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.


Bears and More!

October 18, 2016 Posted by: Julian Narvaes

Ranger Julian reflects on his trip to the wild Moraine and Funnel Creeks .


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.


Swimming the Brooks River

June 25, 2016 Posted by: Daniel Lombardi

Ranger Daniel swims the Brooks River, finding another world of wildlife below the water's surface.


Story Behind the Bear Jam Photo

February 23, 2016 Posted by: Michael Fitz

Nine bears can be seen in this photo taken from the Lower River Wildlife Viewing Platform in early July 2010. What were they doing there and what were the circumstances that brought them together? This photo tells a story of hunger, instinct, and survival.


Last updated: April 14, 2015

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