Earth River Expeditions is based on a 20 year hand shake agreement between two partners; Eric Hertz and Robert Currie. The company was founded in 1989 on a number of core principles;? running the finest, safest trips possible, hiring local people from the areas we visit, working with local communities to protect river resources where we run trips like Patagonia, Chile's Futaleufu and helping to protect important river resources in areas we don’t visit when we feel we can make a difference, like James Bay, Quebec.
Earth River Expeditions is not a not-for-profit organization. Perhaps more than any other river outfitter, we have volunteered our time and resources over the past 23 years to protect irreplaceable river resources around the world. The company has run dozens of conservation awareness trips with media, policy makers and celebrities. We also brought the first River Keeper to Patagonia on the Futaleufu, spearheaded efforts to protect Patagonia from water borne invasive species and founded the first outfitter initiated land trust. This work has been funded using the profits from our commercial river trips and in some cases even running special expeditions, to rarely rafted rivers like California's Middle Fork of the Feather, to pay for conservation work.
The brief time line below outlines our hands on river conservation work. More in depth accounts of a number of these projects can be found on the web site library.
View individual protected Futaleufu Land Trust PropertiesNote: The Earth River Land Trust on the Futaleufu is an ongoing project. If you would like to find out more about the project or help, please contact the Earth River office. You can find out more about the Futaleufu River Keeper by visiting www.futaleufuriverkeeper.org
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