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Welcome to Tongass Rain Forest
One of the last unspoiled and largest temperate rain forests of the world, the Tongass Rain Forest hugs the North American Coastline from Kodiak Island in Alaska and stretches as far south as Northern California.
The Tongass National Forest covers nearly 17 million acres - almost all of SouthEast Alaska that is not densely populated or part of either the Admiralty Islands National Monument,
The Temperate Rain Forest is very different ecosystem than that of a Tropical Rain Forest and cover a much small percentage of the Earth's landmass, about 3%. While the Tongass is the largest, (with about 29% of the world's surviving uncut temperate rain forest) other similar forests can be found in Tasmania, New Zealand, Chile.
Fueled by upto 55 inches of annual precipatation and keeping a mean annual temperature of about 40-54 degrees, the Temperate Forest presents the densest biomass of life found on the earth. It is home to some of the world's most impressive wildlife - brown bears, bald eagles, foxes and huge salmon runs. It is also home to fascinating plantlife - spruce and cedar trees, and hemlock. The coastal waterways are the summer home and primary feeding grounds the humpback whales and other marine life.
This monument is a 955,000 acre covering all of Admiralty Island located off the coast of Juneau in Southeast Alaska. Most of the monument is designated as the Kootznoowoo Wilderness to protect the protect the prolific rainforest vegetation and abundant wildlife, including Grizzley and Black Bears. Many species of salmon, whales, mountain goats, and deer live here.
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