Community

With our wilderness community you can experience a real and achievable nature connection. Here you can drink water from mountain streams, breathe crisp, clean mountain air, harvest berries, hike through alpine valleys, catch fish in the alpine lakes and be a contributor to nature’s natural order. There’s no cell phone, no traffic, it’s off grid and self-sustainable.

Quick Facts

  • Our wilderness community operates a 6000 square km guide territory in the southeast corner of the Chilcotin Ark 
  • We educate our community partners – guests, students and interns – about our Three Pillars
  • Twenty-five wilderness camps which we use as satellite research centres
  • 30 acre ranch property, our base camp research centre
  • Our ranch property consists of the historic lodge, modern log cabins and prospector tents
  • High-speed internet for research projects
  • We cook shared meals and everyone makes their contribution to the community
  • We share our home with horses, chickens, cats, dogs and the resident wildlife
Wilderness Community

Self-sustainability

Our wilderness community facilitates a self-sustainable lifestyle. Currently we:

  • Grow some of our own food in our garden and collect eggs from our chickens
  • Use non-chlorinated pure mountain water gravity-fed from a nearby creek to reduce our dependence on the system
  • Use wood fires to heat the buildings
  • Harvest as much of our food as possible from the local area. This reduces the impact on the environment, lowering food miles and the use of pesticides, hormones and steroids in our food
  • Are working to increase our self-sufficiency into the future
  • Can produce our own electricity through generator, water power and solar

Our Wilderness Community Comes Together

Our community is built on our Three Pillar philosophy of personal development, nature connection and nature conservation. These Three Pillars are how we embody environment, social and governance factors, taking responsibility for our environment, both natural and cultural.

We also use Maslow’s hierarchy as a way to track our progress as we become more deeply immersed in nature and clearer on our interests, goals and purpose. We treat everyone as equals where women and men take responsibility and initiative to be leaders, guides and mentors.

We have an international community of stewards, supporters, guests, staff, interns and students. By collaborating, we create our communal strength of conservation, nature connection and personal development. 


The ranch community is a multi-generational community learning from the laws of nature. This teaches critical thinking, responsibility, initiative, ownership, commitment and a positive attitude. 

We are an entrepreneurial community, with the this creates a diverse range of opportunities for the ranch community. 

Being healthy comes naturally. By staying active, eating healthily, not smoking, drinking or using drugs the ranch community isn’t affected by many of the health problems that impact society.

Before joining the ranch community, community members felt stuck in their life, they were looking for something more. They were motivated by a desire to return to the nature connection they experienced as a child, to grow and evolve and experience a different way of life. They were looking for diversity, growth opportunities and to do something meaningful by contributing to conservation or other people. 


Are you ready for more in life?

You are the master of your destiny. Will you take ownership for your life today? 

Join us on the Trail to Empowerment towards a greater sense of personal development, nature connection and nature conservation. Evolve with a positive mindset by facing challenges and pushing yourself out of your comfort zone. 

The only remaining question: If not now, then when?

community partners