2015 is a banner year for land conservation! We are not only celebrating our 20th Anniversary here at SEAL Trust, but we are also celebrating 25 years of land conservation in Alaska!
In 1989, the Uniform Conservation Easement Act was passed by the Alaska State Legislature, enabling the formation of nonprofit land trusts in Alaska. This law also provided the legal foundation for private landowners to voluntarily donate or sell a conservation easement to a private nonprofit organization or a public agency in order to permanently protect natural, scenic, recreational, and cultural lands for the benefit of this, and future generations.
Today, with seven dedicated land trusts in Alaska, our small but vibrant land trust community has together conserved more than 40,000 acres of wetlands, recreation lands, wildlife habitat, open space, farmland, and subsistence lands throughout our great state.
In recognition of our 20th Anniversary, and the 25th Anniversary of land conservation in Alaska, SEAL Trust has set our year end fundraising goal at $25,000. To date, we have raised $10,000. You can help us achieve our goal with your end-of-year gift.
As an extra incentive, Byron Birdsall has generously created a limited edition commemorative poster to help our land trust community celebrate 25 years of land conservation in Alaska. The first 20 people who give $250 or more toward our year end fundraising goal will receive one of these unique posters, so don’t wait!
Your donation will ensure the continuation of our important work as we begin the next 25 years of land conservation in Alaska.
THANK YOU for your financial and personal support of the Southeast Alaska Land Trust. We could not do it without you.
To make a donation, please go here.