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4639 Sawmill Creek Road
Sitka, Alaska 99835

907 747-3032

Fortress Of The Bear an educational bear rescue center located in Sitka, Alaska. We bring orphaned bears from all over the state of Alaska and find homes for them in zoos and sanctuaries internationally.  We currently have 8 resident orphaned bears in 3 separate enclosures.  These enclosures mimic the natural settings that they would normally be found.  Visitors view from above in a covered area and have the opportunity to observe and photographic their continuous antics.

How you can help


We receive no government funding and rely solely on support and donations from local businesses, visitors and merchandise sales. There are a variety of ways that you can partner with us in the mission of Fortress of the Bear. We greatly appreciate your participation and support.

The Seward Sisters! 

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We recently learned that we will soon be providing a forever home to two orphaned brown bear sisters from Seward, Alaska! 

Through the efforts of many, we were able to save these beautiful cubs and look forward to working with them. 

We are currently looking for donations to provide them with their own enclosure space. They will be in quarantine for a few weeks, before we introduce them to the public. 

(Photo credit: Jenny Martin)

Donations for the Seward Sisters

Donate Items from our Wish List

You may choose to purchase and donate specific items and/or services from our Wish List.

Shop through Amazon Smile

When you shop at Amazon through this link, a portion of your purchase cost will be donated back to Fortress of the Bear.


Donate through Morgan Stanley

If you have stock that has increased in value from the time of purchase, you can avoid paying the capital gains tax by donating the security to Fortress. When the security is being donated to Fortress of The Bear, the total amount will still be eligible for a tax deduction.

Please call our office to arrange the transfer.