Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice
Although most refuge lands and outdoor spaces have remained open for the public to enjoy, we encourage you to:

  • Check local conditions on this website and call ahead for current information
  • Follow current CDC safe practices by maintaining a safe distance between yourself and other groups
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze
  • Most importantly, stay home if you feel sick


Around The Refuge

2020 Federal Caribou Hunt for Unit 9C

April 16, 2020 Caribou - Bob Dreeszen

The announced season will run from Aug. 10, 2020 – April 30, 2021 for unit 9C remainder. Eligible hunters may apply for a permit at the USFWS office in King Salmon either in person or by telephone at (907) 246-3339.

Click here for more information and the full press release

2020 Federal Caribou Hunt for Unit 9E

April 16, 2020 Caribou (30)

The announced season will be open from Aug. 10, 2020 – Apr. 30, 2021 for unit 9E. Federally eligible hunters may apply for a permit at the USFWS office in King Salmon either in person or by telephone at (907) 246- 3339.

click here for more information and the full press release

2019 Sea Bird Die Off

Sea Bird Die Off

Beginning in May 2019, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) began receiving reports of dead and dying seabirds from the northern Bering and Chukchi seas, followed by reports in late June to early August of thousands of short-tailed shearwaters washed up on beaches in the Bristol Bay region. See the link below for more information.

Click here for a Fact Sheet on the 2019 sea bird die off

Questions & Answers Cape Greig Haulout

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Question and answer document to provide information to the public about the Cape Greig Pacific walrus haulout which has recently formed.

Q & A with Map
What's Happening

King Salmon Visitor Center Temporarily Closed

For the continued health and saftey of visitors and staff, the King Salmon Interagency Visitor will be temporarily closed starting March 17th. And questions or concerns can be directed to Visitor Services Manager Sarah Lang at sarah_lang@fws.gov.

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About the Complex

Alaska Peninsula and Becharof National Wildlife Refuge Complex

Becharof National Wildlife Refuge 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

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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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