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Tongass National Forest

At 17 million acres, the Tongass National Forest in southeastern Alaska is the largest national forest in the United States. It is a north temperate rain forest, remote enough to be the home of many species of flora and fauna considered endangered or rare elsewhere. Created in 1907 by President Theodore Roosevelt, it encompasses islands of the Alexander Archipelago, and fjords and glaciers and peaks of the Coast Range mountains.