Mission: Land conservationkachemak heritage land trust preserves,for public benefit,land on alaska's kenai peninsula with significant natural,recreational or cultural values by working with willing land owners.
Programs: Acquire: continued our work to acquire priority parcels on the anchor river identified as cold water habitat for salmon. Anchor river acquisition projects were in progress through 2014. Worked towards transforming our poopdeck platt property into a community park to demonstrate conservation on our landscape with the help of nps's rivers, trails, conservation assistance program (rtca); continued work to increase the acreage in our anchor river salmon conservation area, protecting critical salmon habitat; continued work on our mountain to sea project to protect salmon bearing streams from the headwaters to the ocean.
maintain: completed construction and installed interpretive signs on a light penetrating boardwalk on our effler property for public access to a wetland that feeds the city of homer water supply. Transferred ownership of the victor holm property that is on the national register of historic places to the kasliof regional historical association. Worked with local outdoor education organization to reconstruct fencing on poopdeck platt property.
outreach: continued work on wings over western waters initiative to bring western land trusts together working with bird conservation organizations to form partnerships contributing to large scale conservation initiatives, including work with cornell laboratory of ornithology on a national survey of land trusts. Worked in collaboration with science partners on anchor river outreach. Conducted tours of khlt-conserved lands and made a presentation as part of the homer shorebird festival. Increased community presence through social, radio and print media.
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