In recognition of a lifetime of difficult work providing entertainment and pleasure to hundreds of thousands, Katmai Conservancy announces The Otis Fund.

The Grand Old Man has been in his office at the base of Brooks Falls for many years.  His finely honed gastronomic talents have amazed both man and beast.  Otis is truly one of a kind, a Bear among bears.

This week, on Tuesday, October 6,  begins our first fundraising campaign for The Otis Fund. is graciously hosting our online fundraising efforts, and is providing matching funds up to $100,000. Now it's up to you.

Be a Part of Something Wild, Become a Friend of Katmai (and Otis!)


The Otis Fund will directly contribute to the mission of Katmai Conservancy supporting Katmai National Park and Preserve.  Katmai Conservancy supports education and interpretation both within and outside of the park, research and protection of the Park's bears (Otis and Associates), and on the extensive cultural history that spans thousands of years.  We promote youth engagement in the  local  and online communities, as well as ensuring the environmental sustainability of our fragile Alaskan ecosystems.

Ways You Can Donate to The Otis Fund

Remember this is now a $100,000 matching funds campaign

October 25,  11 AM AK, 3 PM Eastern YouTube 

$9,864 YouTube Gifts                    Facebook

$15,717 Facebook Gifts

Katmai Conservancy Website

$74.627 Conservancy Gifts

Total To Date $100,208 !!!!!!!

Our Goal is $100,000.  Check Here for Daily Progress Updates.

All Friends Donations Go to The Otis Fund

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