Welcome to the Alaska Region

September– Connect People to Outdoors. Woodsy Owl at Accotink Park, Virginia. Forest Service Photo by Cecilio Ricardo Tongass Young Growth Inventory Portal story map. Northern Pygmy-Owl. Photo by Ben Limle Investigating spawning pink salmon. 'Chicken of the Woods' fungi.



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.

New Meetings Have Been Added
Upcoming meetings (PDF)

Alaska Roadless Rule webpage

Historic Roadless Documents

Mushrooms of the National Forests in Alaska

Mushrooms harvested.

It's mushroom season here in Alaska. This brochure presents an introduction and illustrates a number of the more common and interesting of our local species to help those interested to better understand and enjoy one of the many bounties of our magnificent national forests.

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Invasive Species Apps

Removing Elodea with a rake

Download one of these apps to help with detection and reporting of invasive species.

Forest Health Protection

Spruce Beetle

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


Voices of the Wilderness

Megan Perra sea kayaking near Sitka Alaska.

The Voices of the Wilderness artist residency is a unique opportunity modeled after traditional residencies in the national parks…with a twist.

49 Sites in the 49th State

49 Sites in the 49th State.

Special places in Alaska celebrated by the 50th Anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act.

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