LOW IMPACT TRAVEL

LOW IMPACT TRAVEL

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Whether you're captivated by her raging rivers, by the magic of her local cultures, or by the beauty of thousand-year-old glaciers, Alaska's countless wonders will make an impact on you. You can play a vital role in preserving these wonders by not making an impact on the land.

To be a low-impact traveler, follow these general guidelines:

  •  Do not crowd large groups into small camping areas.
  •  Do not widen trails.
  •  Do not scar the ground with campfires.
  •  Do not leave litter or food behind.

ECO-TOURISM ORGANIZATIONS

You will find many tour operators in Alaska that operate in an environmentally sound manner and support local environmental needs. In addition, a number of these operators are staffed by experienced naturalists who accompany you on your journey and they will offer extensive information along the way.

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BLACK BEAR

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BELUGA WHALES

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