© Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center
The Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1941 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in an attempt to protect the distinct Kodiak brown bears and their habitat. Today, the refuge keeps the pristine island ecosystem intact, allowing wildlife to thrive in the expansive acres of mountains, streams, lakes, wetlands, grasslands, forests, and meadows. The habitats sustain over 3,000 bears, 400 breeding pairs of bald eagles, over 30 million salmon, and multiple other species of fish, birds, and mammals. Start your exploration of the refuge at the Visitor Center, as it will properly guide you on your journey to wildlife viewing, environmental education, hunting, fishing, and camping in one of their secluded cabins.
Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center: 1390 Buskin River Road, Kodiak, AK 99615, Phone: 907-487-0282
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