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
Hope to see you on Thursday, December 12th at the Anchorage Museum’s Chugach Gallery (new location!) from 6pm-8:30pm.
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
GLT and Mat-Su Salmon Habitat Partnership partners including the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Environmental Protection Agency, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the Mat-Su Borough, The Conservation Fund, The Nature Conservancy, Pacific Coast Joint Venture, and many others worked together to permanently conserve via conservation easement 832 acres including the Eklutna River, Edmonds Creek and Mirror Creek Estuaries, 532 acres including Fire Creek and Mink Creek Estuary and 30 acres including O’Brien Creek Estuary with funding from National Fish Habitat Partnership, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, the Mat-Su Borough and the Port of Anchorage Mitigation Fund.
To view all our projects, with links to detail on these new projects click here.
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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. Consider sending in a check today to 715 L St., or using secure and fully tax-deductible donations through PayPal. Thanks very much for your support of Great Land Trust—Your Land, Your Trust.
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
Pick, Click, Give!
Great Land Trust is now part of the State of Alaska Permanent Fund "Pick, Click, Give!" program - don't forget
to keep us in mind for your tax-deductable donations when
you apply for your next dividend!
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.