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Fat Bear Week Oct 4th - 10th
Be sure to join us this October for Fat Bear Week, and stick around for Katmai Conservancy’s annual online Fat Bear Week Celebration Fundraiser! We’ll celebrate the 11th year of the bear cams and the 2023 bear cam season, highlight the Fat Bear Week champion, and discuss Katmai Conservancy’s important work in support of Katmai National Park and Preserve.Cast Your Vote
Otis Fund Begins Wednesday, October 4th!
An annual online fundraiser originally launched during Fat Bear Week 2020, the Otis Fund helps Katmai Conservancy continue to provide support to Katmai National Park and Preserve. Katmai, with its 4 million acres, is the fourth largest park in the National Park system, and yet it's one of the least funded. With its amazing array of flora and fauna, coastal and river ecosystems, and majestic mountains and volcanoes, Katmai is a true national treasure deserving of protection. By the way, Katmai is also home to BEARS!
Donations raised through the Otis Fund allow Katmai Conservancy to support education and interpretation, both within and outside of Katmai National Park and Preserve. The Otis Fund also provides funding for important research on Katmai's brown bears and extensive human history. Other initiatives include promoting youth engagement in the local and online communities, ensuring the environmental sustainability of the fragile ecosystems of Katmai, and the necessary improvement of Park infrastructure.
Each of these projects seeks to improve the quality of the visitor experience as well as preserve the dynamic, unique landscape that includes Katmai and its surrounding communities. With your help, we can and will continue to make a difference. Thank you for your support!
Official Nonprofit Partner of Katmai National Park and Preserve
Katmai Conservancy supports the preservation of Katmai National Park and Preserve, its unique ecosystems, scenic character, and associated natural and cultural resources by promoting greater public interest, appreciation, and support through education, interpretation, and research. We work for the day when Katmai National Park and all public lands are understood and appreciated, preserved and conserved, and enjoyed by all.
Below are just a few of the ways that Katmai Conservancy contributes to Katmai National Park and Preserve.
We provide funding for Katmai National Park Interpretive and Bear Monitoring Staff, and the equipment necessary to support the explore.org bearcams and “Fat Bear Week”.
Katmai Conservancy supports important aerial brown bear abundance research and non-invasive coastal wolf and bear DNA genotyping studies, among other exciting projects.
We work with our community partners on a variety of topics and issues, and help connect local students to the cultural and natural history of the Katmai area and the Park itself.
Indigenous Land Acknowledgement
Katmai Conservancy acknowledges that Katmai National Park and Preserve lies within the homelands of Sugpiaq/Alutiiq, Dena'ina Athabascan, and Yupik people. We honor and respect the diverse Indigenous peoples and cultures of this region and their ties to the land and wildlife, and we are grateful for their continued stewardship since time immemorial.
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