Katmai Terrane

 

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Bears. Salmon. Volcanoes. Wilderness. Culture. These are the terranes of Katmai. Each is distinct, but in combination these features create a place like no other. Read about the uniqueness of Katmai in this blog.

One Fish, Two Fish...

July 16, 2019 Posted by: John Koster

Katmai Conservancy Ranger John Koster muses on science, Goethe, and the search for meaning in nature while staying up all night to count sockeye salmon jumping Brooks River Falls.

 

July in Review: #32 Chunk as Most Dominant Bear

August 15, 2017 Posted by: David Kopshever

The bear hierarchy at Brooks Falls is dynamic. As dominant bears age or weaken from injury or malnutrition, bigger, younger, more dominant bears take their place in positions of dominance. Ascent for these bears means a better chance at survival and a better chance to pass on their genes for the next generation of Brooks River bears.

 

2016 Bear Profile: 128 Grazer

August 20, 2016 Posted by: David Kopshever

128 “Grazer” is an excellent case study for how sows with cubs must adapt to a new set of circumstances — a need to balance the demands of their own survival, and the drive to protect their otherwise helpless cubs.

 

A New Bear at Brooks Falls?

July 31, 2016 Posted by: David Kopshever

This July, a new bear, possibly one that has visited in past fall months, has been making frequent visits to the falls. Find out what we know about him so far.

 

Old Bears and New Tricks

July 31, 2016 Posted by: David Kopshever

775 "Lefty" used to be a bear that only visited the Brooks River in the fall months, but is now a regular in July. Check out what he's been up to this year.

 

People, Platforms, and Bears

July 21, 2015 Posted by: Michael Fitz

Near Brooks Falls, a complex of elevated boardwalks and wildlife viewing platforms stand in the forest. Viewed from a distance, or even from the perspective of a person standing on the walkway, it may seem that the walkways eliminate our impact on bears. While the boardwalks and viewing platforms have substantially reduced bear-human conflicts near the falls, they haven’t eliminated them. Sometimes a bit of restraint and sacrifice, on our part, are needed to help bears.

 

Last updated: April 14, 2015

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