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Category Archives: Conservation Efforts

The Sacred Place Where Life Begins—A Documentary to Protect the Arctic Refuge

Arctic Refuge - The Sacred Place Where Life Began

Arctic Refuge Activism: A Q&A with Kristin Gates and Jeremy La Zelle, Producers of the Documentary: “The Sacred Place Where Life Begins” Finding the Refuge Alpacka Raft: Tell us about your first experience in the Arctic Refuge. When and where did you travel? Kristin Gates: Out of college, I moved […]

Wild and Scenic Montana! – East Rosebud Creek Newly Designated

What Makes a River “Wild and Scenic” and Why East Rosebud Creek in Montana Deserves The Designation by Kevin Colburn, the National Stewardship Director of American Whitewater Photos and story by Kevin Coburn. We call it bear spray boating, because here’s the secret: almost all the best packrafting in Montana […]

Pristine & Untouched – A Photographer Shares Arctic Refuge Photos – 5000 Miles of Wild

Adventure Photographer & Conservationist Mollie Foster Shares Photos & Her Love for the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge – a 5000 Miles of Wild Story. Last August I started a two-week backpacking and packrafting trip in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge with a visit to the expansive oil development in Prudhoe […]

5000 Miles of Wild: Share Your Story & Get The Chance to Win a Paddle

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act by Sharing Your River Packrafting Story! Share Now For The Chance to Win a Werner Sherpa Paddle! In support of 5000 Miles of Wild, Alpacka Raft invites you to share your river-focused packrafting stories and with the 5000 Miles […]

Rolling Back Escalante National Monument: The Impacts to the Packrafting Community

Little boats, big rocks; exploring along the Escalante River.

Recent Efforts by President Trump and Utah’s Representatives Could Impact Access to One of the Lower 48’s Premier Wild Packrafting Landscapes March 23, 2018 update: Public meetings where you can offer input on this National Monument are happening: Wednesday, March 28 4:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. Kanab Middle School 690 […]

Life & Glaciers in the Furthest Reaches of South America’s Patagonia

Patagonia’s Untold Stories About Bugs, Rafts, and Rivers R. Isaí Madriz is a Fulbright-National Geographic Fellow. Check out his latest blog post on National Geographic’s Voices blog. A field entomologist and PhD candidate, Reuben Isaí Madriz, aka “Isaí” focuses on biodiversity surveys of aquatic insects of secluded areas of the Americas. He received […]

Conservationist, Adventurer, Alpacka Raft Legacy Ambassador – A Q&A with Brad Meiklejohn

Brad Meiklejohn by Roman Dial

Brad Meiklejohn’s passion for wild places drives him to not only explore the world’s most remote regions, but also to conserve them. Through his work as Alaska State Director for The Conservation Fund, he’s been instrumental in protecting nearly half a million acres of wild lands and rivers in the […]