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Alaska's Back Country Rainforests

Listed under Rainforests and Jungles in Alaska, United States.

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For vast back country rainforest, it is hard to go past the tangle of forests that line the western seaboard of North America north of Vancouver. The landscape is an enormous interface between a maze of inlets, with Orca in the water, and incredible forests and mountains, and the largest expanse of temperate rainforest on the planet. Perhaps a single place to pick out as needing a visit are the forests on the Chilkoot Inlet, near Haines in Southern Alaska, that lead up through old growth forest into the mountains. The valley is the 'civilised' end of this incredible Big Country and gives a sense of what it is like further in. The world's largest gathering of Bald eagles adds to the adventure. When: autumn or winter for the eagles.

Written by  Cam Walker.

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Though I feel the article was somewhat short, the lack of information leads me to believe that the Back Country Rainforests in Alaska might remain somewhat undisturbed by human interference, though I would love to visit.

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If you do visit maybe you can contribute more information - although you're right, then it might suffer from human interference.

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