Division of Forestry
John "Chris" Maisch, State Forester & Director
550 W. 7th Ave. Suite 1450
Anchorage, AK 99501-3566
The Division manages forests for multiple uses and the sustained yield of renewable resources on 20 million acres of State land. This includes the Tanana Valley, Haines, and Southeast State Forests. In 2011, the Alaska State Legislature added 23,181 acres of commercial forest lands to the existing Southeast State Forest.
The Division conducts personal use, commercial timber, and fuel-wood sales. It emphasizes in-state use of wood for value-added processing.
The Division provides fire protection services and related fire and aviation management activities on 150 million acres of land throughout Alaska.