Welcome to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center. My name is Sarah Howard, Curator for the AWCC. 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!
You may have seen some of our resident wildlife palling around with Dr. Oakley on Nat Geo Wild’s: Yukon Vet, or Alaska Animal Rescue. You’ll see camera’s around fairly often as we highlight their stories and introduce them to the world of wildlife conservation.
AWCC has been able to provide care for hundreds of displaced animals because visitors to AWCC have made critical contributions in the form of admission fees, donations, memberships, and gift shop purchases. Everything that you see has come from visitors like you, we really appreciate it!
So, come on in and meet some of the locals!