Perhaps you choose to live in Southeast Alaska or spend time here because the land inspires you. Maybe you feel connected to the land through family memories, a hiking trail, or the view of uninterrupted forest from your favorite mountain peak.

As you think about the past and ponder your vision for the future, you may be considering how you can make a significant difference in conserving what makes Southeast Alaska so special, and those landscapes that have had a personal impact on you.

While planned gifts take many forms, they are the result of careful planning and an intention to make a lasting gift. These could included bequests made in a will, naming SEAL Trust as a life insurance beneficiary, or using tax-wise giving options such as charitable gift annuities or remainder trusts.

Conservation supporters who have made planned gifts have had an extraordinary impact on our work. Thanks to early legacy gifts, we were able to become a secure, established land trust, better equipped to monitor conservation easements in perpetuity. Proceeds from planned gifts fund the SEAL Trust Endowment, ensuring our long term success and stability.

Almost all nonprofits like to think of themselves as being in business for a very long time, but land trusts, by definition, are in the business of being around forever. Because stewardship is forever, land trusts and legacy giving are a natural fit.

Some planned gift options that are available are:

  • Bequests
  • Beneficiary Designations
  • Charitable Gift Annuities
  • Charitable Remainder Unitrusts
  • Charitable Lead Trusts
  • Pooled Income Funds

To learn more about these options, please follow this link.

If you would like to discuss any of these options, please don’t hesitate to email or call us at (907) 586-3100 or

Gifts of any type are welcome and make a difference!
THANK YOU for supporting land conservation in Southeast Alaska!

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