April 29, 2015
Fire Advisory: Dry Conditions in Katmai National Park and Preserve
Katmai National Park and Preserve, Alagnak Wild River, and Aniakchak National Monument and Preserve – Visitors and residents are reminded that as dead vegetation becomes exposed and begins to cure due to dry windy days, elevated fire danger conditions will quickly develop. These conditions mean that given an ignition source, new fires may readily start and spread quickly. Wildland fire managers ask visitors and residents to please use caution with all activities that could start a wildfire.
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.
July 08, 2014
Bearcams: Nature’s Dramatic Reality Show is Back for 2014
Katmai National Park and explore.org are pleased to announce that the popular bearcams are back for 2014. Each summer, brown bears gather to feed on sockeye salmon in the Brooks River. Eight webcams along or near the Brooks River stream live HD footage revealing the drama of the annual sockeye salmon migration and the dozens of brown bears fishing for them.