Environmental Flight Program
We champion environmental protection through the unique perspective of flight.
We do this by mobilizing a highly qualified corps of volunteer pilots and donating flights to protect
• Freshwater & Wetlands
• Oceans, Reefs & Coastlines
One of the best ways to experience the interconnection of wild places is from the window of a small aircraft. This perspective softens borders and shows how vulnerable wildlands are to being fragmented.
photo: Mt. Monadnock, NH by Toni Weidman
While LightHawk’s efforts to preserve wildlands inevitably benefit wildlife, LightHawk also mobilizes flight for wildlife conservation in other ways.
photo: Aplomado falcon by Carl Sandfort/The Peregrine Fund.
Oceans, Reefs & Coastlines
Our influence on the ocean can seem like just a drop of rain in an immense sea, hardly making a splash. Yet LightHawk flights have the power to illuminate the issues that impact these waters and show how caring people can make a big difference.
photo: Espiritu Santo Archipelago National Park, Baja California, Mexico by Ralph Lee Hopkins/iLCP
Freshwater & Wetlands
Freshwater sustains life on our planet. To protect it, LightHawk flights provide the perspective to help address issues that affect this vital resource from source to sea.
photo: Skagit River Delta, WA by Benjamin Drummond
LightHawk provides donated flights to elevate conservation efforts in the United States, Mexico, Central America and parts of Canada.
Map shows mission disbursement from January 1, 2010 through February 14, 2012.