Our Mission

Great Land Trust is a private, non-profit land conservation organization founded in 1995 by residents of Anchorage and the Mat-Su Valley. We are working with willing landowners and other partners to conserve Southcentral Alaska's lands and waterways. The trust permanently and directly conserves lands and waterways essential to the quality of life and economic health of our communities. The Great Land Trust achieves this goal in several ways, including:

  • Working in partnership with landowners who wish to protect the special features of their land through voluntary private action

  • Direct land purchase

  • Cooperating with businesses, nonprofits, and local, state, and federal agencies on projects that benefit
    the community


New: The Annual GLT Winter Celebration

Date: Thursday, Dec. 11th, 2014 - 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Location: Anchorage Museum Atrium

Celebrate our successes together and help raise the final funds needed to Buy the Butte, award local conservation heroes, and launch GLT into our 20th year! Live music, delicious appetizers and great company.

Conservation Achievement Award
We are proud to be the recipient of the 2013 Lowell Thomas, Jr. Award for Outstanding Achievements by a Conservation Organization.

New GLT Conservation Easements
We are happy to announce that we closed on three conservation easements on October 31st in the Mat-Su Borough. Each of these easements have been in the works for over 10 years and this year all this pieces came together. The 40 acre Dandy Lake easement donated by Rocky and Sue Goodwin will provide a permanent sanctuary for calving and wintering moose, migratory birds and offer important open space in the rapidly growing Palmer Fishhook Area. The 170 acre Lazy Mountain easement donated by Carol Montgomery, forever protects a significant wildlife corridor from the toe of the Chugach Mountains to the Matanuska River for moose, bear, wolves and lynx and provides spectacular nursery habitat for all five species of salmon.

To view all our projects, with links to detail on these new projects click here.

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The accreditation seal, awarded by the Land Trust Accreditation Commission, recognizes land conservation organizations that meet national standards for excellence, uphold the public trust and ensure that conservation efforts are permanent. Read more about the GLT's LTAC accreditation by clicking here.


Make a Secure Donation Now

We greatly value your donations, which stay right here in southcentral Alaska and contribute to conserving our local lands and the way of life we all value. You can also donate by sending a check to 715 L St., or with secure and fully tax-deductible donations through DonationPay. Thanks for your support of Great Land Trust—Your Land, Your Trust.

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I Helped Buy the Butte!

We need your help to purchase the top of the Bodenburg Butte for public access for future generations. Make a donation by clicking here.

The Campbell Creek Estuary Project

GLT Executive Director Phil Shephard gives Anchorage Daily News reporters a tour of the Campbell Creek Estuary Project land.

Great Land Trust has raised over $7.4 million to conserve this beautiful 60 acre coastal parcel at the mouth of Campbell Creek. GLT purchased the property in late 2010 and transferred it to the MOA as a Natural Area. GLT retains a conservation easement over the entire property ensuring it will be maintained as a natural area in perpetuity.


See the full project page here.

For recent media coverage on the project view the GLT recent news page here

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