I care deeply about the environment. I was very impressed with the passion of EcoFlight team to observe and collect vital information about the use and abuse of the land, air and water. Then, once collected offering it free to anyone. This rare, gracious objective is hard to find anymore. The beauty of their photography is also commendable. It is not purely scientific or revelatory examples of questionable environmental practices, but also represents the West is all its beauty. Knowing organizations like this exist is inspiring. We need this kind of passion from so many sources to try to turn the tide of environmental exploitation and return humans to their original enchantment with the environment, an enchantment that would not allow the degradation that is now taking place with little understanding. Organizations like this help us see and change.
Review from Guidestar
Over the last three years, I have been researching water and habitat issues throughout the Colorado River Basin, as a National Geographic Grantee. Pilot Bruce Gordon's generosity and professionalism allowed me a better understanding, from a bird's eye perspective, of the river. He repeatedly flew me and the photographer, Pete McBride over the river, from Colorado to the Mexican Delta, for more than three days in the air, with a willingness and cheerfulness in helping us to explore every corner of the river. I highly recommend the services of this unique nonprofit.
My schedule has never allowed me to take an Ecoflight, yet I benefit from their work. The newspaper stories about public land issues, written by reporters taken on Ecoflight tours greatly increases the public understanding of the many environmental issues facing our community that are not readily 'visible' from the ground. Ecoflight has played a great role bringing a 'landscape veiw' to my peers and to those higher up in the public land management agencies. I greatly appreciate the impact that Ecoflights have made.
Ecoflight has been a valuable asset for both my ecology and environmental science classes! Being able to observe the impacts of oil and gas drilling on the Western Slope (last year) taught the kids more than any lecture or reading. The same can be said for the flight this year in ecology that took us over swaths of forest being harmed by the bark beetle outbreak. In both cases being able to see these impacts from the air has a much greater impact on students because you can truly see the scope and magnitude of what is merely being read about in class. Lastly, the flights in my classes are generally one of the best experiences of a student's high school career!
Bravo to Bruce Gordon and EcoFlight! We need 10,000 like him around the globe to reate perspective, and heal our fragile ecosystems. The interconnectivity of our planet becomes so obvious when viewed from above. The balance and harmony of our systems, the devestation wrought by unthinking industry and unplanned development. EcoFlight is an invaluable resource, a teacher, and leader in the western states in the fight to save our planet.
Ecoflight provided our organization with the invalable
Bruce is a passionate environmentalist who has built a wonderful organization dedicated to preserving our wilderness and open spaces. I've flown with him on many occasions his knowledge of the land-use issues such as mining and drilling never ceases to amaze me. Perhaps the most interesting flight I have been involved with was when I volunteered to fly senator Mark Udall to look at the environmental imapact of drilling activities in western Colorado. Bruce was on board narrating and it was incredibly enlighting to discuss the specific issues while viewing them from the air.
I have nothing but excellent things to say about EcoFlight and its founder Bruce Gordon. Bruce is exceptionally passionate about environmental conservation and has been for his entire life. He is not only passionate in his heart but in his deeds as well. EcoFlight is a brilliant example of this. EcoFlight serves the nonprofit conservation community tremendously by providing aerial perspectives for conservation projects. One of the greatest things about EcoFlight and a true measure of Bruce's selfless love for the environment is the fact that his organization empowers other organizations with this service. He's not pushing his own limited agenda but serving the conservation community as a whole with EcoFlight. Bravo Bruce and Godspeed!
EcoFlight has been a tremendous assistance in our efforts to protect Colorado's environment. Bruce has been a capable pilot and guide for County Commissioners and members of the press as they saw first hand the consequences of natural gas development. Bruce and Jane have also assisted us with aerial photography needs with the photos proving useful time and again.
Eco flight has proved invaluable over the past few years in our efforts to publicize the impacts of rampant gas development in NW Colorado and on the Roan Plateau. Bruce and his staff are knowledgeable and always able to help, whether its with the press or elected officials. Seeing what is happening from the air is the only real way to grasp the full extent and significance of energy development in the west and the damage it causes to wildlife and habitat.