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Tongass National Forest
Welcome to the largest National Forest in the United States, Alaska's magnificent Tongass National Forest, sprawling across over 16,000,000 acres of the southeast Alaskan coastline.
Forest History: For thousands of years, the land that is now Tongass National Forest was occupied by various Native American tribes including the Tsimshian, Tlingit, and Haida tribes.
Flora and Fauna: Tongass National Forest, a lush temperate rainforest, helps protect the home of numerous plant and animals species. Some of the plants that grow inside the forest boundaries include western hemlocks, Sitka spruces, yellow-cedars, and many others. Some of the wild animals who call this place home include wolves, porcpupines, black-tailed deer, porcupines, grizzly bears, and bald eagles. Please treat their home with respect.
For the lover of the outdoors Tongass National Forest boasts hundreds of miles of hiking trials, caves to explore, mountains to climb, and so much more. Come on out and explore.
This was RecPlanet place of the day on December 24, 2015.