Contributors & Sponsors

Thanks to the following organizations and businesses for their contributions and ongoing support of our project.


words Friend of Bus 142 and illustration of grill of bus

Friends of Bus 142 formed as a direct response to the outpouring of concern about the future of the bus after its removal from the Stampede Trail. They are dedicated to that global Into the Wild community, with the blessing & support of many well known figures from the book, film & music projects.

Find a history of Bus 142 and an interactive community at the Friends of Bus 142 homepage.


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Bus 142 preservation is supported by the Arctic Infrastructure Development Center (AIDC) at the Institute of Northern Engineering (INE), which are providing workspace in the ConocoPhillips Alaska High Bay Structural Testing Lab at the Joseph E. Usibelli Engineering Learning and Innovation Building (JUB) on the UAF campus.


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The conservation project for Bus 142 is generously supported by JL Properties in Fairbanks.

JL Properties is Alaska’s leading real estate development and investment firm with a portfolio whose market value exceeds $2 billion. In Anchorage, Alaska’s largest market, JL owns and manages over two million square feet of Class A commercial office space, nearly 25 percent of the Class A market.


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Thank you to Avis Alaska for providing transportation to the Bus 142 conservation team.

As the only statewide agency in Alaska, Avis is able to provide seamless integrated services across an area one-fifth the size of the Lower 48 states. A family-owned company with 12 locations across the state and the best, Avis provides more options for your travel plans.


Candlewood Suites

Candlewood Suites Fairbanks is genously supporting the Bus 142 conservation project as a project donor.

Ideally located for shopping and restaurants, our Fairbanks hotel is close to downtown Fairbanks, the Chena River, Fairbanks International Airport, and many local attractions. The guest rooms and Extended Stay hotel amenities are sure to make you feel at home. With full kitchens and oversized executive desks featured in all suites, guests appreciate the comforts of home.