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Fall in Love with National Forests

Seasonal Wilderness Ranger Kristen Stelk helping a young visitor to learn to use a spotting scope.

Seasonal Wilderness Ranger Kristen Stelk helping a young visitor to learn to use a spotting scope.


Alaska’s National Forests offer tremendous opportunities to learn through observation, exploration and recreation. From the massive tidewater glaciers of Prince William Sound, the muskegs of Southeast Alaska, the caves of Prince of Wales Island; the Chugach and Tongass National Forests provide wonderful laboratories for outdoor studies. Enrich your outdoor learning experiences by looking through our website for helpful resources.


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Chugach Children's Forest, looking up at the tree tops.    Tongass Children's Forest
  • 49 Sites in the 49th State - Join us in celebrating the 50th anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act (October 15th, 2016) on a virtual tour of 49 locations in our state.
  • History & Culture - Resources to help you learn about the history and pre-history of the Chugach and Tongass National Forests, and about the cultures of Alaska’s Native people
  • Nature & Science - Information and teaching materials dealing with the natural resources of the forests
  • Visitor Centers - Information about major Forest Service visitor centers in Alaska and the learning opportunities in each


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Two boys in a canoe in a lake dip for bugs with a net

Boys in the "From the Forest to the Sea" science camp dip net for bugs. Cordova Ranger District, Chugach National Forest

A Forest Service naturalist provides a PortageValley Glacier tour

Interpreter presents program on tour boat in Portage Lake Glacier Ranger District, Chugach National Forest