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Logo bar of the Alaska Public Lands Information Center which are located in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Tok and Ketchikan
the snow covered White Mountains located just north of Fairbanks
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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.
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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 http://www.fs.fed.us/r10



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.
USFS
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
http://www.fs.fed.us/r10/tongass/forest_facts/forest_facts.shtml

To learn about more things to do in the Chugach National Forest go to
http://www.fs.fed.us/r10/chugach

Interested in Maps of the National Forests in Alaska?
Visit http://www.fs.fed.us/r10/ro/maps-brochures





 
Closeup view of thin, green horsetail plants in a lush boreal forest. Did You Know?
Forests only cover about 37 percent of Alaska's land area, but one large part of this forest coverage is the taiga, which is Russian for 'little sticks.' Also known as the boreal forest, it is the largest terrestrial biome on the planet, is circumboreal, and contains most of the world's trees.