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Posts tagged: Chugach National Forest

Longest Timber-Truss Pedestrian Bridge in the U.S. Will Link Recreation Visitors with Adventures

The longest, single-space timber truss bridge in North America is currently under construction on the Chugach National Forest in Alaska.  Photo Credit: Forest Service photo

The longest, single-space timber truss bridge in North America is currently under construction on the Chugach National Forest in Alaska. Photo Credit: Forest Service photo

A construction project will literally bridge the gap between dreams and real-world adventure on the Chugach National Forest. Read more »

New Alaska Patrol Boat Carries Name of Fallen Law Enforcement Officer

The newly commissioned PV Kristine Fairbanks patrols Alaska’s Prince William Sound as part of the Forest Service’s mission in the Alaska Region May 5, 2012. The boat is named for a law enforcement officer who was killed in the line of duty in 2008. Photo by Milo Burcham.

The newly commissioned PV Kristine Fairbanks patrols Alaska’s Prince William Sound as part of the Forest Service’s mission in the Alaska Region May 5, 2012. The boat is named for a law enforcement officer who was killed in the line of duty in 2008. Photo by Milo Burcham.

The name and memory of U.S. Forest Service Law Enforcement Officer Kristine Fairbanks has a lot of meaning for the Forest Service law enforcement community and especially to the Pacific Northwest and Alaska regions of the agency. Read more »

Faces of the Forest Celebrates Ruth D’Amico

Some people dream about visiting the sandy beaches of Hawaii. But New Jersey native Ruth D’Amico always dreamed of exploring the mountains and oceans of Alaska.

The U.S. Forest Service fisheries biologist was always curious about nature and hoped to one day feed this love for wonder in Alaska. Hailing from a small town, D’Amico lived nowhere near a national forest and yearned to be around Alaska’s mountains that she read about as a child. Little did she know that she would one day call those Alaskan mountains home. Read more »