Welcome to the Alaska Region

View of muskeg pond at Snotel monitoring site in Héen Latinee Experimental Forest. Photo by Richard Edwards. Bald eagle sores just above the water. Photo by Sue Gethen. Alaska’s state flower, Myosotis alpestris, the “Forget-Me-Not.” Photo by Erin Lehnert. Hiker on Alice Smith Intertie trail in Cordova, Alaska. Photo by Melissa Gabrielson. Tongass Young Growth Inventory Portal story map.



Information on the Alaska Roadless Rule

Hiker on Deer Mountain stops to view the horizon.

The USDA Forest Service is seeking public comments and will host public information meetings as it prepares to develop a durable Alaska Roadless Rule to further Alaska’s economic development and other needs, while also conserving roadless areas for future generations.

Public Scoping Comments

Historic Roadless Documents

May-June 2019 Alaska Roadless Rule Bulletin

Mendenhall Glacier Recreation Area Master Plan

Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, Tongass National Forest.

Our goal is that the Mendenhall Glacier Recreation Area and Visitor Center will continue to provide recreation experiences that highlight the natural, historic, and cultural resources to local, national, and international visitors and will continue to provide sustainable recreation experiences that interpret glacial features in a changing environment. To accomplish this, we are working on a Master Plan...

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Celebrating Wildflowers

Lupin growing near the trail.

Wildflowers are blooming so plan a visit to your National Forest today. 

Voices of the Wilderness

Megan Perra sea kayaking near Sitka Alaska.

This year's participants have just been announced for the 10th Annual Voices of the Wilderness artist residency program. 


Alaska Forest Health 2018

Alaska Forest Health 2018 Storymap.

Learn about the most important forest damage agents in Alaska with the 2018 interactive map.

Forest Health Protection

Spruce Beetle

Learn more about important forest insects and diseases in Alaska’s forests. Start learning now...

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