South Baranof Wilderness

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Alpine reaches of the South Baranof Wilderness.

The South Baranof Wilderness is a federally designated wilderness area within the Tongass National Forest, located on Baranof Island, Alaska. Covering 319,568 acres south of Sitka, the South Baranof protects glacier-carved fjords, hanging valleys, old-growth temperate rainforests and sheer granite mountains.[1]

The wilderness was created by Congress in 1980 as part of the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act.

References[edit]

  1. ^ South Baranof Wilderness, Wilderness.net

Coordinates: 56°45′22″N 134°53′32″W / 56.75611°N 134.89222°W / 56.75611; -134.89222