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The West Chichagof-Yakobi Wilderness is a federally designated wilderness. It encompasses 265,286 acres (107,357 ha) in Southeastern Alaska, in the United States.[1] It includes Yakobi Island and the entire western side of Chichagof Island, as well as the many small island systems along their coasts.

The wilderness was created through a citizen's proposal after teachers from the area suggested that it would be a good place to preserve. The proposal requested that the wilderness run from Lisianski Inlet south to the north end of Hoonah Sound.[2] The Wilderness was designated in 1980 by the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act.[1] It is part of Tongass National Forest, which is managed by the United States Forest Service.


  1. ^ a b "West Chichagof-Yakobi Wilderness". Retrieved 15 November 2010.
  2. ^ Busch, Lisa (15 November 2010). "Johnstones recall sacrifices for wilderness (Part 1 of 4)". Raven Radio, KCAW. Sitka. Retrieved 15 November 2010.

Coordinates: 57°44′31″N 136°04′31″W / 57.74194°N 136.07528°W / 57.74194; -136.07528