Alaska's National Forests
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Welcome to the Alaska Region
The Alaska region is home to two of the nation’s largest national forests, the Chugach and Tongass, traditional homelands of Alaska Native peoples. The Alaska Region offers amazing diversity and a multitude of uses. Learn more about the region in our bimonthly SourDough News and Media Toolkit.
A breathtaking landscape in the heart of southcentral. The Chugach is the backyard for over half of Alaskan's and a coveted destination for hundreds of thousands of visitors each year.
The nation's largest national forest covers most of southeast. The Tongass offers opportunities to view eagles, bears, spawning salmon, and breath-taking vistas of wild Alaska.
Diseases, insects, disorders, and invasive plants impact forest health. Find reports, identification guides, and more resources for stewarding Alaska's forests.
The forests provide tremendous learning laboratories with glaciers, complex ecosystems, diverse plant and animal life, and rich geologic history.
The public, volunteers, Tribal Nations, Alaska Native corporations, and our partners all share in the stewardship of Alaska's National Forests.
From traditions that are thousands of years old to your families annual camping trip. The Alaska Region is rich with tradition, history, culture, and heritage.
Recreate safely in Alaska’s National Forests this holiday weekend
Release Date: May 24, 2022
Watch Arctic Terns live! These fairy-like birds migrate from as far south as Antarctica to breed on this protected beach along the Mendenhall Glacier Lake. Listen for their shrill high-pitched calls, experience their courtship traditions, and watch for downy hatchlings.
Apply today! We're hiring archaeologists, data stewards, partnership coordinators, administrative support assistants, special uses administrators, recreation management specialists and planners, as well as forestry and biological technicians in a variety of duty stations throughout Alaska.
Southeast Alaska Sustainability Strategy
Find updates on the initial investments.
Alaska's National Forests could use someone like you!
Add to your enjoyment with a stop at one of several visitor centers.
Find wildlife viewing locations on the Chugach and Tongass National Forests.