Glacier Bay Sea Kayaks has long been an advocate for environmental conservation in Alaska. Its owners were instrumental in developing the original backcountry camping orientation for Glacier Bay kayakers, that outlines minimum impact and bear country camping techniques that work well in our particular environment. We continue to work closely with the NPS in relating “Leave No Trace” information to campers, in addition to our kayak safety orientations.
We encourage you to check out the following websites for more information on conservation organizations that we support and hope you will, too.
I Love the Tongass
The Tongass National Forest, surrounding Alaska’s Inside Passage, is a national treasure: one of the last forests of its kind in the world where old growth forests, brown bears, eagles, and wild salmon still thrive. Covering 17 million acres, over 1,000 islands, and stretching an area the length of Florida, the Tongass is America’s largest National Forest. This temperate rainforest provides a healthy, vital habitat for fish and wildlife, as well as world famous opportunities to fish, hunt, view wildlife and enjoy the quiet of nature. Conserving the Tongass National Forest will preserve this unique rainforest and Alaska’s outdoor heritage and way of life.
Southeast Alaska Conservation Council (SEACC)
Learn more about the local conservation organization in southeast Alaska that, since 1970, has successfully brought together diverse groups with the common interest of maintaining our quality of life by protecting critical habitat and supporting sustainable use of our area’s resources.
Friends of Glacier Bay (FOGB)
Keep informed on topics of concern by reading their website. This organization is dedicated to maintaining the ecological integrity of Glacier Bay.
Gustavus Land Legacy/The Nature Conservancy
Read the story of how local concerned citizens worked closely with the Nature Conservancy to purchase and preserve over 3,000 acres of critical habitat in the Gustavus forelands for the continued use and benefit of future generations.
Leave No Trace
Want to tip-toe through the wilderness? The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics promotes principles and skills that will help you minimize your impact on the land, wildlife and other back country visitors.