In an effort to help preserve and protect our National Parks Austin-Lehman started the Preserve a Park Program . Every year since 2010, Austin-Lehman Adventures has supported US National Park preservation by selecting a recipient National Park program and donating a portion of its profits. In times of reduced Federal funding (National Park programs suffered a $101 million funding cut in the 2011 Federal budget alone), it is now more important than ever to help protect our National Parks. Last year we selected our Yosemite National Park Tours and was able to raise $5,400 for the Yosemite Conservancy with the help of our amazing guest that booked our Yosemite tours.
The money raised will help fund 27 projects in the park this year from supporting trail crews in the Tuolumne and Merced watersheds, to restoring historic trails originally built in the 1800s, to saving bears through an expanded electric monitoring project. In addition the donations also benefit the youth in Yosemite, by brining a diverse group of young people into the park through educational, leadership, and career programs developing the next generation of stewards for Yosemite.
This year ALA has pledged a $100 per person donation to a designated non-profit organization for each guest reserving a spot on its 2012 small group Arches to Moab Multisport Adventure.
So if you want to see how our Preserve a Park Program has helped, check out our hiking vacations in Yosemite National Park or if you want to help protect and save a National Park check out one of our adventure vacation packages on our Utah Arches to Moab Adventure
Your friendly nature lover,