Take a Closer Look at the Roadless Areas of the Tongass

Tongass National Forest
Tongass National Forest. Photo: John Schoen

Learn more about these special places for birds and other wildlife.  

Roadless areas on the Tongass National Forest in Southeast Alaska have exceptional wilderness value and are extremely important to the species who call these areas home. About half of the big, old trees on the Tongass have already been felled for logging, but the Roadless Rule helps protect about half of what is left. Roadless areas are home to salmon, spruce grouse, goshawks, bears, wolves, and many other birds and wildlife. Roadless areas provide humans with opportunities for fishing, hunting, bird-watching, backpacking, and wilderness solitude.

Learn more about seven of the important roadless areas within the Tongass National Forest by downloading these maps and factsheets:

Calder, El Capitan, and Salmon Bay Roadless Areas

Castle Roadless Area

Eudora Roadless Area

Hoonah Sounds Roadless Area

Karta Roadless Area

North Etolin Roadless Area

North Kuiu Roadless Area

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