In the wake of a year filled with devastating natural disasters and continued climate change, First Nature Tours, a Portland Oregon custom private group tour operator, has announced a new luxury series of Pacific Northwest regenerative tourism programs available from April to September. Focused on a positive local impact, these curated adventures invite mindful travelers to take action, step outside of their comfort zone, and engage with communities while driving economic development in the areas devastated by natural disasters, such as the 2020 wildfires in Oregon and the global pandemic.
“We can all have a positive impact on climate change, and I’m a big believer in the power of travel to facilitate personal growth and global impact,” said Kieron Wilde, Founder of First Nature Tours, who studied Biological Aspects of Conservation at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and who holds a certificate in Ecosystem Management in Cultural Landscapes from UNESCO. “The intention behind our Regenerative Tourism programs is to rebuild our area while giving a boost to the industry at large. Driven by the tenets of Learn, Serve, and Immerse, these programs present a unique opportunity for participants to learn about local cultures, reintroduce themselves to the beauty of the outdoors, and leave the destinations better than they found them.”
The 3-day Pacific Northwest Regenerative Programs feature the following adventures:
Take in the beauty of the North Olympic Peninsula while learning about salmon habitat recovery and engaging with the Jamestown S’Klallam tribe. On this enriching 3-day adventure, participants will spend a day of learning with the North Olympic Salmon Coalition and enjoy a guided hike and culturally immersive experiences with the tribe, including a salmon bake, blessings, native storytelling, a totem tour, and carving experiences at the House of Myths. | May to September 2021
Oregon: Regenerate Forests and Communities from Wildfires
Travelers will lace up their boots and hit the Willamette National Forest trails in Oregon’s Cascade Mountain Range. Participants will learn about wildfire recovery and
prevention and partake in trail building and replanting projects orchestrated by Cascade Volunteers while enjoying outdoor adventure activities such as hiking, mountain biking, and whitewater rafting. | April to September 2021
For an experience of a lifetime and to help make the Pacific Northwest a better place for people to live and visit, visit firstnaturetours.com/activities to book one of these Regenerative Programs or learn more about one of the many curated adventures waiting for you.