Ranger Districts ask owners to register vehicles


In an effort to mitigate hazards created by abandoned vehicles like these, individuals who want to keep their vehicles at Portage Bay, Thomas Bay, or Tonka are asked to register with the Petersburg Ranger District by March 1st.

According to the Tongass National Forest District Rangers, there is a growing problem with abandoned vehicles and long-term parking on remote road systems near Petersburg and Wrangell.

Rangers claim these vehicles are impacting public and contractor access to public lands, creating a safety concern, contaminating the environment with hazardous materials and creating an eyesore for the public.

The Ranger Districts are responding to public requests to control the problem by designating long-term parking areas at Roosevelt Harbor, St. Johns Harbor and Anita Bay in the Wrangell District and Th...

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