The Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center is a sanctuary dedicated to preserving Alaska’s wildlife through conservation, research, education and quality animal care. AWCC takes in injured and orphaned animals year-round and provides spacious enclosures and quality animal care. Most the animals that arrive the Center become permanent residents and will always have a home here. The Center maintains over 200 acres of large 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.
The Gift Shop at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center is regarded by many as one of the best in the state. It’s not just because of the quality of items available for purchase, and the mix of Alaskan Artisans work and those must have gifts for friends and family back home, but the fact that all proceeds from the Gift Shop at AWCC go back to animal care resonates with many.
You’ll find pottery from local potters, Qiviut (the fur from musk oxen – considered to be some of the warmest in the world) from Alaska – in yarn, mittens, and scarves. There are the necessary ball caps, tee shirts, as well as a great selection of kids wear and toys. All, of course are wildlife focused, and again, all proceeds go back to the animals at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center.
The Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center is committed to conservation of Alaska’s Wildlife, and is involved in several programs that further our commitment to this worthy cause. From taking in orphaned and injured animals when they can not 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 & state wildlife agencies, as well as with our community members at all levels to ensure that conservation remains top of mind in our mission.
After more than 100 years of extinction in Alaska, wood bison have found their way back to the state of Alaska. The AWCC herd arrived in November 2003 from the Yukon Territory in Canada and is part of a wood bison reintroduction program designed to reintroduce the species to Alaska. AWCC is home to the only wood bison herd in the United States. In spring 2015, the first wood bison were reintroduced back into Alaska for the first time in over 100 years. The first wood bison calves born in the state of Alaska in over 100 years were born at AWCC in 2005, and since then, dozens more calves have been born at the Center.
Have questions regarding the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center? Check out our FAQ page! Did not find the answer to your question then feel free to call our main gift store line with all of your AWCC questions at (907)783-2025 or email firstname.lastname@example.org!
Questions regarding educational field trips (and tours) can be sent to Education Director, Kelly Miller, at Kelly@alaskawildlife.org!
Questions regarding group tours, filming and advertising can be sent to Sales and Marketing Manager, Robin Randich, at Robin@alaskawildlife.org!
Questions regarding the gift store (jobs and online gift store) can be sent to Retail Manager, Kat Cuthriell, at Kat@alaskawildlife.org or (907)783-2025!