It's about more than skincare. Abundantly available, we hand-harvest mineral-rich glacial mud on the Copper River Delta in Southcentral Alaska. Nearly 100 million tons of buttery glacial mud deposit on the expansive delta each year, the largest contiguous wetland in North America.
Alaska Glacial Mud Co. LLC always pledges to use the most eco-friendly and socially responsible methods for harvesting and manufacturing our products without the use of mechanical or explosive techniques. We also give 10% of our profits to wilderness preservation, habitat restoration, sustainable community development and environmental education programs.
The remote glacial waters of the Copper River and its tributaries make up an impressive watershed of wilderness. The Copper River Delta is home to wild salmon, bears, wolves, nesting eagles, trumpeter swans, moose, countless other mammals and millions of migratory shorebirds.
This slender strip of mountainous rainforest and wetlands along the Pacific Coast provides us with healthful clean air, pure water and abundant resources.
We are proud to be locally-based in Cordova, Alaska. The Copper River and its bounty also support a rich cultural heritage and a sustainable economy in our remote fishing town. Landlocked by majestic backdrops, it is a great pleasure to operate in the marketplace with our sustainable resources.
While the Copper River Delta is successfully managed by the Chugach National Forest for conservation of fish and wildlife habitat- for commercial, recreational and subsistence purposes- it is not permanently protected. The Copper River Watershed lacks a comprehensive management plan that would protect it from unsustainable development that has jeopardized many rivers in the Pacific Northwest. The importance of protecting this highly productive ecosystem is apparent.