Tongass National Forest
- Designated by Theodore Roosevelt in 1907, the Tongass National Forest is over 100 years old.
- At 16.9 Million acres, the largest national forest in the United States.
- Managed for multiple use including recreation timer harvest, mining and wilderness preservation.
- Includes two national monuments, 13 campgrounds, 19 wilderness areas, 150 recreational cabins and 450 miles of hiking trails.
- Part of the largest coastal temperate rainforest in the world.
- Icefields, glaciers, mountains, valleys, estuaries, islands, lakes, caves and 14,000 miles of shoreline.
- Home to over 5,000 brown bears.
- Southeast Alaska's inside passage is an important travel and supply route for it's residents.
Submitted by: SW