Summer 2016 Newsletter

In this issue, read about Great Land Trust’s historic deal with Ouzinkie Native Corporation to forever conserve and make public over 36,000 acres on northern Afognak Island, as well as the majestic Triplet Islands in the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge, which are home to some of Alaska’s most famous seabird rookeries. Also featured is our Wasilla Creek Boardwalk project in the Mat-Su Valley, Termination Point access project in Kodiak, and updates on exciting summer More

Summer 2015 Newsletter

Along the western shore of Cook Inlet, next to the Dena’ina Athabascan village of Tyonek and the mouth of the Chuitna River, lies 160 acres of grassy meadows, birch and spruce forest, and a mosaic of wetlands that contain cultural sites with deep significance to the Tyonek tribe. Our project partner, The Nature Conservancy, donated the land to the tribe with the agreement that it would be permanently protected by a conservation easement between the More

Winter 2014 Newsletter

Over 1,300 acres of Eklutna, Inc. land containing high-quality salmon and migratory bird habitat and also used for subsistence hunting, fishing and berry-picking  are now permanently conserved. Great Land Trust worked with the Native Corporation on the project, located along the Glenn Highway and Knik Arm. The land will remain under the ownership of Eklutna Inc. and traditional use by Shareholders and public recreation access through permits will continue. Click here to read the full More

Summer 2014 Newsletter

The 1.5-mile Bodenburg Butte trail is the most popular local hike in the Mat-Su Valley. Due to its unique granite summit, hikers are rewarded with breathtaking 360-degree views of Knik Glacier, Pioneer Peak and farmland. Where else in the country can you see both glaciers and farmland from the top of a mountain? Great Land Trust wants to ensure that future generations of Alaskans are able to have this experience and relationship with this special More

Winter 2013 Newsletter

Six years of fundraising, (hundreds of wheelbarrow loads of gravel), and thousands of volunteer work hours later, we are proud to report we opened the Campbell Creek Estuary Natural Area to the public this fall! With your support, the Great Land Trust raised more than $7.7 million to purchase the property at the estuary, and then transferred it to the Municipality of Anchorage as a “natural area” park managed by the MOA’s Parks and Recreation More

Winter 2011 Newsletter

GLT staff worked closely for the last two years with the board and staff at Eklutna Inc. to purchase a conservation easement over nearly 4800 acres of high value habitat at the head of Knik Arm. The property contains the confluence of the Knik and Matanuska Rivers and many islands and channels and diverse habitat as the rivers enter Knik Arm. The lands will remain under the ownership of Eklutna, Inc. and traditional uses such More

Spring 2011 Newsletter

The Campbell Creek Estuary Natural Area continues to generate tremendous community support as we work to make the property available to the public. This February we were able to clean up most of the debris left on the site with the help of several business partners. We did the work during the winter to minimize impacts to the soils and vegetation. All of the 75 tons of material from the property was recycled. We received significant donations for the cleanup from Granite Construction, Airport Equipment Rentals, JL Properties, More

Fall 2010 Newsletter

Great Land Trust staff are excited to announce that we are currently on track to complete the Campbell Creek Estuary conservation project this fall! We have worked very hard with the Municipality to supply additional funding assurances such that the property is provided to the Muni with sufficient resources to do the necessary site cleanup, planning, infrastructure development and ongoing maintenance. This means that GLT will have some added fundraising responsibilities so we will be More

Winter 2009 Newsletter

Great Land Trust is thrilled to announce that we have an opportunity to conserve a 60 acre coastal property in Anchorage containing Campbell Creek and Campbell Creek Estuary! The property is adjacent to the Anchorage Coastal Wildlife Refuge and also includes vast uplands with stunning views of the coast, Cook Inlet, and the Kenai Mountains. The Estuary boasts critical habitat for five species of salmon and the endangered population of the beluga whale. We are More

Spring 2009 Newsletter

The mission of Great Land Trust is to “work with willing landowners and other partners to conserve southcentral Alaska’s lands and waterways”. One of our top priorities is to secure properties which provide access to local and regional parks such as Chugach State Park. Great Land Trust serves an area of some 33,000 square miles, home to more than 50% of Alaska’s population. Featured in this newsletter, is a map of our service area with More