Misty Fjords National Monument is seen in this U.S. Forest Service photo.

The Tongass National Forest is accepting applications for its 2018 artist in residence program, Voices of the Wilderness.

According to a news release, the program pairs artists with a wilderness specialist. Together, they engage in research, monitoring and education projects. The artists will be able to explore the wilderness, and communicate that experience through their art.

The Tongass National Forest has five participating wilderness areas. They are Misty Fjords National Monument near Ketchikan; Tebenkof Bay Wilderness near Petersburg; South Baranof or West Chichagof-Yakobi Wilderness near Sitka; and the Kootznoowoo and Tracy Arm-Fords Terror wilderness areas near Juneau.

Residencies are open to art professionals in all media. Applications must be emailed by midnight on March 1st.

More information and application information may be found at https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/r10/home/?cid=stelprd3820977