Logo bar of the Alaska Public Lands Information Centers which are located in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Tok and Ketchikan
A downed tree rests across a forested stream. Ferns and moss cover the tree and everything else in sight. This is the Tongass National Forest - a rain forest in Alaska.
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U.S. Forest Service
US Forest Service logo. Gold lettering on green shield with a gold border. At the center, a pine tree stands between the letters U and S. Forest service is written at the top and the words Department of Agriculture are on the bottom.
The U.S. Forest Service Logo

U.S. Forest Service, Alaska Region
The mission of the Alaska Region of the Forest Service is to manage the Chugach and Tongass National Forests to meet society’s needs for a variety of goods, services, and amenities while enhancing the Forests’ health and productivity, and to foster similar outcomes for State and private forestland across Alaska.

The U.S. Forest Service is an agency of the United States Department of Agriculture, and can be reached at

Distant view of a hiker wearing a fleece coat, ball cap and a backpack. The man stands on a small rise looking out over a lush and expansive mountain valley. The sky is cloudy.
There is endless backcountry hiking in Tongass National Forest.

The Tongass National Forest is roughly 17 million acres, the largest national forest. To learn more about what the Tongass National Forest has to offer visit

To learn about more things to do in the Chugach National Forest go to

Interested in Maps of the National Forests in Alaska?

Distant view of Mt. McKinley on a perfectly clear day. The mountain is fully covered in snow. Did You Know?
When measured from the 2,000 foot lowlands near Wonder Lake to its snowy summit at 20,320 feet, Mount McKinley has a vertical relief of over 18,000 feet, which is greater than that of Mount Everest!