To register, or to have your questions answered, please send an e-mail email@example.com. All seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis. All participants will be required to sign a Waiver of Liability. All fees must be prepaid and all fees are non-refundable (except for Covid exclusions*) - trip insurance is strongly advised. We use World Nomads and can confidently recommend them if you need a good company from which to buy trip/travel insurance.
This tour is not open to residents of New Hampshire.
P.S. Scott will have all the proper permits to lead this tour. The federal government requires tour leaders to have a National Wildlife Refuge System Commercial Activities Special Use Permit. Liability insurance is also required. If you attend a Bosque tour with a leader who doesn't have a permit or insurance, you face the very real possibility that your trip will be cut short and/or your experience very negatively impacted. Be sure you only travel to National Wildlife Refuges on commercial tours that are properly insured and permitted.
The two most important questions you have are probably: Will it be safe and if Covid-19 causes a cancellation can I get my deposit back. As for question one we can say that we will not operate the trip if Scott doesn't feel like he can give you the safest experience possible. Scott is in a high-risk category where C-19 is concerned and you can bet he won't be taking any chances with his own life, so he wouldn't take chances with yours. We will only go forward if we believe that the trip can offer a safe experience. That said, we cannot and will not be responsible for C-19 infection spread. All we can do is take as many reasonable precautions as possible. The Refuge is going to do a great job of sanitizing their spaces and due to the remote nature of the location, there is less risk for infection spread. It is a small place and doesn't experience high traffic which would increase the likelihood of disease.
ALL participants in this tour will require proof of vaccination against C-19. No exceptions. We believe this will make the trip as safe as possible and allow us to work together in a more comfortable fashion. Depending on the circumstances that unfold in this evolving situation, we may still implement mask requirements and social distancing depending on government guidance.
AIR TRAVEL has been normalized thanks to high-capacity air purification and recirculation systems onboard all modern aircraft. Most airplanes are far safer than the environment at your local grocery store. Airplanes have large, medical-grade filtration systems and the airlines know that if there is wide-spread disease outbreak on their planes they will go out of business. We trust them to look out for their own interests in this regard which means we feel safe. At the time we write this they all require masks for the duration of any flight.
This is an ever-changing situation but for now, IF COVID 19 IS STILL ACTIVE...the precautions that we have decided to add to the trip are as follows...
All participants will receive daily temperature checks and daily blood oxygen level tests. In the event of a possible problem medical personnel will be asked to evaluate the trip participant's fitness for travel.
We may require participants to wear masks when in proximity to each other. We will only hold activities outdoors during this tour which also greatly reduces the risk of infection spread. We will wait for government guidance on this subject before making any decision.
At all times we will do our best to practice social distancing during the tour. There are some times when we will have no choice but to be in closer proximity to each other and during those times we will be masked.
*If the refuge closes, or if the national or state government issues travel restrictions or other governmental edicts that prohibit us from conducting the workshop, YOU WILL GET YOUR MONEY BACK! Period. However, if you simply change your mind, or feel uncomfortable then you will not receive a refund. You also will not get a refund if you get COVID 19. You should consider buying CFAR (Cancel for ANY reason travel insurance if this is a concern.)
Thanks to the vaccine, we are confident that by the time we run this tour, we'll be able to proceed so that is why we rescheduled the workshop. If you have other concerns we have not addressed here, then please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will try to answer them.