Welcome to the Alaska Region

Twenty Mile river turn of Alaskan Rail Road corner. Chugach. Photo by Sue Gethen. Soft earth tones and delicate stripes and stars of color speckle the Wilson’s Snipe. Tongass. Photo by Erin Lehnert. Tongass Young Growth Inventory Portal story map. Spring shorebird surveys on the Cordova Ranger District. Chugach. Photo by Mike Ausman.



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.

Public Scoping Comments

Historic Roadless Documents

March 2019 Alaska Roadless Rule Bulletin

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...

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Upcoming Birding Festivals

Three youngsters looking for shorebirds at low tide.

Springtime marks the annual migration of millions of birds as they make their journey along the Pacific Flyway to Alaska. Join us.....

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...

Voices of the Wilderness

Megan Perra sea kayaking near Sitka Alaska.

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

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