KATM Wilderness and Backcountry Management Plan
What areas will be included in this plan?
The project area includes designated and eligible wilderness in Katmai National Park and backcountry areas in Katmai National Preserve and Alagnak Wild River. Frontcountry areas are excluded from this plan.
Why is this plan needed?
The plan is needed to safeguard wilderness character, address the effect of concentrated and increasing visitation, and to provide guidance and direction for managing commercial and private visitor use.
Want to learn more?
1. Click on the "Documents" tab to the left to view public outreach materials for this project and submit your ideas related to this planning effort.
2. Attend the public meeting in April. Detailed information and updates about this public
meeting will be posted on this website when available.
Thank you for your interest in the Katmai National Park and Preserve and Alagnak Wild River Wilderness and Backcountry Management Plan!
Katmai National Park and Preserve and Alagnak Wild River include exceptional backcountry and wilderness areas within the national park system. The Wilderness and Backcountry Management Plan will guide the future management of the Katmai and Alagnak wilderness and backcountry areas. The purpose of the wilderness backcountry management plan is to preserve the wilderness character of Katmai's designated and eligible wilderness and guide the long-term management of visitor use and cultural and natural resources in both wilderness and backcountry areas of Katmai National Park and Preserve and Alagnak Wild River.