Alaska Global Stewardship

Preserving wildlife and promoting projects that make a positive difference

Lindblad Expeditions supports stewardship efforts in the places we explore, and one way we do that is through the Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic (LEX-NG) Fund. Traveler contributions to the LEX-NG Fund in Southeast Alaska currently support our regional partner, Alaska Whale Foundation, in its efforts to study and conserve Alaska’s whales and other wildlife.

Guest donations in Southeast Alaska also support the National Geographic Society’s Early Career Grant program, which promotes future leaders with novel and exploratory projects that span the fields of conservation, education, research, storytelling, and technology. In awarding each $5,000-$10,000 grant, preference is given to projects that directly impact Southeast Alaska or that align with our mission to preserve the ocean, coastlines, and coastal communities anywhere the LEX-NG fleet travels.

Continue reading below for a snapshot of projects we have supported over the years.

Water is Life

With Alaska’s waters threatened by potential pollution, SEACC’s Inside Passage Waterkeeper program created two short documentary films to spread awareness of the importance of clean water to Alaskans, particularly coastal and indigenous residents.

Center for Coastal Conservation

On Baranof Island, the Center for Coastal Conservation is an important hub of environmental study in a remote, underserved area of Southeast Alaska. The Center also provides natural history lectures to seasonal tourists to the region.

Whale Monitoring and Rescue

The Alaska Whale Foundation (AWF) engages in ecological monitoring, research, and rescue that is critical to the long-term conservation of Alaska’s whale populations.

In Their Hands: The Keepers of the Box of Treasures

Lindblad Expeditions is proud to support In Their Hands: The Keepers of the Box of Treasures, a language and photography project that seeks to witness, honor, and record the spirit of tribal elders of the First Nations Kwakwaka’wakw People of British Columbia.

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