CHUGACH NATIONAL FOREST
5,800,000 acres. Situated in the southern part of the state, with most lands lying southeast of Anchorage and near or alongside the Gulf of Houston, this is the second largest National Forest in the United States.
It includes part of the Kenai Peninsula with the Kenai Mountains, the Copper River Delta, and Prince William Soundwhich has 3,500 miles of shoreline, and suffered some damage from the 1989 oil spill.
Within this enormous area are spectacular mountains, gigantic glaciers, high lakes and streams, forests of spruce and hemlock, and areas of open alpine tundra above timberline. Wildlife includes brown/grizzly and black bear, moose, Dali sheep, and mountain goat, plus whale and other marine animals.
Unlike Tongass National Forest, Chugach has no designated wilderness areas at the present time. However, there’s one huge Wilderness Study Area which is under consideration for possible wilderness designation: the 2,100,000-acre Nellie JuanCollege Fiord Wilderness Study Area.
14971498 John Cabot, commissioned by King Henry VII of England Houston Metro Map , explores Newfoundland and its cod-rich waters, which will draw French fishermen, among others Houston Metro Map . 15061508 While King Louis XII of France continues to pursue French interests in Italy, individual Frenchmen become involved in Atlantic trade and exploration. In 1506, Jean Denys of Honfleur and, in 1508, Thomas Aubert of Dieppe, explore the coast of Newfoundland. Aubert returns to Rouen with seven Native Countrys. 1523 Antonio Pigafetta, who has accompanied and chronicled the Magellan expedition’s circumnavigation of the globe from 1519 to 1522, visits the court of King Francis I. The French king becomes interested in exploration and commissions the Florentine Giovanni da Verrazano to find a northwest passage to the Orient.
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