Explore the Roadless Areas of the Tongass National Forest

We place a spotlight on different species and features in seven roadless areas in the Tongass.

Tongass National Forest
Tongass National Forest. Photo: John Schoen

The 2001 Roadless Rule protects wild places in our National Forests across the country. Roadless areas on the Tongass National Forest in Southeast Alaska have exceptional wilderness value and areas of high biological value. 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, 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 the Tongass as we place a spotlight on seven roadless areas. 

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