Meet Jimena Cuenca, an intern at the Chugach National Forest!

Jimena Cuenca is a Student Conservation Association intern for the Chugach National Forest! She coordinates outreach for the forest with a specific focus on increasing volunteerism and engaging new audiences. Prior to working on the volunteer program, Jimena did field work related to migratory birds out of the Chugach National Forests’s Cordova Ranger District as [...]

Wildfires Sweep Across Alaska

Over 600 wildfires have burned in Alaska this summer, with 300 fires still currently burning. The state is close to reaching the 3-million mark in acres burned. At this point, we’re ahead of the acreage burned up to this date in 2004, which is generally considered to be the worst Alaska fire season on record. […]

U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree Ornaments Highlight Polynesian Culture in Alaska

It might surprise people outside of Alaska to know that Samoan, Tongan, Hawaiian and other Polynesian cultures thrive in Anchorage and their biggest celebration of the year is Polynesian Cultural Day in June. This year the Chugach National Forest and Alaska Geographic joined the fun! Together we hosted an ornament-making event at the Polynesian Cultural […]