Kodiak Refuge is part of the National Wildlife Refuge System. The mission of the National Wildlife Refuge System is to administer a national network of lands and waters for the conservation, management, and where appropriate, restoration of the fish, wildlife, and plant resources an their habitats within the United States for the benefit of present and future generations of Americans.Refuge VisionBrown bear, fish, and other wildlife populations will continue to thrive on Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge in their natural diversity, living in pristine habitats. Refuge management will blend public and private partners in a dynamic alliance that fulfills the purposes and goals of Kodiak Refuge. The Refuge will provide a lasting legacy of resource stewardship for the use and enjoyment of current and future generations.
Current Public Notices:
On March 11, 2014 the refuge issued a preliminary Supplemental Environmental Assessment (SEA) pertaining to its management of invasive plants. The refuge seeks public input on the SEA through April 10, 2014. A copy of the SEA may be downloaded here (pdf - 1.4 mb), or requested by phone (907-487-2600 or 1-888-408-3514). Comments may be submitted at https://firstname.lastname@example.org, or mailed to Bill Pyle (907-487-0228) at Kodiak NWR, 1390 Buskin River Road, Kodiak, AK 99615. Deadline: April 11, 2014
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Kodiak bears and Sitka black-tailed deer both eat fireweed (Epilobium angustifolium), a wild herb that blooms with purple flowers in August.