We can't do it alone—and contributing to the creation of a new
national park is an opportunity of a lifetime.

We're looking for volunteers to join our ecosystem restoration program, pitching in with the real work of bringing this ecosystem back to life. We're inviting aspiring conservationists to join us for 3, 6, or 9 monthlong internships, where they take on specific roles at the project and make a major contribution. We appreciate enthusiastic followers to introduce us to their friends, learn about our progress, and advocate for the park's importance. And we need financial support. Every dollar counts, towards saving one more beautiful remote spot, protecting one more endangered huemul deer, building another kilometer of trail, or sponsoring one more local schoolchild through an eco-education program here. Future generations from around the world will cherish the wild lands and animals you've helped to thrive.

Why support us?

"I'm part of the effort to create Patagonia National Park because it is the best example of what we can do to restore, then permanently conserve, key wildlands. Buying up failed ranches, removing the fences, giving the land a rest and creating a national park is a winning plan for Chileans, for future visitors from around the globe, and for the natural world."

—Board Member Yvon Chouinard
Founder, Patagonia, Inc


"Of all the places I've been in the world—and I haven't missed many—Patagonia remains right at the top as one of my favorites, but we can't take this special place for granted. The establishment of national parks is essential to the preservation of this awesome landscape."

—Tom Brokaw
Anchor & Managing editor, NBC Nightly News, 1982 - 2004


"Working in the Patagonia region, and on this project in particular, is incredible because as a conservationist, you have an amazing opportunity to contribute to the protection of large open spaces of a type that simply do not exist in this way anywhere else on Earth. I'm proud to have joined this group of people working to create a unique place on Earth that generations to come will be able to enjoy as we do today."

—Forrest Berkley
Partner of Conservacion Patagonica, Board Member of Maine Coast Heritage Trust and Appalachian Mountain Club


"This is a hugely exciting project: a brand-new national park.  Moreover, it's a national park being created out of a beaten-up, degraded sheep estancia.  It's already an exciting place, and it's going to change dramatically in the years and decades to come.  There will be important scientific issues to address, and I'm just thrilled that I can do something to help."

—Science Advisory Board Member Stuart Pimm                           
Doris Duke Chair of Conservation Ecology, Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University


"I came to volunteer at the future Patagonia National Park because I wanted to contribute to creating this park for my country, to saving and restoring this unique place.  Taking part in this project is satisfying for one and all."

—Harry Ortiz, 2010 - 2011 volunteer, Santiago, Chile