Spring 2014 Newsletter

Read about one of our new properties, Montana Creek Wetlands, and some of our upcoming events.

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New Conservation Properties in Juneau

Southeast Alaska Land Trust acquired the 128-acre Montana Creek Wetlands in February 2014.  SEAL Trust purchased this wetland parcel from Juneau Youth Services (JYS) and hopes to eventually donate it to the City and Borough of Juneau (CBJ), holding a conservation easement to ensure protection.  This property consists of approximately 111 acres of high functioning wetland and almost a quarter mile of Montana Creek shoreline.  The protection of this property will benefit the local community by providing open space, flood protection and protecting the existing fish, wildlife and high functioning wetland habitat.

Auk Nu Cove CE 2014

In March 2014 SEAL Trust finalized the Auk Nu Cove conservation easement with the City & Borough of Juneau.  The conservation of the 30-acre Auk Nu Cove parcel, located in Auke Bay, is mitigation for an adjacent development permit issued by the Army Corps of Engineers.  The property has important intertidal habitat, specifically eel grass beds, designated as special habitat under the Clean Water Act.  Auk Nu Cove is adjacent to a culturally important site and CBJ Natural Park Area, Auke Cape/Indian Cove.  The protection of this area also provides the community with scenic open space, education and research opportunities along with passive recreation.

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