Inian Islands, Alaska
The Inian Islands are a group of scenic islands located in the frigid waters of Icy Strait. They lie between the northern tip of Chichagof Island and Glacier Bay National Park. They are included as part of the Tongass National Forest and are renowned for the forest of stunted trees that are the result of extreme ocean weather. In 1990, the federal government recognized the islands’ pristine condition and ecological, geological, and scenic, values, by declaring them a Wilderness area under the federal Wilderness Act, and is managed by the Forest Service. The Pleasant/ Lemesurier/Inian Islands Wilderness can only be accessed by floatplane, motor or paddle boat, and is strategically managed to preserve the undeveloped ecosystem for the enjoyment of present and future generations.