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Be a Part of Something Wild

Your Friends Gift will contribute to the mission of the Conservancy to support Katmai National Park and Preserve.  Katmai, with its 4 million acres is the fourth largest park in the National Park system, and yet It is one of the least funded.  With its amazing array of wildlife, coastal and river ecosystems, majestic mountains and volcanoes Katmai is a true National Treasure.  Incidentally, Katmai also has BEARS!

Katmai Conservancy strives to support education and interpretation both within and outside of the park, research on the Park's bears,  and on our extensive cultural history that spans thousands of years.  Our goals also include promoting youth engagement in the  local  and online communities, as well as ensuring the environmental sustainability of the fragile Alaskan ecosystems.   A vital project is the improvement of the Park infrastructure, such as renovated visitors centers, staff housing, and renovations for visitor safety.

Each of these projects is a worthy cause, seeking 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 make a difference.

All Friends Donations Go to The Otis Fund

Our Goal is $75,000

We Are Now At $52,500

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Donation Total: $50 One Time

With any Friends Contribution level you may download select high resolution files from the Gallery below.  We will be adding additional photos and images during Fat Bear Week.  These will be perfect for your personal use.  Access instructions will be emailed to you after Fat Bear Week and our Galleries are complete.

 We will be adding more images for you during Fat Bear Week of winners and favorite Fat Bears. 

Golden Bear members and above may access the entire gallery.

 

 

These illustrations and art are compliments of Sara Wolman.  They are copyrighted, and Sara has graciously agreed for you to use them for your personal use as a donor to Katmai Conservancy.

 

Photographs by professional photographer Dave Cary.  Dave has also graciously agreed to provide them for your personal use.