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    Refuge Gallery

    Visit our multimedia gallery for photos and videos of Refuge wildlife, landscapes, and programs.

    Multimedia Gallery

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    Volunteer at the Visitor Center!

    Do you love Kodiak? Passionate about conservation? Volunteer as a docent at the Kodiak Refuge Visitor Center! All training is provided.

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Final Regulatory Changes


The Service Publishes a Final Rule on the Non-Subsistence Take of Wildlife for Alaska National Wildlife Refuge Regulations. The rule was developed in response to public interest and concern about predator control and recent liberalization of predator harvest within the State of Alaska. The final rule will become effective on September 6, 2016.

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Visitor Center Hours

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Welcome! Our downtown Visitor Center is open from 10 am to 5 pm Tuesday-Saturday in September. On September 27th we will begin winter hours: noon to 5pm on Tuesday and Thursday-Saturday, and 10am to 5pm on Wednesdays. We are located at 402 Center Ave, across from the Baranov Museum.

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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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  • Kodiak Duck Hunters


    We need your help! The USGS Alaska Science Center is studying Avian Influenza viruses, and we are collecting samples from Kodiak hunter-killed ducks. Participating is easy!

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  • Celebrating 75 Years!


    Established on August 19th, 1941 to protect Kodiak bears and their habitat, Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge celebrates 75 years of conservation in 2016!

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  • 75 Things To Do Challenge!


    Looking for ways to enjoy Kodiak? Celebrate our Refuge 75th anniversary with 75 suggested activities! The first 25 people to complete at least 25 things on the checklist will win a commemorative prize!

    75 things checklist
Page Photo Credits — All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Oct 20, 2016
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