The idea of sustainability is at the very core of our business.
These efforts are partly just to do the right thing, to give back. It is also partly self-preservation, from the recognition that we have something special here. When you come on a trip with us, you are doing your part to preserve these places and experiences for future generations.
We know that the best way for people to experience the natural wonders of Alaska is on foot with a great guide. This minimizes our fossil fuel use. It shows people how to enjoy public lands in a low-impact way. Most of all, moving under their own power and using their five senses, our guests make a closer connection to Alaska’s natural landscape. They hear, smell, taste, and feel Alaska. They marvel and wonder at Alaska. They appreciate Alaska. Hopefully, some even come to care about Alaska, the natural world, and their place in it. This, ultimately, is what will determine the future of Alaska tourism, and Alaska itself.
We are recognized as a model of responsible tourism by the state’s Adventure Green Alaska program.
We have proven our dedication to responsible tourism by meeting specific standards of economic, environmental, and social sustainability.
We practice Leave No Trace outdoor skills and ethics, adopted a section of highway in Denali State Park, and combat invasive plant species.
We hire locally, pay well, and hire the best, with most guides returning year after year. This supports the local economy and results in a happy and experienced team of professional naturalist guides who uphold our values and efforts in sustainability.
We are proud sponsors of community conservation and education programs.
Our naturalist guides use their experience to avoid disturbing wildlife, keep our guests safe, and help our guests make a memorable connection to Alaska.
We recycle everything possible, make recycling available to our guests, and minimize fuel consumption.
We work cooperatively with land management agencies to protect our public lands, have pioneered an Adopt-A-Trail program in Denali State Park, sponsor park cleanups and trail maintenance projects, and keep the trails litter-free.
By going with us, you help to protect the places you have come to see.