Ground Truth Trekking

About Ground Truth Trekking

Ground Truth Trekking Headquarters in Seldovia, Alaska (Hig and Erin's yurt) GET PHOTO

Ground Truth Trekking Headquarters in Seldovia, Alaska (Hig and Erin's yurt)

Ground Truth Trekking is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit founded in 2007, which seeks to educate and engage the public on Alaska's natural resource issues through a combination of wilderness adventure, scientific analysis, and the creation of web resources.  gtt also provides scientific advisement to other organizations.

Human-powered expeditions across Alaska give us the "ground truth" of everything from mine proposals to climate change, through observation and conversation with locals. We combine this "ground truth" with "researched truth," using our scientific backgrounds to create comprehensive and accurate articles on key issues across the state.

Our mission is to provide people with the knowledge they need to make smart decisions about these issues, now and into the future. Our vision for this website is to create a place for virtual exploration, where people can learn about the issues, see photos, read stories, see maps, and be both informed and entertained.  See a list of current projects here.

Read the story of our founding on Ground Truth Trekking's blog

Meet our founders and contributors and visit our collaborating organizations.

Ground Truth Trekking works largely through our volunteer effort, but as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, we also are the recipients of some grants. Help out by making a tax deductible donation or buying a book or movie.