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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.

September 04, 2014
NPS-Alaska Proposes Hunting Regulations for National Preserves
The National Park Service is proposing a permanent federal prohibition on three historically illegal predator hunting practices in Alaska’s national preserves.

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.

May 15, 2014
All Open Fires Prohibited in Katmai National Park and Preserve, Alagnak Wild River, and Aniakchak National Monument and Preserve
KING SALMON, Alaska - 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.

January 16, 2014
Public Meetings for 2014 Park Compendiums
National Park Service compendiums for Alaska are now open for a 30-day public comment period, from January 15 - February 15. The compendium for Katmai National Park and Preserve is a compilation of all designations, closures and restrictions imposed under the discretionary authority within the regulations covering national parks. This regulatory tool helps manage Alaska's national park areas for the public’s enjoyment, use and protection.

December 24, 2013
New Recreation.gov Features for Katmai National Park Reservations
Katmai National Park announces that new features on recreation.gov will simplify the reservation process for camping at Brooks Camp and other destinations in the park.

Did You Know?

Mother bear with cubs

The average age at which a female brown bear first successfully raises her cubs to weaning is 8 years.