Official Nonprofit Partner of Katmai National Park

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.

2022 Support Focus

Each year Katmai Conservancy and Katmai National Park and Preserve agree to an Annual Philanthropic Work Plan, a collaborative work that aligns the identified needs of Katmai National Park with Katmai Conservancy’s assessment of interest of their donor community in supporting those needs. 

In addition to contributing to our Katmai Visitor Center Building Fund, the 2022 Annual Philanthropic Work Plan includes support for seasonal Park staff,   tribal partnership projects, bear and wolf research, educational programs, community outreach, and other initiatives.

Interpretive Staff Support

We provide funding for Katmai National Park interpretive staff, training, and the equipment necessary to support the valuable 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 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.