Kachemak Heritage Land Trust's two-year conservation resource mapping project identifies private land parcels at least five acres in size with significant conservation resources on the Kenai Peninsula. Printed copies are available by calling (907) 235-5263. Note: Land parcels were ranked using best available data for specific criteria. Kachemak Heritage Land Trust considers additional factors and data when evaluating potential projects.
Although the Anchor River is often lost in the excitement over the Kenai River to the north and Kachemak Bay to the south, those who live along it are well aware of what it offers: its fisheries, wildlife, scenic beauty, and seasonal moods. In the ongoing Anchor River Project, Kachemak Heritage Land Trust has worked with other organizations, agencies, and individuals to protect the estuary and lands upstream in an effort to preserve the water quality and other resources of this important river.
Calvin and Coyle Woodland Park is located approximately one mile from the center of Homer, on property owned by Kachemak Heritage Land Trust. The park has a newly renovated nature trail, and provides an important buffer between encroaching residential development and the marshes of the Beluga wetlands, encompassing habitat for numerous bird and mammal species.
Preservation of the Victor Holm Historic Site in Kasilof is an ongoing project. In 1999, Kachemak Heritage Land Trust accepted a donation of the 1.37-acre Victor Holm property and the historically significant buildings on site to maintain for historic and cultural values. The property is on the National Register of Historic Places.
Homer’s Community Garden is located on Kachemak Heritage Land Trust’s Platt Park property at the west end of Klondike Avenue, also our office location. Over the years the large fenced garden area was under-utilized as individual garden plots, so in 2009 the Potato Project was launched in the lower part of the garden to make more productive use of the whole for public benefit.
The Diamond Creek project was a great success in partnering for conservation. With help from several large grants and numerous generous donations from individuals, Kachemak Heritage Land Trust raised the funds to purchase 275 acres from the University of Alaska at the heart of Homer’s Baycrest non-motorized trail system. The purchase was completed in July 2007, and Kachemak Heritage Land Trust transferred the property to the City of Homer for public benefit.
Living in Harmony with Moose was produced by Kachemak Heritage Land Trust to help people coexist with moose in Alaska. The idea came from a similar publication called Living with Mule Deer, written for the Methow Valley in northeastern Washington. We are indebted to its authors.