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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.
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Fat Bear Junior September 28th - 29th

Join us this September for Fat Bear Junior. Select the cub you believe embodies the essence of robustness and cast your vote below.
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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 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.