Fat Bear Celebration and Fundraiser

Thank you to all who donated to the Otis Fund! Thanks to your efforts, and the generous 2x match from explore.org, we were able to raise $373,576.00!

Missed the broadcast? Click below to watch a recording of the celebration!

2023 Fat Bear Calendar Available For Pre-Order!

The brown bears of Brooks Camp have been fattening up on this year’s record salmon run, allowing us to produce another great Fat Bear Calendar! Our 2023 Fat Bear Calendar features our latest Fat Bear champion and the wonderful artwork of Valisa Higman. As always, this year’s calendar also includes our favorite Fat Bears and cubs, interesting facts and photos from Katmai National Park and Preserve, and this year’s Fat Bear Week final bracket.

Free shipping for the United States and Canada! Please note: pre-ordered calendars will be shipped, free of charge, by November 2022. Pre-ordered items are shipped separately from available items. Quantities are limited, be sure to order yours soon!

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.

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.

Interpretive Staff Support

We provide funding for Katmai National Park Seasonal Interpretation Staff, training, and the equipment necessary to support the explore.org bearcams and “Fat Bear Week”.

Bear and Wolf Research Funding

Katmai Conservancy supports important aerial brown bear abundance research and non-invasive coastal wolf and bear DNA genotyping studies.

Community Engagement

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.