||Greetings from Superintendent Ralph Moore
Exciting things are happening this summer in and around Brooks Camp. Anyone who visits Katmai National Park always has a memorable experience, and we constantly look for ways to enhance that experience. New and relocated facilities will ultimately reduce the development footprint both around Lake Brooks and within Brooks Camp. In doing so, existing impacts to both cultural and natural resources will be lessened. To the greatest extent possible, we try to time construction periods to have the least impact on the visitor season. The interplay of concentrated bear activity, lake water levels, frozen ground conditions, the remoteness of Brooks Camp, and a short period of time in which to do work there all make for complex and challenging project logistics. While most visitors may not observe many of these projects being implemented, we feel it is important to inform the public on how the NPS manages the various stages of these
projects in 2010. We appreciate your understanding and patience during this time and hope that you will view these construction activities as we do—a short-term necessity in order to produce long-term benefits in visitor enjoyment for years to come.