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kayakers in front of an imposing cliff

Kayakers near Nugget Falls on the Tongass National Forest, Juneau Ranger District.

Photo by Jon Gellings

Recent News


USDA Releases Final Environmental Impact Statement for Alaska Roadless Rule

WASHINGTON, Sept. 24, 2020 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced the upcoming publication of a Final Environmental Impact Statement that describes the environmental effects of six alternatives, including whether the Tongass National Forest should be exempted from the 2001 Roadless Rule. 

Prince of Wales map wins "Excellence in Cartography" at International Conference

The draft map captures a landscape rich with numerous bays, lakes, mountains, and smaller islands and depicts the island’s extensive road network and many recreation sites.

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Mendenhall Glacier Recreation Area

Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center

We are working on a sustainable recreation Master Plan...

Celebrating Wildflowers

Lupin growing near the trail.

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


Alaska Mental Health Trust Act

Sr Review Appraiser Greg Graybadger and Regional Review Appraiser William Crawford in Petersburg.

Equal value land exchange between the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority and the Forest Service.

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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