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Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center

Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center

Non-Profit Organization

About Us

The Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center (AWCC) is located in Portage Valley and is surrounded by the breathtaking Chugach Mountain Range and Turnagain Arm Inlet. Located at Mile 79 of the Seward Highway, AWCC is a non-profit sanctuary dedicated to preserving Alaska’s wildlife through conservation, education, research, and quality animal care. AWCC takes in orphaned and injured animals year-round and provides them a forever home. The sanctuary maintains over 200 acres of spacious habitats for resident animals to feel at home displaying their natural wild behavior as education ambassadors for their species. It is common for visitors to see brown bears swimming, moose strutting, wood bison roaming, muskox playing, wolves posing, porcupines climbing, and more!
AWCC has been able to provide care for hundreds of displaced animals because visitors to AWCC have made critical contributions in the form of tours, admission fees, donations, memberships, and gift shop purchases.
Experience Alaska’s wildlife via AWCC’s scenic 1.5-mile loop, accessible by foot, by bike, or by car, while learning about our resident wildlife via interpretive signs at each animal habitat. AWCC encourages you to visit the center with your walking shoes and camera in hand for an educational Alaskan experience to remember. Be sure to book a tour or Animal Encounter! AWCC offers up-close and personal experiences. Book early and enjoy Moose Encounters, Bear Encounters, and Walk on the Wild Side Tours.
AWCC offers a peaceful and scenic setting for the ultimate Alaska experience.


Moose Calves at AWCC
Hugo the Grizzly Bear at AWCC
Moose Encounter at AWCC
Bison Mom with Calf at AWCC
Kobuk the Black Bear at AWCC
Wolves at AWCC
Jade the Fox at AWCC
Muskox at AWCC in Winter
Patron the Brown Bear at AWCC
Reindeer at AWCC
Porcupine at AWCC
Moose at AWCC
Uli the Black Bear at AWCC in Winter

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