March 6 is First Friday on the Chugach National Forest

The 2015 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree project is already building up steam, and it’s not even March! We’ve gathered together ten of Alaska’s best and brightest artists who have come up with ideas on how to illuminate this year’s U.S.Capitol Christmas Tree. Each artist’s ornament is also a template, and youth around the state (maybe […]


Students speak for the trees

One of the stops on the 2014 tour was a visit to Garlough Elementary School in West Saint Paul, MN. This K-4 environmental magnet school was selected with the help of the Forest Service Urban Connections program along with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. The entire school was engaged with the event- from learning […]


Chugach National Forest to provide 2015 U.S. Capitol Christmas tree

ANCHORAGE, Alas. (Jan. 2) The U.S. Forest Service has announced that the Chugach National Forest has been selected to provide the 2015 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree. For more than 50 years a tree has graced the west lawn of the U.S Capitol, and since 1970, a national forest has been selected to provide the honored […]


Alaska State Council on the Arts: 2015 Capitol Christmas Tree Ornament Call

The Chugach National Forest, in partnership with the Alaska State Council on the Arts and Alaska Geographic, are looking for Alaskan artists to create one-of-a-kind ornaments for the 2015 People’s Tree that will stand tall in front of the U.S. Capitol Building during the 2015 holiday season. This is the first time that Alaska has […]

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