June 16, 2015
Extreme fire danger in Katmai National Park and Preserve
Effective immediately, open fires are prohibited in Katmai national park and preserve, Aniakchak National Monument and Preserve and the Alagnak
Wild River until further notice. The use of gas grills and barbeques at campsites will be allowed.
February 02, 2015
Public Hearing on Proposed Changes to 2015 Katmai Compendium
Katmai National Park and Preserve will host a public meeting and information session on Monday, February 9, 2015 from 7-9 p.m. at the Naknek Native Village Council Building (Dolly’s Hall) in Naknek. Park staff will be available to discuss upcoming construction projects at Brooks Camp, commercial use authorizations, park resources, the NPS centennial initiative in 2016, and changes to the 2015 superintendent’s compendium.
November 06, 2014
Public Hearing on Proposed Hunting Regulations for National Preserves
The National Park Service will hold 17 public hearings this fall on proposed regulations and environmental assessment related to sport hunting in Alaska's national preserves. Katmai National Park and Preserve will be conducting a public hearing on November 20, 2014 at Bristol Bay Borough Assembly Chambers, Naknek, AK from 7-9 p.m.
October 21, 2014
NPS-Alaska Sets Hearings for Sport Hunting Proposals
The National Park Service will hold 17 public hearings this fall on proposed regulations and environmental assessment related to sport hunting in Alaska's national preserves.
The proposals include prohibitions on taking wolf and coyote pups and adults in early summer when they den and their pelts have little commercial value; the taking of brown bears over bait stations; and the use of artificial light to take black bear cubs and sows with cubs at dens. Other procedural changes and wildlife harvest related changes are also proposed.
September 17, 2014
Brooks Camp Visitor Center Hours for Fall 2014
The Brooks Camp Visitor Center will be open through October 12, 2014. Rangers will be available to answer questions and provide mandatory bear safety orientations from 8 AM to 5 PM September 18-30 and 9 AM to 5 PM October 1-12.
August 04, 2014
Biologists and Rangers Successfully Remove Wire Snare from Bear’s Neck
A wire snare was successfully removed from a female bear’s neck by a team of biologists and rangers on July 30. The bear, numbered 854 and nicknamed Divot, arrived at Brooks Camp with her yearling cub on July 28 with a wire snare cutting into the flesh on her neck.