Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge


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Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge

Address:1390 Buskin River Rd
Kodiak, AK 99615

Phone:907-487-2600
Fax:907-487-2144
Phone:888-408-3514
Web: kodiak.fws.gov
Established: 1941.
Location:On the island of Kodiak, off the coast of southwestern Alaska.
Facilities:Visitor center, cabins.
Activities:Camping, boating, canoeing, rafting, fishing, hiking, hunting, educational programs.
Special Features:Refuge encompasses about two-thirds of Kodiak Island. In addition, the refuge includes a 50,000-acre portion of Afognak Island to the north of Kodiak Island.
Habitats: 1.932 million acres of lakes, marshes, bogs, and meadows.
Access: Unlimited except by weather. Kodiak Island is served by commercial flights and Alaska State Ferry.
Wild life: Brown bear, red fox, river otter, short-tailed weasel, little brown bat, tundra vole, eagle, mountain goats, Roosevelt elk, and salmon.

See other parks in Alaska.
Parks Directory of the United States, 5th Edition. © 2007 by Omnigraphics, Inc.
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Shuyak Island State Park, off the coast of Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge, was established with settlement funds, as well as the Alaska SeaLife Center, which offers public educational opportunities and marine research facilities in Seward.
Roosevelt set aside 2,000,000 acres on the island for the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge. Nevertheless, they find themselves in direct competition with commercial fishermen for the salmon that return to the island to spawn and always have made up a large portion of the bears' summertime diet, putting more pressure on the fragile ecological balance that allows them to survive.
Beaches of Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge and the eastern shore of Shuyak Island State Park were hit; still, most Kodiak visitors won't see oil or notice any decrease in wildlife.
Opening of the new Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge's Visitor Center.