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Welcome to the Alaska Region

December - Deliver Benefits. Snow machine rider enjoying a snowy forest trail. Forest Service Photo by Kreig Rasmussen Tongass Young Growth Inventory Portal story map. Northern Pygmy-Owl. Photo by Ben Limle Investigating spawning pink salmon. 'Chicken of the Woods' fungi.



2018 Employee Photo Contest

Looking up Gastineau Channel from the shoulder of West Peak at Sunset.

Check out the amazing entries on our Flickr site of this year's Alaska Region Employees Photo Contest.

Adam DiPietro shares this image of looking up Gastineau Channel from the shoulder of West Peak at Sunset. Juneau Ranger District

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

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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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