In the 1970s, a large portion of the Kodiak National wildlife refuge was ceded to native Alaskans by court action. Returning the refuge to its former boundaries to protect the salmon, bears and other wildlife that call the area home, was identified as the number one priority by numerous conservation groups. Your support was part of a critical land purchase that included land along Humpy Creek, a world class salmon fishery and brown bear habitat. Working with an array of partners including the Kodiak Brown Bear Trust, Wildlife Forever was able to get your support matched two to one. This keystone property is providing visitors access to the wildlife and fish in the area. The region is now home to an estimated 2,800 brown bears, 200 species of birds, 150,000 waterfowl and countless bald eagles.