The Tongass National Forest
is the world’s largest intact temperate rainforest, containing 17 million acres of old-growth trees, towering mountains, lush coastlines, and healthy populations of fish and wildlife. These lands and waters support the ways of life of the 31 communities and 19 federally recognized Tribes that reside here. Its old growth forests have global impacts, making up a giant carbon sink storing more carbon dioxide than any other forest in the country. We work with a wide variety of partners and stakeholders to protect the the Tongass for the sustainability of the communities, plants, and animals that rely on it.