At the heart of GLT’s mission is the identification of lands that merit conservation because of their ecological and community value. For each parcel of land and water on our list, GIS mapping enables us to quantify a spectrum of assets: Andover Drive Wetlands is home to moose; the watershed of Little Campbell Creek is important to Southcentral Alaska’s drinking water supply. Stream corridors like Fish Creek support salmon spawning and parcels such as Near Point offer access to public spaces like Chugach State Park. Next, GLT applies a complex set of tools to place both local and global dollar values on such lands and waters and to offer a holistic assessment of the community’s future needs in relation to these lands. From there, we work in voluntary partnership with private landowners to ensure the conservation of lands and waterways critical to the quality of life for Southcentral Alaskans – today and in the future.