Our Federal Partners
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

U.S. Department of Agriculture

United States Forest Service (USFS)
The mission of the USDA Forest Service is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the Nation’s forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations.

The mission of the Alaska Region of the Forest Service (Region 10) is to manage the Chugach and Tongass National Forests to meet society’s needs for a variety of goods, services, and amenities while enhancing the Forests’ health and productivity, and to foster similar outcomes for State and private forestland across Alaska. ADF&G works closely with Region 10 on a variety of projects of mutual interest, from timber sale planning to research projects.

Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)
Originally established by Congress in 1935 as the Soil Conservation Service (SCS), the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has expanded to become a conservation leader for all natural resources, ensuring that private lands are conserved, restored, and are more resilient to environmental challenges, like climate change. Seventy percent of the land in the United States is privately owned, making stewardship by private landowners absolutely critical to the health of our Nation’s environment.

The NRCS works with landowners through conservation planning and assistance designed to benefit the soil, water, air, plants, and animals that result in productive lands and healthy ecosystems. Both NRCS and ADF&G recognize that science and critical to conservation and resource management.