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.

Fat Bear Week 2020

October 21, 2020 Posted by: Amber Kraft

A recap of the 2020 Fat Bear Week competition.

 

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.

 

Notes from the Field: The Eye of the Wolf

September 28, 2017 Posted by: Clint Augustson

A close encounter with a coastal wolf leads to reflections on the inner complexity of a top predator and the value of protecting animals that are often feared and misunderstood.

 

Notes from the Field: The Ethics of Science

September 15, 2017 Posted by: Clint Augustson

Visiting a bear health exam on the Changing Tides Project reveals the care scientists show in protecting and understanding these impressive animals.

 

Notes from the Field: A Tale of Two Bears

September 01, 2017 Posted by: Clint Augustson

Spending time around bears provides fascinating glimpses into their unique personalities and habits.

 

Beluga Whales in Bristol Bay: Katmai’s Anonymous Neighbors

May 01, 2017 Posted by: David Kopshever

Beluga whales are a mysterious, little studied species that lives surprisingly close to Alaska's few major centers of human population.

 

Genetics Study FAQ

October 18, 2016 Posted by: David Kopshever

We asked Ranger Michael Saxton some questions about his ongoing genetics study. Read what his project is all about!

 

Changing Tides - Bluebird Days For Researchers And Bears

June 15, 2016 Posted by: Joy Erlenbach

The first step for the 2016 portion of the Changing Tides Project was a success! 10 female bears have been collared for the 2016 study year.

 

Changing Tides - More Questions Than Answers

June 08, 2016 Posted by: Kaitlyn Kunce

With only one year completed for the three year Changing Tides Project, we ended up with more questions than answers. Find out what we did learn in this 2015 review.

 

A Day of Firsts

May 26, 2016 Posted by: Kaitlyn Kunce

The coast is a great place to view wolves. What has intrigued scientists is how wolves interact with the nearshore environment. Rangers Kelsey and Kaitlyn get more questions than answers, during a Marine Debris Survey.

 

Through the Lens: A Photojournalist and the Changing Tides Project

July 24, 2015 Posted by: Kaiti Chritz

Before today, I had never laid eyes on a brown bear. My job today? Fly out to the coast of Katmai National Park to take photos and video of the team that has been collaring brown bears as a part of the Changing Tides project.

 

Last updated: April 14, 2015

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