"The National Park Service will begin work on an environmental assessment (EA) next month to consider the reissuance of concession contract (s) and proposed changes for sport hunting guide services within Katmai National Preserve. Because sport hunting is a Congressionally authorized use of the preserve, all options in the EA will propose that guided sport hunting continue in a way that does not result in significant environmental impacts to park resources and values, including the brown bear population, other users, wilderness character, or subsistence uses."
The National Park Service has been preparing to publish a prospectus inviting proposals for the provision of sport hunting guide services in Katmai National Preserve. Hunting is authorized within the Preserve under the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act (ANILCA Section 1313).
For more information:
• CLICK HERE for actual prospectus
• CLICK HERE for Text Only version
• CLICK HERE for Jim Stratton/NPCA response letter