People and the Chugach National Forest

More than 1 million people visit the Chugach annually from all over the world; however, it is local Alaskans – especially in and around Anchorage – who really utilize what the Chugach has to offer. According to the U.S. Forest Service, the Chugach serves as the “backyard” for half of Alaska’s residents.

I heart the Chugach

Beyond recreation, the Chugach is a place where residents come to hunt, fish and gather as part of a subsistence lifestyle. The Chugach is a place Alaska residents hold near and dear to their hearts – Alaskans love the Chugach!