Episode 20: Conservation and Experience
Interview with Jerryne Cole
This week’s episode is brought to you by Oru Kayak. Thank you to them for the support!
Jerryne “Jerri” Cole believes experience is key to the conservation of public and private land. For Jerri, a lifetime of connection to nature has correlated to a lifetime of stewardship for the natural world. Jerri is a member of the board of Public Lands Alliance and the owner of Camp Denali, for-profit lodging near Denali National Park. Learn about raising kids in the Alaskan interior in the 1970’s and maintaining a for-profit model with a “not-for-profit” mission.
Our talk with Jerri gave us a lot to think about:
1) How companies on private land can respect and uplift the missions of our public land organizations.
2) How the way you grow up so impacts your relationship with the outdoors.
3) How experience is key to stewardship. And
4) How we all make choices every day when it comes to the footprint we leave on the earth.
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Music is MindsEye, Ryan Little, and Chris Zabriskie via freemusicarchive.org
Life in Alaska in 1975
Photos courtesy of Camp Denali