Working With The National Park Service
Majestic Mountain Outfitters operates concessions in the Wrangell- St. Elias National Park & Preserve and the Katmai National Park & Preserve. Here are some of the ways we take care of the Park lands and resources. Click the logos below to learn more about each National Park & Preserve.
Learn more about the Wrangell- St. Elias National Park & Preserve
Learn more about the Katmai National Park & Preserve
The Leave No Trace Seven Principles
1. Plan Ahead and Prepare
• Know the regulations and special concerns for the National Park and Preserve area you'll visit.
• Prepare for extreme weather, hazards, and emergencies.
• Schedule your trip to avoid times of high use.
• Visit in small groups when possible. Consider splitting larger groups into smaller groups.
• Repackage food to minimize waste.
• Use a map and compass to eliminate the use of marking paint, rock cairns or flagging.
2. Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces
• Durable surfaces include established trails and campsites, rock, gravel, dry grasses or snow.
• Protect riparian areas by camping at least 200 feet from lakes and streams.
• Good campsites are found, not made. Altering a site is not necessary.
• In popular areas:
-Concentrate use on existing trails and campsites.
-Walk single file in the middle of the trail, even when wet or muddy.
-Keep campsites small. Focus activity in areas where vegetation is absent.
• In pristine areas:
-Disperse use to prevent the creation of campsites and trails.
-Avoid places where impacts are just beginning.
3. Dispose of Waste Properly
• Pack it in, pack it out. Inspect your campsite and hunt areas for trash or spilled foods. Pack out all trash, leftover food and litter.
• Deposit solid human waste in Human Waste Bags provided, and store at least 200 feet from water, camp and trails.
• Pack out toilet paper and hygiene products.
• To wash yourself or your dishes, carry water 200 feet away from streams or lakes and use small amounts of biodegradable soap. Scatter strained dishwater.
4. Leave What You Find
• Preserve the past: examine, but do not touch National Park and Preserve cultural or historic structures and artifacts.
• Leave rocks, plants and other natural objects as you find them.
• Avoid introducing or transporting non-native species.
• Do not build structures, furniture, or dig trenches.
5. Minimize Campfire Impacts
• Campfires can cause lasting impacts to the backcountry. Use a lightweight stove for cooking and enjoy a candle lantern for light.
• Where fires are permitted, use established fire rings, fire pans, or mound fires.
• Keep fires small. Only use sticks from the ground that can be broken by hand.
• Burn all wood and coals to ash, put out campfires completely, and then scatter cool ashes.
6. Respect Wildlife
• Observe wildlife from a distance. Do not follow or approach them.
• Never feed animals. Feeding wildlife damages their health, alters natural behaviors, and exposes them to predators and
• Protect wildlife and your food by storing rations and trash securely.
• Control pets at all times, or leave them at home.
• Avoid wildlife during sensitive times: mating, nesting, raising young, or winter.
7. Be Considerate of Other Visitors
• Respect other visitors and protect the quality of their experience.
• Be courteous. Yield to other users on the trail.
• Step to the downhill side of the trail when encountering pack stock.
• Take breaks and camp away from trails and other visitors.
• Let nature's sounds prevail. Avoid loud voices and noises.
Historical Sites and Historical Artifacts:
Both National Preserves have an extensive and vast history of highly valuable & irreplaceable prehistoric, archeological & historical sites and artifacts, sometimes hidden and located throughout the entire Preserve. Many and most of these sites are registered with the National Historic Society. These sites and/or any artifacts cannot be disturbed, altered, or removed. They may be admired and investigated when happened upon as long as they and their surrounding areas are not damaged or altered while doing so at any time. We ask all clients to report any findings and their locations of discovery to their designated guide. This information will be forwarded to the National Preserve- Chief of Natural Resources.
Click here for historic sites listed in the Wrangell- St. Elias National Park & Preserve.
Rural Resident Subsistence:
Rural Residence live and can be within proximity of our hunting areas inside the National Preserves. In the remote chance we happen upon them, they will be given their rite of passage and respectful courtesy to do so. They will not alter our hunting and have not done so in the past. They are extremely understanding and respectful of our hunting agenda as well.
Professional Guide and Hunter Conduct:
Majestic Mountain Outfitters will have zero tolerance for staff or clients not abiding by and strictly following all criteria's related to the protection of The Wildlife, Environment, History or Rural Residents associated with the National Park & Preserve. This is an uncompromising commitment of Majestic Mountain Outfitters and our entire professional guiding staff. We greatly appreciate your cooperation, understanding and willingness in following these requirements to ensure complete protection of the National Preserves.
Not at any Time
Will a client’s conduct or Majestic Mountain Outfitters’ staff and commercial activities associated to guiding or hunting, supersede any part of the entire outlined Majestic Mountain Outfitters website content including the National Park & Preserve Rules and Regulations to help maintain assurance for the safety and protection of all. Our fully committed safety and environmental conduct techniques are to help ensure this is done properly, consistently and effectively throughout a client’s stay.