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Miles of Success: Mile for Mile Raises More Than $90,000

In March of 2015, Patagonia, Inc. premiered Mile for Mile, a film documenting the story of Patagonia, Inc. ultrarunner ambassadors Krissy Moehl, Luke Nelson, and Jeff Browning, on the first ever 106-mile trail run through the future Patagonia National Park. The film tells the story of their great adventure, of the Patagonia Park project and of the […]

Environmental Education at Escuela Valle Chacabuco

What if your elementary school had been located in the middle of a soon-to-be national park? Escuela Valle Chacabuco, the on-site school for the children of year-round Patagonia Park employees, has the unique opportunity to inspire a love of the wild places that exist just outside its doors. Schoolteacher Aubree McAtee, originally from Roseville, CA, […]

World Renowned Field Biologist Dr. George Schaller Visits Patagonia Park

This austral summer Conservacion Patagonica had the pleasure of hosting renowned field biologist Dr. George Schaller to Patagonia Park. Known for his incredible conservation efforts around the globe, Dr. Schaller has lived in the far reaches of the world studying some of the world’s most threatened and enthralling megafauna, including China’s giant pandas, Brazil’s jaguars, […]

La Ruta de Huemul: The 10th Anniversary

On the morning of January 30th, over 100 hikers met at the Patagonia Park headquarters to start the annual Ruta de Huemul, a 28 km hike from Patagonia Park through the Tamango Reserve and into the neighboring town of Cochrane. Participants came from all over the Aysen region, and from as far as Argentina, to […]

Organic, Healthy, and Beautiful: The Patagonia Park Greenhouses and Gardens

The plates of fresh greens and vegetables served regularly at Patagonia Park’s Restaurant El Rincón Gaucho are often a pleasant surprise to visitors. A seven-hour drive from the regional capital and surrounded by dry Patagonian steppe, the park’s remote location and rugged landscape seems an unlikely place for cherry tomatoes, kale, and fresh mint. Just […]

Cochrane Outdoor Education Program Hikes Four Days, 33 Miles through Aviles Valley

We’re now starting the second season of an outdoor education program run in partnership with the local high school, Liceo Austral Lord Cochrane.  Begun with support from the Butler Conservation Fund, this program develops outdoor skills, leadership, and engagement with nature among the community’s 15 to 18 year olds.  During the program’s pilot year, we […]

Visiting Patagonia and its Pumas: Told by Jim Williams, a Puma Expert from Montana

In December, Conservacion Patagonica and Conservation Director Cristian Saucedo hosted Jim Williams, wildlife program manager for Montana, Fish, Wildlife and Parks, for an educational exchange.  The visit culminated in a highly productive workshop on puma and huemul conservation in Coyhaique, sponsored by SAG (Chile’s wildlife and agricultural authority) and attended by dozens of regional officials. […]

Winter in Patagonia

by Dana De Greff Winter in Patagonia can be extreme. Temperatures drop to below zero degrees Celsius and the hustle and bustle of tourist season makes way for a quieter, more solitary time. For the people who live and work in Valle Chacabuco, home of the future Patagonia National Park, the winter months bring a […]