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.

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.


The Scent of Sacrifice

September 04, 2016 Posted by: Kristen Davis

Sockeye salmon are the heartbeat of Katmai National Park and Preserve. An ecological sacrifice, they face a gauntlet of challenges in order to fulfill their life’s purpose


How We "Feed the Bears"

July 31, 2016 Posted by: Mark Melham

The Bristol Bay fishery is a strictly regulated resource. Through carful management, we humans are able to feed ourselves and still ensure the bears have a chance to get fat for the hard winter ahead.


Bugs That Bite: the Dark Side of Brooks Camp?

July 02, 2016 Posted by: David Kopshever

Biting insects are a pain, but do they serve a purpose in the greater ecosystem?


Last updated: April 14, 2015

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