Division of Forestry

Forestry Offices

  • Director's Office
    907-269-8463

Regions

  • Coastal
    907-761-6225
  • Northern
    907-451-2660

Areas

  • Delta
    907-895-4225
  • Fairbanks
    907-451-2600
  • Kenai/ Kodiak
    907-260-4200
  • Mat-Su
    907-761-6300
  • Northern Southeast
    907-766-2120
  • Southern Southeast
    907-225-3070
  • Southwest
    907-524-3010
  • Tok
    907-883-1400
  • Valdez/ Copper River
    907-822-5534

John Chris Maisch, State Forester

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.

Quick References

Wildland Fire & Aviation Program


The Division provides fire protection services and related fire and aviation management activities on 150 million acres of land throughout Alaska.