About Us

Conservation, Education and Research

The Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center is a sanctuary dedicated to preserving Alaska’s wildlife through conservation, education, research, and quality animal care. AWCC takes in injured and orphaned animals year-round and provides them with spacious enclosures and quality animal care. Most of the animals that arrive at the AWCC become permanent residents and will always have a home here. The Center maintains over 200 acres of spacious habitats for animals to feel at home and display their natural wild behavior. Visitors may see brown bears cooling off in the water, a bull moose strutting, wood bison roaming on pastures and more.

Our Core Values

Safety is our First Priority
Take Care of our Animals
Integrity Matters
Positive, Professional Work Environment
Share Knowledge
Sustainability Underpins our Operations


The Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center is committed to preserving Alaska’s wildlife and is involved in several programs that further our commitment. From taking in orphaned and injured animals when they cannot fend for themselves, to the Wood Bison Restoration Project, AWCC is involved in projects great and small. We strive to work in cooperation with Federal and State wildlife agencies, as well as with our community members at all levels to ensure that conservation remains top of mind in our mission.

AWCC is committed to sustainability, eco-friendly operating practices, and recognition of indigenous and historic uses of the land.

Contact Us

For General Questions
Email info@alaskawildlife.org or call (907) 783-0058.

Educational Field Trip Questions
Email education@alaskawildlife.org or call (907) 783-0058.

Tour Operators, Tour Reservations, Filming and Advertising
Email events@alaskawildlife.org or call (907) 783-0058.

Gift Shop or Online Store
Email info@alaskawildlife.org or call (907) 783-2015.

For Job Inquiries
Email info@alaskawildlife.org or call (907) 783-2015.

Help us fundraise for a
NEW Animal Clinic & Housing building

"These additions and expansions will make it possible for us to provide the best care for resident animals and allow us to expand opportunities to rescue, care for, and potentially release injured and orphaned animals back into the wild."  Dr. Oakley, AWCC Head Veterinarian