You’ve made it to the end of 2020. Let’s be honest -- there were plenty of moments where we weren’t sure that this day would come.
But it did come. And we can finally start to put 2020 to rest and look forward to 2021.
We look forward to paddling rivers, climbing mountains, carving double blacks, and cherishing moments of solitude. We envision caribou and brown bears, and yes -- muskox.
And we hope that you’ll also think about continuing to give back to those who help make that adventure fantastic. We believe that you speak loudest when you speak with your pocket book, which is why we contribute $10 towards wildlife conservation for every $100 purchase made at MuskOx.
Today, we’d like to put our partners in wildlife conservation on your radar. You can support the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center (AWCC) by wearing MuskOx or directly with a donation….but no matter what you choose to do -- we must tell you that they do great work to keep the outdoors a special place.
Here’s a little bit about the AWCC & we’d encourage you to visit their website and learn more:
Located in Portage, Alaska, the AWCC has over 200 acres (plus 110 leased acres for wood bison) that allow animals to live in their natural habitats.
The AWCC is home to lynx, brown bears, porcupines, wood bison, black bears, foxes, coyotes, wolves, moose, elk, Sitka black-tailed deer, caribou, reindeer, a bald eagle, a great horned owl, a red ground squirrel, and ferrets. Did we mention muskox? The animals are cared for in large, natural environments.
The AWCC is Southcentral Alaska’s #1 visitor attraction -- allowing visitors to see and experience Alaskan wildlife. Their 1.5 mile loop that surrounds the property is the perfect winter adventure. Guests can tour the loop by guided tour, bike, cross country skis, car, kick-sled, or foot.
The AWCC played a huge role in the return of Wood Bison, the largest land mammal in North America, to its home state of Alaska.
Lastly, the AWCC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and a great place for you to consider supporting. The rely on the support from businesses (like us!) and individual donors. With 100% of the proceeds from admissions, retail purchases, memberships, and adoptions all going back to their animals.
In closing out the year -- Congratulations again on making it through 2020 & we can’t wait to experience adventure together in 2021! We appreciate your consideration of supporting the AWCC as a way to pay it forward for great experiences to come!