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Tongass National Forest, Southeast Alaska

US Forest Service - Tongass National Forest, Southeast Alaska: Forest Management/Restoration
The Tongass National Forest in southeast Alaska (and surrounding areas) covers an area of approximately 80,000 km2 (31,000 mi2, 20 million acres). The Tongass national forest is using NetMap as a consistent landscape data frame across the entire region from which to assess and plan various types of forest management activities including road restoration, riparian management and monitoring.

As part of the Tongass-NetMap in southeast Alaska, an analysis of estuary habitats was done in conjunction with Colorado State University (Fuller et al. 2012). The estuary analysis, in combination with watershed characteristics (fish habitats, floodplains, and river network geometry-confluence effects), was used to create a provisional watershed ecological classification scheme. See NetMap’s Forestry Applications.