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Conservation

The JBER Natural Resource Conservation Program is responsible for the sound management and protection of 74,215 acres of land, along with base forestry, fish and wildlife management, outdoor recreation planning, as well as cultural resources management. Adjacent to the third largest state park in America. JBER is relatively undeveloped and provides important habitat for local wildlife. JBER is home to abundant populations of moose, black and brown bears, wolves, small game, bald eagles, loons, rainbow trout, all five species of Pacific salmon and the Cook Inlet beluga whale, the only threatened or endangered species found on the installation. JBER hosts 39 species of mammals, 162 species of birds, 12 species of fish and 1 amphibian. Most of JBER is open for outdoor recreation to the base population while general public access is more restrictive. Please visit the JBER iSportsman webpage to view a list of available outdoor activities, sign up for a recreational permit, and how to gain access to JBER for the general public.

 
The JBER Wildlife Education Center (WEC) is the centerpiece of conservation management. Stop into the WEC located in the log cabin on the corner of 19th St and Rickenbacker Ave, to view over 200 wildlife specimens from around the state. The WEC also has a Facebook page, JBER Wildlife Education Center, which post information about natural resource happenings going on within the local area.

To contact the staff of the Cultural and Natural Resources Conservation Office please call 552-2436. To contact the Wildlife Education Center directly please call 552-0190. To report a wildlife conflict please contact Conservation Enforcement at 552-8609 or 552-9453.