Experience Alaska

Some people spend their lives dreaming of a trip to Alaska. From misty islands in Alaska’s panhandle to the tundra covered plains of the Arctic Refuge, there is much to see.

Things to do

In Alaska you can pursue a dizzying array of outdoor activities from sea kayaking to salmon fishing. We've pulled together a few ideas to get you started. 

Where to go

By far the largest state in the nation, Alaska requires most travelers to choose one or two regions to visit on a single trip. Fortunately, each region offers abundant beauty and wild landscapes. Depending on where you go, you’re likely to see loads of wildlife. 

When to go

The midnight sun makes summer a glorious time to visit Alaska, but don't forget other seasons have their charms as well. 

 

  • For this report, The Wilderness Society reviewed data from more than 16,000 parcels auctioned off by the state. The analysis details more than a century of land sales that have privatized and closed off an amount of once-accessible lands nearly the size of the entire Sawtooth National Forest. Parcels often end up in the hands of some of Idaho’s biggest industries, while others have been turned into gravel pits, strip malls and even exclusive private fishing retreats and lakeshore hideaways for those wealthy enough to buy them.

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  • In this report, we provide the policy framework for designating ORV trails and areas on federal lands, along with a series of recommendations based on recent case law and ten case studies from the Forest Service, BLM, and National Park Service that demonstrate both agency failures to comply with the executive order minimization criteria and good planning practices that could be incorporated into a model for application of the criteria.