The Tongass National Forest our home. our life. protect it.
SCS has been working to protect the temperate rainforest of southeast Alaska and Sitka's quality of life since 1967. We are based in the small coastal town of Sitka, Alaska, located on the west coast of Baranof Island in the heart of the Tongass, the nation's largest National Forest.
At SCS, we have dual goals of protecting the coastal temperate rainforests of Southeast Alaska and developing economically, socially, and environmentally sustainable communities within the Tongass National Forest. SCS works to protect and manage the Tongass in a way that the world will be inspired by. As an organization, we hope that you will learn to love the wilderness and will be inspired too. Please check out our program areas to learn more about our work and the places we love.
The Sitka Conservation Society is lucky enough to call both the the town of Sitka and the Tongass National Forest as our home. Sitka is easily the most historic city in Alaska and is arguably the most beautiful as well. Today, Sitka is proud to have a population approaching 9,000 and a bustling economy. Sitkan's are committed to preserving the local beauty, tranquility, culture, and wildlife.