October 22, 2013
Roy Wood is the 2013 Alaska Region's Freeman Tilden Award Recipient
Roy Wood, Chief of Interpretation for Katmai National Park & Preserve has been selected as the recipient of the 2013 Alaska Region Freeman Tilden Award for his partnership with the Annenberg Foundation’s explore.org to bring the bears of Brooks Camp to the world through the installation and operation of several webcams.
July 03, 2013
Open Fire Ban Lifted in Katmai and Alagnak Wild River
Effective immediately, open fires may be built as allowed by park regulations on all park lands including Aniakchak National Monument and Preserve, Katmai National Park and Preserve, and the Alagnak Wild River.
June 25, 2013
Modified Open Fire Ban in Katmai NPP and Alagnak Wild River
King Salmon, Alaska - Effective immediately, open fires may be built as allowed by park regulations on all park lands within Aniakchak National Monument and Preserve and coastal lands east of the Aleutian Range within Katmai National Park.
June 19, 2013
All Open Fires Prohibited in Katmai National Park and Preserve, Alagnak Wild River, and Aniakchak National Monument and Preserve
Effective immediately, Katmai National Park and Preserve, Alagnak Wild River, and Aniakchak National Monument and Preserve are prohibiting the use of all open fires in the park and preserves due to high fire danger. This order will be in effect until the weather and fire conditions change. The period of this ban will generally correspond to fire ban decisions proposed by the Bristol Bay Borough Fire Department but will be managed independently based on the wide geographic range and diversity of available fuels within the various Katmai area drainages.
February 12, 2013
NPS Releases Brooks River Visitor Access EIS
The National Park Service has released the final Brooks River Visitor Access Environmental Impact Statement, identifying a preferred alternative which calls for the construction of a permanent bridge crossing the Brooks River and other associated developments in Katmai National Park and Preserve.