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Conservation Auction: Bid Now on Outdoor Gear, Adventure Travel

Support the Adventure Travel Conservation Fund by bidding on gear packages, multiday excursions, lodging, and more — now through July 14.

The Adventure Travel Conservation Fund (ATCF) is in the final days of a critical fundraising campaign. Now in its third year, the Travel Conservation Auction has provided key funding for the organization’s annual grant program. The ATCF is on track to raise $30,000 in this year’s auction; whether it meets that goal depends entirely on bidder participation.

Need to upgrade your gear game? Hankering for some time off but not sure where to go? With 20-plus items ranging from goods to weeklong safaris, the ATCF auction may deliver just what you’re looking for.

2022 Travel Conservation Auction

The 2022 Travel Conservation Fund Auction includes 29 items donated by a number of adventure travel and outdoor industry companies.
2022 Travel Conservation Fund Auction donors; (image/ATCF)

This year’s auction consists of 15 travel packages and 14 gear packages. From backcountry ski tours to African safaris, flyrods to yoga mats — every item on the list was donated by top outdoor companies that advocate for the preservation of natural and cultural resources.

Since its inception, the fund has awarded more than $500,000 to conservation initiatives globally. But it’s worth noting that the ATCF relies wholly on the auction and membership dues to raise funds. So consider throwing down a little scratch for the cause if you can.

Herre’s what’s up for grabs.

Travel Packages

  • Luxury Safari in Kenya (3 nights)
  • Visit The Sacred Valley, Peru (5 days)
  • Rafting Trip for Two in Idaho (5 days)
  • Desert Safari in Namibia (3 days)
  • Glamping Trip in Baja, Mexico (3 days)
  • Visit the Virunga Mountain Gorillas in Uganda (3 nights)
  • San Juan Island Adventure in Washington state (5 days)
  • Red Mountain Retreat in Utah (4 days)
  • Jungle and Beach Retreat in Costa Rica (4 days)
  • Attend Adventure Elevate in Maine (1 ticket)
  • Backcountry Ski Adventure in Whistler, British Columbia (3 days)
  • Salcantay Trek to Machu Picchu, Peru (7 days)
  • Explore Panama (airfare included; 4 days)
  • Stay at the Westfir Lodge in Oregon (3 days)
  • Attend a Walking Mentorship Retreat in Portugal (1 spot)

Gear Packages

To start bidding and check out each lot more closely, head to the 2022 Travel Conservation Auction page.

Interested in adding your outdoor company to the list of contributing ATCF members? Learn more and apply via the organization’s member portal.

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Jilli grew up in the rural southern Colorado mountains, later moving to Texas for college. After seven years in corporate consulting, she was introduced to sport climbing — and life would never be the same. She now works as a contributor, gear tester, and editor for GearJunkie and other outlets within the AllGear family. She is based out of Atlanta, Georgia where she takes up residence with her climbing gear and one-eared blue heeler, George Michael.