Welcome to the Alaska Region

Snow covered mountains on the Tongass NF. Photo by Ed Grossman. Red squirrel at the Russian River Campground on the Chugach. Photo by Stephanie Wright. Tongass Young Growth Inventory Portal story map. A mountain goat runs down a hill at Crow trail in Girdwood on the Chugach. Photo by Ralph Radford..



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...

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.

Alaska Roadless Rule webpage

Historic Roadless Documents

Public Scoping Comments

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Voices of the Wilderness

Megan Perra sea kayaking near Sitka Alaska.

Applications are open for this year's Voices of the Wilderness program. Learn how to apply here.

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...

NatureWatch Alaska

Photographer photographing a large flock of shorebirds in Cordova.

Summer is coming and we'd like to help you with planning your Alaska vacation. Use our interactive map to select the location in Alaska that you want to visit.


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