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Inventory & Monitoring at Katmai National Park and Preserve

Katmai Calder, glacier, and Mt Griggs
Katmai Calder, glacier, and Mt Griggs

Monitoring Briefs

Inventory Reports

Monitoring Reports

Natural Resource Condition Assessment Report
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For more information contact: Amy Miller, Program Manager, Southwest Alaska Network

Katmai National Monument was created in 1918 to preserve the famed Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes, a spectacular forty square mile, 100 to 700 foot deep ash flow deposited by Novarupta Volcano in 1912. A National Park & Preserve since 1980, today Katmai is still famous for volcanoes, but also for brown bears, pristine waterways with abundant fish, remote wilderness, and a rugged coastline.

The mandate that guides monitoring efforts in Katmai National Park and Preserve states that Katmai is preserved “for the protection of the ecological and other scientific values of Naknek Lake and the existing monument…; to protect habitats for, and populations of, fish and wildlife, including, but not limited to, high concentrations of brown/grizzly bears and their denning areas; to maintain unimpaired the water habitat for significant salmon populations; and to protect scenic, geological, cultural, and recreational features.”

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