Tongass National Forest


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Tongass National Forest

Address:648 Mission St
Ketchikan, AK 99901

Phone:907-225-3101
Fax:907-228-6215
Web: www.fs.fed.us/r10/tongass
Size: 17,000,000 acres.
Location:Southeast Alaska, comprising 80 percent of all land between the southern tip (near Ketchikan) to north of Yakutut. No road access; accessible by ferry, boat, or plane only. Nearby cities/towns include Juneau, Ketchikan, Sitka, Skagway, and Yakutut.
Facilities:3 visitor centers, 15 campgrounds, 150 cabins, picnic sites, trails, warming huts.
Activities:Camping, hunting, fishing, boating, canoeing, kayaking, hiking, berry picking, mushroom collecting, flightseeing tours (concession operated), whale watching, ice skating, snowmobiling, cross-country and downhill skiing, snowshoeing, interpretive programs.
Special Features:Largest national forest in the U.S., three times larger than the next largest national forest. (At 17,000,000 acres, forest is larger than the states of Delaware or Rhode Island.) Features glaciers, mountains, waterways, and islands separated by straits and channels. Points of interest include Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, Pack Creek Bear Viewing Area, and native arts displays at Southeast Alaska Discovery Center.

See other parks in Alaska.
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If the sight of that glacier took our breath away, so, too, did a two-hour floatplane trip over the Tongass National Forest to view the magnificent Misty Fjords.
However, last year the federal government adopted an amendment to the management plan for the Tongass National Forest.
He served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Nepal, working in both community forestry and rural development and supervised numerous timber operations as a timber sale officer on the Yakama Reservation as well as a forester on the Tongass National Forest in Alaska.
Planning for the BBC series began in 2015, at Tongass National Forest.
Matt Baker will be the man in the helicopter looking for humpbacks and orcas off the coast of Tongass National Forest.
Matt, who'll spend his time at the Wild Alaska Live hub in Tongass National Forest, agrees.
Matt, meanwhile, will broadcast from Tongass National Forest, the largest temperate rainforest on the planet, on the trail of a mother black bear who needs the salmon for three cubs.
The bottom line: this legislation, as introduced, is fundamentally flawed and should be opposed by Alaska Tribal advocates and all others who depend on the truly renewable resources of the Tongass National Forest.
Forest Service's old growth logging plans for Alaska's Tongass National Forest stalls urgent climate change protections and relies on old school forestry.
The USDA considered, among other things, whether to exempt the Tongass National Forest (the Tongass), the nation's largest national forest, from the proposed rule.
For more on Tongass National Forest, read "Transition For Tongass" on p.
Travelers can spend a few days exploring the islandOs Native communities; fishing in quiet bays and rivers; and hiking in the Tongass National Forest, covering nearly the entire island.