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.


Connecting to Wilderness: How We Can Be More Mindful in National Parks

August 31, 2017 Posted by: Everly Jazi

Nature and people belong together and mindfulness can help connect us to these precious landscapes of the National Park Service.


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.


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.


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?


Rafting for Invasive Species

July 02, 2016 Posted by: Christine DeVries

Who would have thought that looking for invasive plants would be such an adventure? SCA interns Christine and Nicole tell us about their fun rafting trip on American Creek.


Why We Are Really Here

June 28, 2016 Posted by: Robert Evans

Rangers Robert and Montana reflect on their job in what they think is the best place in the world.


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.


A Cub's First Spring

June 18, 2016 Posted by: David Kopshever

Newborn cub development and physiology has adapted in interesting ways to help give our favorite furry critters a good shot at survival.


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