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Kanatak Trail Now a National Recreation Trail

Kanatak Trail, 1995

Visitors to Becharof National Wildlife Refuge can connect past and present on the Kanatak Trail, thanks to a partnership between USFWS and the Student Conservation Association, and a Recreational Trails grant administered by the Alaska Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation.

Kanatak Trail

About the Complex

Alaska Peninsula and Becharof National Wildlife Refuge Complex

Becharof NWR and two of the three segments of the Alaska Peninsula NWR are managed together as a complex.

Becharof is managed as part of the Alaska Peninsula and Becharof National Wildlife Refuge Complex.

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About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System


The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America’s fish, wildlife, and plants.

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Items of Interest

  • Celebrate Wilderness!

    Alaska Wilderness Logo

    Alaska refuges contain more than 18 million acres of wilderness and the year 2014 marks the 50th anniversary of the law that protected these spectacular areas-the 1964 Wilderness Act. Check out Alaska Wilderness celebration events.

    Alaska Wild 50 Facebook Page
  • Education Programs Travel


    Our education programs travel to the village schools of the Alaska Peninsula! Find out more about the hands-on, science-based, high-quality programs we offer...

    For Educators
  • Becharof Wilderness

    Isles of Island Arm

    Spanning a diverse array of habitats, this half million acre wilderness is rich in wildlife. It is within easy flying distance of headquarters in King Salmon.

    Becharof Wilderness
Page Photo Credits — All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: May 04, 2015
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