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We are grateful to live, work and play in some of the world’s most wildly beautiful and storied landscapes, sharing their therapeutic properties with Pursuit guests. As such, we consider ourselves stewards of the land, forever committed to improving our environmental initiatives and sustainable practices.

Pursuit team members, across all collections, live and breathe this philosophy, as demonstrated in these 2022 boots-on-the-ground environmental programs.

Wrangling at the Weed Rodeo

Since 2003, our Glacier Raft Company team in Montana has volunteered in the spring Weed Rodeo — an ever-growing cleanup bringing the Glacier community together to pull noxious, invasive weeds from the banks of the Flathead River.

Each year, Glacier Raft Company team of passionate outdoor adventurers revisit the same scenic section of the Middle Fork of the Flathead, providing rafts, guides and lunch for volunteers and the accompanying local weed expert. The environmental impact of the cleanup has been massive, with Moccasin Creek being a prime example — towering noxious weeds are nearly eradicated, and a variety of native plants re-established.

A person bends down to pull weeds in Glacier Park.

“Participating in the Weed Rodeo is important to our Glacier Raft Company team and has been incredibly well received by volunteers. There’s a real sense of community and accomplishment,” says Glacier Raft Company general manager Mike Cooney. “It’s an emotional, feel-good experience to know we’ve made a lasting impact on a place as beautiful and pristine as the Middle Fork.”

In 2022, the event welcomed over 100 volunteers along the beloved Flathead River.

Park & Port Cleanup

Further north in Alaska, our teams are committed to showcasing and preserving the natural beauty and wonders of the Last Frontier.

In the port town of Seward, Kenai Fjords Tours completed another annual beach cleanup event in 2022. Aboard a 36’ landing craft, the crew set sail along the west side of Resurrection Bay in Kenai Fjords National Park, visiting remote beaches on Spire Cove and Bulldog Cove, then venturing a further 24 miles south to Cheval Island.

Two people stand on a boat at Kenai Fjords.
A dog looks out of a boat.

While gathering bags of garbage in Alaska’s coastal wilderness, volunteers managed to collect and dispose of a 600-pound abandoned fishing net tangled on the shoreline, doing their part to maintain the national park’s faraway, unspoiled landscape in the process.

Tidying the Town & Trails

As one of Pursuit’s largest attractions, the Banff Gondola employs upwards of 250 team members in the peak summer season. Recently, the team created a Promise to Place committee to help nurture an inclusive and positive workplace culture for permanent and seasonal team members. The group’s task is to identify opportunities and initiatives that support Pursuit’s Promise to Place pillars close to home.

Banff Gondola in the summer.

Over the past year, the committee organized a series of trail cleanups, bringing team members into the backcountry to give back while connecting with each other and with nature. In addition to hiking the trails, team members took to the streets of downtown Banff for three litter cleanups, gathering rubbish along Mountain Avenue and the Banff Mineral Springs Hospital grounds and parking lots. Banff Gondola has also assembled an environmental task force to brainstorm and recommend additional grassroots initiatives with positive environmental impacts.

“We feel fortunate to live and work in Banff National Park and never want to take its pristine beauty for granted,” says Paul Nolin, assistant general manager at the Banff Gondola. “Exploring backcountry trails and sharing in nature builds deeper social connections within our team and encourages each other to protect and honor this special place.”

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