Current Conditions and Closures

The Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge has temporarily suspended its operations in response to the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak. This closure follows guidance from the CDC and recommendations from state and local public health authorities. Updates will be posted to the refuge website and social media. To contact us call 907-235-6546 or email us at:

In keeping with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and acting out of an abundance of caution, we are joining other community organizations in postponing our regularly scheduled outreach and environmental education programs, including the 2020 Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival.

We know many people across the community will miss these events, but we are committed to doing our part to slow the spread of COVID-19 and to ensure the health and safety of our employees, volunteers, and you -- our friends and neighbors. We will continue to monitor the situation and all relevant guidance and will reschedule when it is prudent to do so. While we are not gathering together at this time, national wildlife refuges across Alaska currently remain open for all.