KHLT is accepting applications for the position of Conservation Projects Manager. This is a full-time position with benefits, beginning September 15th, 2016. Applications must be received by July 20th, 2016.
Job description and qualifications
Stewardship: The careful and responsible management of something entrusted to one's care
Every year, KHLT is responsible for monitoring each of our protected properties totaling over 3,200-acres, from the head of Kachemak Bay to the Kenai River. Our Summer Challenge fundraising goal is to raise $3,000 to support our stewardship responsibilities.
We need your help to successfully steward the special places that make the Kenai Peninsula the unique and beautiful place that it is. More
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What is King Maker? The King Maker program is an educational and outreach campaign developed in 2014 by Great Land Trust in Anchorage supporting one of our state’s greatest assets — salmon. The program celebrates individual Alaskans, from landowners to schoolchildren, who make a difference for salmon where they live. The program goal is to educate private landowners and the public about the value of protecting habitat critical to salmon, helping to ensure long-lasting conservation.
The Kenai Peninsula program will include on-the-ground placement of “Baby Salmon Live Here” signs, beginning with two signs on the Anchor River in 2016. These strategically placed signs will help educate and inform the public about sometimes surprising places where salmon live, to bolster habitat conservation support.
Taking care of habitat will keep the salmon population healthy and abundant far into the future. We want to encourage and promote the simple steps people can take in our daily lives to protect salmon. The King Maker program aims to do this because “little actions make big fish!”
Do you know someone who could be a King Maker? Let us know!
Thank you to our friends at Ravn Alaska for their donation of five round-trip Homer-Anchorage tickets for our staff to attend important meetings about our Mountains to Sea project (see below).
In our Kenai Mountains to Sea Project, Kachemak Heritage Land Trust collaborates with partners to identify and preserve important fish and wildlife movement corridors across the Kenai Peninsula. Combining the tools and expertise of multiple organizations, we work to conserve the most ecologically significant land parcels, strategically building corridors of protected fish and wildlife habitat.
Contributions to this project are leveraged by a matching grant from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Coastal Program, allowing your money to go farther toward protecting vital habitat connectivity for our treasured fish and wildlife resources. Make a grant match donation today to help preserve the most significant privately owned Kenai Peninsula land – from Mountains to Sea!
In the week before Christmas 2015, the U.S. Congress voted to make the tax incentive for conservation easement donations permanent. This legislation represents a huge win for the land trust community, as the tax incentive has previously been for fixed periods without guarantee of renewal. For more information about KHLT's conservation easement process and associated financial considerations, click here.
Kachemak Heritage Land Trust
is a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization.
Donations are tax-deductible to
the full extent allowed by law.
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Properties comprising KHLT's Anchor River Salmon Conservation Area contain cold water refugia critical to the survival of salmon as stream temperatures rise, and are adjacent or near to other preserved riverfront properties.
KHLT’s work on the Anchor River helps to fill gaps in the river corridor protected by the Alaska Department of Natural Resources. Protection of the river corridor is important for water quality, fish and wildlife habitat, and the attendant social and economic benefits for lower Kenai Peninsula communities.
March 2015 Homer News article about collaborative efforts to preserve the Anchor River.
Over the years, Kachemak Heritage Land Trust has nurtured relationships with other organizations to protect lands important to migratory birds. 2011 Stariski Meadows wetlands article 2013 Wings Over Western Waters article