Rain Country Reflections: Southeast Wildlife

The bald eagle is an endangered species in 43 of the 48 states, but 12,000 adult eagles call Southeast Alaska home. Some of their young are finding new homes in other states to help repopulate the species. The forest and waters of Southeast also provide unique opportunities to see and study other wildlife. The feeding requirements of deer provide Forest Service biologists information helpful in managing the Tongass National Forest. Sea otters are also being studied to determine the effects of reintroducing this once endangered species to our shores.