Chugach National Forest


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Chugach National Forest

Address:3301 C St, Suite 300
Anchorage, AK 99503

Phone:907-743-9500
Fax:907-743-9476
Web: www.fs.fed.us/r10/chugach
Size: 5,600,000 acres.
Location:Extends south and east of Anchorage along the south-central Alaskan Coast. Accessible by highway to Anchorage, Seward, and Kenai. Nearby cities/towns include Anchorage, Cordova, Seward, Valdez, and Whittier.
Facilities:42 cabins, 15 campgrounds, dispersed camping, picnic sites, trails (200 miles).
Activities:Camping, hunting, fishing, boating, hiking, heli-skiing, snowmobiling, dogsledding, salmon viewing.
Special Features:Second largest national forest in the United States. Encompasses Kenai Peninsula, Prince William Sound, and Copper River Delta. At 700,000 acres, the delta is the largest contiguous wetland area remaining on the western coast of the U.S. Begich Boggs Visitor Center, located at the head of Portage Valley, features exhibits focusing on glaciers and Alaska wildlife.

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Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Chugach National Forest, Anchorage, Alaska, USA.
Key words: activity patterns, Alaska, Chugach National Forest, foraging habitat, habitat associations, Little Brown Myotis, maternity roost, Myotis lucifugus, snag roost
Kayak the Glaciers: Prince William Sound, Chugach National Forest, Alaska.
In Alaska, NWF is leading two coalitions to protect bear habitat in the Chugach National Forest, Prince William Sound and Copper River Delta.
The pretty drive north from Seward remains the same, first through the Chugach National Forest, and then along the Turnagain Inlet, where the tidal bore is as dramatic as ever.
A research model developed for the Chugach National Forest portion of the Kenai Peninsula estimated that habitat effectiveness for brown bears has already been reduced by approximately 70 percent due to the cumulative effects of human activities.
Chugach National Forest, and the world's greatest glaciers.
"Another one of our trips, the Spencer Glacier whistle-stop, is a passenger opportunity we've developed in partnership with the Chugach National Forest Service."
Inside, exhibits detail the life of glaciers and their effect on the Chugach National Forest. End of Portage Valley Hwy., an arm of State 1, 10-4 Mon-Fri until Memorial Day, 9-6 daily Memorial Day through September; 783-2326.
The delta occupies the eastern one- third of Chugach National Forest and is home to many of the state's big mammals, including grizzlies, black bears, otters, wolves, moose, mink and wolverines.
For an excellent Chugach National Forest (Anchorage area) cabin directory, call 907/271-2599.