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May – Sharing Stewardship” Cedar Fire near Kernville, 2016. California Conservation Corps.” Photo by Lance Cheung Tongass Young Growth Inventory Portal story map. Northern Pygmy-Owl. Photo by Ben Limle Investigating spawning pink salmon. 'Chicken of the Woods' fungi.


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Hillary Chavez, EFTA Intern, & Mirna Borrego, Terra Peninsular Intern, survey shorebirds.Meet Hillary – Celebra Las Aves Intern on the Chugach National Forest - Hillary Chavez is a Celebra Las Aves (Celebrate Birds) intern from Environment for the Americas (EFTA) working on the Chugach National Forest at the Ranger District in Cordova, Alaska.


Diana Craig and Cheryl Carrothers at the Las Joyas Research Station in Jalisco, Mexico 2009International Cooperation Award for Shared Stewardship of Hummingbirds - Receiving the WATA International Cooperation Award for contributions to the Western Hummingbird Partnership is a reflection of an almost ten year commitment to shared stewardship across international boundaries for the conservation of hummingbirds and their habitats.

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Wild and Scenic Rivers

50th Anniversary of the Wild and Scenic Act

The Wild and Scenic Rivers Act is celebrating its 50th anniversary! Experience and discover a river near you!

For more information visit: www.wildandscenicrivers50.us and www.fs.fed.us/managing-land/trails, #MakeYourSplash, #FindYourWay.

National Trails System

50th Anniversary of National Trails System

In 2018, we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the birth of our National Trails System: 11 National Scenic Trails and 19 National Historic Trails (including the Iditarod Trail) authorized by Congress, and more than 1,200 National Recreation Trails. The Forest Service manages over 158,000 miles of trails nationally. Discover and explore a trail near you!

For more information visit: www.trails50.org, #FindYourTrail, #FindYourWay


Birding Festivals in the Alaska Region

Three youngsters looking for shorebirds at low tide.

Springtime in Alaska marks the annual migration of millions of birds that make their journey along the Pacific Flyway from southern wintering grounds in the United States and Mexico, and as far away as Central and South America The excellent breeding habitats of the Chugach National Forest and Tongass National Forest serve as staging sites for this annual ritual.

And you're invited.

Tongass Young Growth Inventory Portal

Tongass Young Growth Story Map screenshot.

The Tongass Young Growth Inventory Portal story map will provide stand-level inventory data and information for decision makers and stakeholders in the Alaska region, in support of the Tongass National Forest's transition to primarily young-growth timber harvest.

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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.

Forest Health Protection

Spruce Beetle

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


Alaska Mental Health Trust Act

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

Learn more about the equal value land exchange between the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority (AMHTA) and the Forest Service.

NatureWatch Alaska

Photographer photographing a large flock of shorebirds in Cordova.

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


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