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.

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Alaska Congressman Don Young issued the following statement in response to a story that recently appeared in the Washington Post regarding the Roadless Rule and the Tongass National Forest:
Juneau-based Alaska Zipline Adventures is owned and operated by locals Gin and Davy Anderson, 'who are dedicated to providing a quality tour experience to their guests, creating a positive work environment for their staff, and finding ways to give back to their community and hometown.' the company says Alaska Zipline Adventures offers three zipline packages Alpine Zipline Adventure, Zip & Glacier Combo Tour, and Group Adventures The Alpine Zipline tour starts at the lodge al the Eaglecrest Ski Area in the Tongass National Forest After a safely briefing and practice run.
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.
One is in Tongass National Forest, the largest temperate rainforest on the planet, covering most of south-east Alaska.
Matt Baker will be the man in the helicopter looking for humpbacks and orcas off the coast of Tongass National Forest. Liz is literally going on a bear hunt as she continues her live brown bear adventure, and the team travels offshore to meet Alaska's version of Jaws - the salmon shark.
Matt Baker will be presenting live from the world's largest temperate rainforest, the stunning Tongass National Forest, where black bears and bald eagles await the end point of the epic salmon migration.
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.
Matt, who'll spend his time at the Wild Alaska Live hub in Tongass National Forest, agrees.
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.
Specifically, Alaska sought to prevent its application to the Tongass National Forest, and, ultimately, the state reached a separate settlement with the Forest Service promulgating a new rule exempting the Tongass from the Roadless Rule.
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