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Up North

Up North

May 28, 2010 May 28, 2010

Today's post comes from Patagonia surf ambassador Keith Malloy. Hopefully it'll inspire you to seek out some waves and wildlife over the long weekend. [Photo:] "We had a great trip up to the northwest this spring," said Keith. "Good weather and consistent swell gave… Read More

The confluence of the Baker and Neff rivers. This waterfall would be become a reservior if the dams goes into place. Patagonia, Chile. Photo: James Q Martin

Rios Libres: Environmental Dispatches – Episode 1, The People

By Juan Pablo Orrego   |   Jun 3, 2013 June 3, 2013

People say that the “Patagonia Without Dams” campaign is epic. No wonder. This campaign is not only about saving two of Patagonia’s most magnificent rivers, the Baker and Pascua. It is not only about protecting the legendary, magical beauty of this planetary bio gem, its biodiversity and complex ecological… Read More

Photo: Malcolm Johnson

Combing the Coast

By Malcolm Johnson   |   Sep 1, 2011 September 1, 2011

If you’ve ever read a story about surfing on the Canadian coast, you’re pretty sure to have read a few boilerplate paragraphs about how pristine it is in this part of the world. How bears and wolves stroll past the tent sites on the shoreline, perhaps, or how the lineups… Read More

Adrift in the Sage Brush Sea

Adrift in the Sage Brush Sea

By Jim Little   |   Nov 5, 2010 November 5, 2010

Patagonia’s environmental internship program is sending about 20 employees into the field this year to volunteer with nonprofit environmental groups around the world. The company pays employee salaries and benefits for up to a month while they work in D.C., Kenya, Kauai and other… Read More

Journey Through a Scroll Painting

Journey Through a Scroll Painting

By Dave Campbell   |   Oct 26, 2011 October 26, 2011

by Dave Campbell From standing guard over endangered sea-turtle eggs, to mapping oceanic pollution and starting one of the West's most successful wilderness protection organizations, our Environmental Internship Program provides Patagonia employees with opportunities to participate in the fight to protect the Earth's resources. It's been a while… Read More

Patagonia’s Rio Baker – What Will Be Lost

Patagonia’s Rio Baker – What Will Be Lost

By Enviro editor   |   Apr 29, 2010 April 29, 2010

On the heels of our latest (and final) update from the Rios Libres team, we have this information from our friends at the International League of Conservation Photographers who are working hard to fight dams on the Rio Baker in Chile. Understanding the importance of images in… Read More

Bean There: Tracking the Impacts of Coffee Growing

Bean There: Tracking the Impacts of Coffee Growing

By Mark Shimahara   |   May 11, 2011 May 11, 2011

One of the unique perks of working for Patagonia is the chance to leave, to participate in an environmental internship on work time. I chose to go to Guatemala to see how coffee is grown before it is exported for roasting.  I divided my time with two organizations… Read More

Photo: Nathaniel Wilder

When I First Fell for the Arctic

By Nathaniel Wilder   |   Jan 18, 2017 January 18, 2017

On a bouncy flight north over an eastern section of the Brooks Range, I press my cheek against the glass to get a better view down to the teeming mass of caribou moving through the valley directly beneath the plane. It’s a hot day just after the summer solstice. Slowly… Read More