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(Video) Environmental Commitment in Wild Alaska
Alaska is one of the least-densely populated places in the world, and much of the state remains wild and road-less. Travel to Alaska typically focuses on these remote areas, and enjoying the stunning scenery and abundant wildlife they offer.
To ensure that nature and eco-travel can continue, we must be stewards for the natural environment so that wild places like these remain for future generations to enjoy.
Like most Alaskan residents, I try to spend much of my free time enjoying the great outdoors. So when I started my employment with Alaska Wildland Adventures (AWA), I was excited that my first week would be spent visiting our three wilderness lodges on the Kenai Peninsula. Staying at these lodges gave me the opportunity to enjoy some great backcountry hiking, canoeing, rafting, and sea kayaking!
During this trip, I also gained further insight and perspective into my new employers. I was able to experience firsthand the benefits of the hydro-electric system installed at the Kenai Backcountry Lodge, decreasing the remote lodge's reliance on fossil fuels. And while I expected a low-impact style of travel, it was clear that Alaska Wildland Adventures was taking extra precautions to diminish our impact on the environment; such as building elevated boardwalks connecting the private cabins, designed to protect the fragile ecosystem below.
As time went on, I began to notice a company-wide awareness of the necessity to adopt environmental measures in all aspects of business. AWA's Greenworks Program evaluates everything from operations to administrative activities, modifying our business practices to lessen the harm on our environment.
Alaska Wildland Adventures has been guiding small group tours around Alaska for over 30 years. Throughout the years, the remote destinations we visit have remained largely unaltered. If you are interested in traveling to Alaska and experiencing these remote locations for yourself, your stay will directly contribute to the protection of wild Alaska. We donate a percentage of our pre-tax profits to local conservation efforts annually. Simply by choosing an Alaska Wildland Adventures trip, you too will have helped to protect Alaska's treasured resources for future generations.
Check out AWA's Ultimate Alaska Adventure trip!
Watch the below video for an introduction to the Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge!