Kachemak Heritage Newsletter • Fall/Winter 2013

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LANDMARKS 13 Fall / Winter

Newsletter for Kachemak Heritage Land Trust HIGHLIGHTS

KHLT Election Results KHLT Earns National Recognition KHLT Protects Additional Anchor River Salmon Habitat Wings Over Western Waters Update

Director’s Column

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process we passed around the office a sign that says, “We can do hard things”. It shifted from desk to desk as needed and sometimes appeared at board meetings. We continued our stewardship program and developed new land conservation projects while also drafting our lengthy accreditation application and supporting documents.

Marie McCarty Executive Director

“The ultimate test of man’s conscience may be his willingness to sacrifice something today for future generations whose words of thanks will not be heard.” – Gayford Nelson former governor of Wisconsin and cofounder of Earth Day At the 2013 national land conservation conference in New Orleans, KHLT celebrated national land trust accreditation. Waving a green pennant stamped, “Accredited,” I was surprised at the overwhelming feeling of organizational pride I felt walking across the stage beneath an enormous photo of KHLT’s Bondurant property on the glacial Kenai River. Before the national land conservation conference I was asked to submit a photo symbolizing our organization and place. To me, Dale Bondurant’s gift to KHLT of his home and land on the Kenai River represents both the beauty of our Alaskan place, and the trust and generosity of KHLT supporters like you who passionately believe in the impact of conserving private land. Before receiving notice that we were accredited, I confess that I sometimes complained about the hours required to be spent by staff with scanners blazing, with staff and board drafting, reviewing and redrafting revised policy and procedures on everything from bylaws, to land acquisition practices, to fundraising practices and financial recordkeeping. During the accreditation 1

It was heads-down hard and very good work, but now that we are one of 229 nationally accredited land trusts in the U.S. (of 1,700), the scanning and paper craziness of earlier this year is becoming KHLT history. I am more likely to be heard describing how proud I am of our wonderful, ACCREDITED organization and the people like you who helped make it possible, by selflessly believing in protecting private land for future generations. We can now demonstrate to you that we practice best management practices through our accreditation status. So what’s next for KHLT? As the land trust community matures and demonstrates through the accreditation process that our conservation transactions are done well, we recognize the need to better communicate about why private land conservation is important. We excel at the details of preserving land forever, but our complex work is generally neither well known nor well understood, and horn tooting has not been our organizational style. As we enter our first year as an accredited land trust and as we celebrate our 25th anniversary in 2014, we promise to better communicate about our work to our communities. We hope that you too will talk about KHLT to your colleagues, family and friends as a way to unselfishly prepare the Kenai Peninsula for future generations. 

KHLT Board Members Dotti Harness-Foster, President Sam Means, Vice President Larsen Klingel, Treasurer Scott Connelly, Secretary Donna Robertson Aderhold Joey Allred Marian Beck Nancy Lee Evans John Mouw

KHLT Staff Marie McCarty, Executive Director Mandy Bernard, Conservation Director Denise Jantz, Communications & Development Coordinator Rick Cline, Accounting and Grants Manager

KHLT Contact Information Kachemak Heritage Land Trust 315 Klondike Avenue Homer, AK 99603 (907) 235-5263 | (907) 235-1503 (fax) www.facebook.com/ kachemakheritagelandtrust www.KachemakLandTrust.org

Credits Nina Daley, Volunteer Website Manager Cover photo © Denise Jantz Layout Design | Debi Bodett

CONTENTS DIRECTOR’S COLUMN.. . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 WELCOME AND CONGRATULATIONS. . . . . . . . . . 2 ACCREDITATION, ANNUAL MEETING RECAP. . . . . . . . . 4 LETTER FROM HANNAH. . . . . . . . . . . 5 WILD ARTS WORKSHOP. . . . . . . . . . . 6 TWO NEW KHLT PROPERTIES. . . . . . 8 WINGS OVER WESTERN WATERS UPDATE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 RIVER STABILIZATION PROJECT.. . . 11 KHLT VOLUNTEER MONITORS. . . . . . 11 MOUNTAIN TO SEA PROJECT.. . . . . . 12

Marie McCarty Executive Director www.KachemakLandTrust.org

GIFTS, IN MEMORY OF DOROTHY KABISCH.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 2 2013 MEMBERSHIP DONORS. . . . . . 13



Election Results

Communications & Development Coordinator


HLT is pleased to announce the results of the 2013 election for the Board of Directors and the new officers. Sam Means and Nancy Lee Evans were re-elected for a three-year term, and Joey Allred was elected for his first three-year term. Rachel Lord retired from the Board after serving a three-year term.


Many thanks go to our Board of Directors for their stellar work over the past year, becoming accredited, and for their work to come – continuing our successful land conservation work on the Kenai Peninsula. 

elcome to Denise Jantz, our new Communications & Development Coordinator. Denise has a B.S. in Communications with an emphasis in public relations from Western Michigan University. An Alaska resident since 1992, Denise says that when she crossed the border into the state for Denise Jantz the first time she knew she was Communications home. After many years owning & Development and running seasonal businesses Coordinator photo © Nina Faust and splitting her time between McCarthy and Homer, the “Cosmic Hamlet by the Sea” is now her year-round residence. Denise’s focus is on fundraising and outreach, working closely with the Executive Director and the Development Committee. She is excited to bring her creative talents, communications and marketing skills, and entrepreneurial spirit to the KHLT team, helping us accomplish our conservation goals. 



Welcome Aboard!

Rachel Lord



2013 Officers • Dotti Harness, Board President • Sam Means, Vice President • Larsen Klingel, Treasurer • Scott Connelly, Secretary Directors • Donna Aderhold • Joey Allred • Marian Beck • Nancy Lee Evans • John Mouw

oey Allred from Anchor Point is KHLT’s newest board member. Joey has been an Alaskan resident for 30 years. He states that he is, “committed to public service. I’ve been on the Board of Directors for Anchor Point Seniors and currently serve on the Fish and Game Advisory Council. I appreciate the mission of the Land Trust and look forward to the opportunity to serve on the board.” KHLT is honored to have Joey as part of the KHLT team. 

Joey Allred KHLT Board Member

ongratulations to Rachel Lord and Ben Gibson on the birth of their daughter, Sadie Noelle, on August 18, 2013. Rachel joined the KHLT board in April 2010 and during her term was invaluable in many ways, especially in our accreditation process. “Rachel was an instrumental board member who willingly took the lead on KHLT’s accreditation. Rachel Lord with daughter, Her attention to detail was amazing,” Sadie Noelle says Board President, Dotti HarnessFoster. Organizing and reviewing KHLT’s policies and procedures was no easy task, and Rachel was a leader in this undertaking. This year, as her term came to an end, she decided to step down from the KHLT board to focus on her family’s new member and their blossoming business, “Alaska Stems.” Thank you, Rachel, for all your hard work! 




Youth and KHLT




Sumer Intern Program


omer High School student, Axel Gillam, was KHLT’s paid 2013 summer intern. Axel’s summer work included working with KHLT stewardship staff to monitor properties that KHLT owns and preserves through conservation easement. In addition, Axel designed signs for KHLT’s future Effler trail property on the Homer bluff, researched how to use QR codes on signs to link to the KHLT website, and worked in the KHLT Community Garden. His hard work was much appreciated by all!  Riley Christensen, KHLT Senior Service Project


Senior Service Project


omer High School students are required to complete 30 hours of a community service in order to graduate. Over the years, KHLT has had several students complete their Senior Service Project with us. This spring, senior Riley Christensen’s KHLT Senior Service project included designing and building a new compost bin for the KHLT garden, organizing the greenhouse, and getting the garden ready for The Center’s summer youth program to grow vegetables. Thanks to Riley for his work!  Axel Gillam, 2013 Summer Intern – photo © KHLT

Familiar Faces


orothy Melambianakis, KHLT’s former Conservation Director, and Hannah Bradley, KHLT’s 2012 summer intern, returned as KHLT staff this summer to assist with KHLT’s stewardship program. Both Dorothy and Hannah brought their on-the-ground KHLT experience to this important position as they helped monitor properties conserved by KHLT. Thanks to both of them for their hard work this summer! 

Dorothy Melambianakis former Conservation Director



Hannah Bradley 2012 Summer Intern

Mandy Bernard / Marie McCarty / Rick Cline – photo © KHLT

Kachemak Heritage Land Trust Earns National Recognition Accreditation Awarded by the Land Trust Accreditation Commission


fter an extensive evaluation, Kachemak Heritage Land Trust has been awarded accreditation by the Land Trust Accreditation Commission. Kachemak Heritage Land Trust is one of 229 land trusts in the U.S. that has been awarded accreditation since the fall of 2008. “Kachemak Heritage Land Trust’s accredited status demonstrates our commitment to permanent land conservation,” says Marie McCarty, Executive Director. “Our land trust is a stronger organization today having gone through the rigorous accreditation program.” Kachemak Heritage Land Trust is the oldest land trust in Alaska, founded in 1989. Each accredited land trust submitted extensive documentation and underwent a thorough review. “Through accreditation land trusts conduct important planning and make their operations more efficient and strategic,” said Van Ryn. “Accredited organizations have engaged and trained citizen conservation leaders and improved systems for ensuring that their conservation work is permanent.” Kachemak Heritage Land Trust is now able to display a seal of accreditation indicating to the public that it meets national

standards for excellence, upholds the public trust and ensures that conservation efforts are permanent. The seal is a mark of distinction in land conservation. “Land trusts are gaining higher profiles with their work on behalf of citizens and the seal of accreditation from the Land Trust Accreditation Commission is a way to prove to their communities that land trusts are worthy of the significant public and private investment in land conservation,” noted Land Trust Alliance President Rand Wentworth. Land is America’s most important and valuable resource. Conserving land helps ensure clean air and drinking water, food security, scenic landscapes and views, recreational places, and habitat for the diversity of life on earth. Across the country, local citizens and communities have come together to form land trusts like KHLT to save the places they love. KHLT joins community leaders throughout the country that have worked with willing landowners to save over 47 million acres of farms, forests, parks and places people care about. Strong, wellmanaged land trusts provide local communities with effective champions and caretakers of their critical land resources, and safeguard the land through the generations. 



Letter from Hannah


am leaving for Morocco. But I’m only doing it because Homer raised me so well, and because I know you’ll take good care of it when I’m gone. KHLT has my full trust and appreciation in parting. Sweet sorrow, etc. After this summer of overly-nice weather, I will truly be sad to have left Homer. I leapt at the chance to return to KHLT after a year apart since the end of my internship in 2012, and it has felt like coming home, a full restoration of my Homer self. Carhartts and rubber boots. Cheerful filing and frowning at papers. Bear sign and wild currants. I miss these already. The Land Trust world so naturally plays to my strengths: writing, talking about conservation ecology, and witty office banter. Thus the KHLT cabin is perfect for me, combining all my favorite subjects and all my favorite people. All my favorite things, that is, except French, passport stamps, and my Moroccan fiancé. Most basically, my story is a timeless one: grow up in a small town, go off to college, meet a boy, move away. Except that my small town is the magnificent Homer, Alaska, I met my boy while studying abroad, and I am now moving to North Africa. Those who know my biography may ask themselves [or ask me outright at Safeway] why someone who has invested so much time in local science and conservation issues, whose work experience includes the FFA, NPS, and Pratt Museum, whose other past participatory credits include Cook Inlet Keeper, HSWCD, and the local Farm Bureau, and who so happily fills KHLT’s Stewardship Coordinator chair, would ever want to leave.

Hannah Bradley


I frown on those clichés that attempt, with a knowing wink and nod, to explain my apparently youthful decisions: “the grass is always greener!” “upwards and onwards, I suppose!” They are not accurate to my situation, though the confusion is understandable. I am fully aware that Homer is an idyllic world for the ecologically-minded. Beautiful, bio diverse, and nearincestuous with interagency collaboration, Homer graced me with opportunities others only dream about, with an organic, dream-team network of experts around me from elementary school on: Carmen and Conrad, Lois Bettini, Lee Post, State, Federal, and nonprofit organizations. Stand back, and your naturally blooming resumé soon guides you down the most interesting of rabbit holes, especially if you like green things or dead things or ocean things. And KHLT crowns that saga for me.


Homer is a gold mine of fascinating science and beauty that I was so fortuitously born into, and I regret nothing. Like any native organism, there are elements of my person that are only expressed in my natural habitat. Those tics and those phrases, the fashion choices only explained by my Homer upbringing. They are both the signs of my local-ness when I am here and the wry framework of my character when I am not.

This place makes us, defines us, and creates us. But even local species migrate. Homer is a transition zone, a subduction zone between Sitka and white spruce, between temperate rainforest and taiga, between homesteaders and hippies. A stopping-over place for both human and avian journeys, Homer is a liminal, edgy, rich place where currents and tectonic plates and people come together to create something unique enough to see beyond itself. So Homer is what gives me such a strong footing from which to leap so far. Even to Morocco. In the prose poetry of Cry the Beloved Country, Alan Paton says of the land, “Keep it, guard it, care for it, for it keeps men, guards men, cares for men. Destroy it and man is destroyed.” The rich earth of Homer keeps strong my very foundations, but does not keep me pinned here. All that Homer dirt I ate as a kid not only keeps my immune system up when I travel, but keeps me in good spirits and good character permanently. My roots here keep me sad to leave Homer. This summer has been perfect in so many ways, and I have enjoyed my time home more than ever before, but any insecurity about leaving is steadied in knowing that Homer will still be here. I have a lot of practice leaving and coming back—so many return flights from California in college, and three tired returns from long sojourns abroad—and each time, the mountains are there, the glaciers are there, the Spit is there, the trees are the same, the pushki and elderberries are waiting. In this Land, my heritage is in Trust, so I am leaving it here with you. 

Workshop participant Barbara Hill with a painting by Marian Beck photo © Melody Barrett


A Day in Halibut Cove


his past August, KHLT had its 2nd annual Wild Arts Workshop with Marian Beck in Halibut Cove. It proved to be another fantastic year with high praise from workshop participants. Elizabeth Petersen exclaimed “My experience was AMAZING over there because of being able to experience the life and times of that super talent, Marian Beck.” The Wild Arts Workshop begins at the Homer Harbor where participants meet and are transported across the bay to Halibut Cove. Here, they learn special painting tips and techniques. During the day-long workshop, guests visit the Experience Gallery and enjoy an incredible lunch created by The Saltry Restaurant. Jessica Ryan, who works for Kachemak Bay Research Reserve and is a longtime KHLT supporter and former Board of Directors member, came up with the idea for Wild Arts in 2012. All proceeds from the workshop benefit KHLT, supporting the important conservation work that we do. We would like to take this time to thank this year’s participants and our trusted board member, Marian Beck, for sharing her incredible talents, time, and being host to this unique event. Wild Arts is something not to miss. 



KHLT board members and staff visit the new Anchor River properties. – photo © KHLT 7


New KHLT conservation acquisitions – photos © KHLT


Additional Anchor River Salmon Habitat


achemak Heritage Land Trust recently purchased two properties totaling 15.35 acres on the South Fork of the Anchor River for permanent conservation to protect important salmon habitat. The newly-acquired properties front the Anchor River and contain side channels and wetlands important to juvenile salmon. They are next to other preserved riverfront properties, including KHLT’s 11.76-acre Martin property, near KHLT’s 64acre Pate property, the 12-acre Clark property owned for conservation by Kachemak Moose Habitat Inc. (a purchase facilitated by KHLT), and a 27-acre parcel owned by Alaska Department of Natural Resources designated for moose habitat and public access. These properties were identified as significant for conservation through detailed resource mapping work and by working closely with local salmon scientists. KHLT overlaid previously mapped priority areas on the Anchor River with new thermal imagery from Cook Inletkeeper to help identify cool water habitat important to salmon. Landowners were contacted regarding their potential willingness to sell, donate, or provide a conservation easement on their land to KHLT. Information outlined voluntary landowner options for permanent land preservation and research being conducted on the river. Building conservation corridors like this benefits salmon, people, and our economy by helping to preserve important habitat for juvenile and adult salmon.

“There are properties on the Anchor River that are especially important to conserve for salmon habitat,” says Marie McCarty, Executive Director of KHLT.

These two parcels are spectacular, with both river frontage and backwater channels for young salmon. In our owership, these properties will continue to be places for young salmon to grow and for adult salmon to seek refuge in their cooler waters. – Marie McCarty

In 2010, the U.S. Department of Justice, on behalf of the Environmental Protection Agency, entered into a consent decree with the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities to resolve violations of the Clean Water Act. In part, the consent decree required the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities to provide Kachemak Heritage Land Trust with $850,000 to be used to “acquire and permanently conserve riparian areas, for the preservation of water quality and salmon habitat, on the Anchor River, Ninilchik River, Deep Creek, or Stariski Creek watersheds on the Kenai Peninsula, Alaska.” These two properties were purchased with these funds. 




Wings Over Western Waters


HLT Executive Director, Marie McCarty, and Land Trust of the Upper Arkansas Executive Director, Andrew Mackie, presented a poster at the fifth annual Partners in Flight Conference held in Snowbird, Utah this past August. The informative poster was presented to begin discussions on how to better connect the avian conservation community more closely to the land trust community. The poster was also presented at the National Land Trust Rally in New Orleans in September. The Wings project was created to assist Western land trusts in the identification and preservation of riparian habitat critical to priority bird species. Stay tuned for future Wings developments. 


photos © KHLT

And Ice Cream Social


n August 14, our Annual Meeting took place at KBay Caffé on Pioneer Avenue in Homer. This year’s meeting had an extra level of fun and adventure featuring root beer floats served in take-home KHLT mugs and a post-meeting Homer Trolley ride to our future Effler trail location on Skyline Drive. At the meeting, we were honored to have Hannah Bradley and Axel Gillam talk about their experiences as KHLT interns. Both expressed appreciation for the knowledge they gained during their tenure here at KHLT. Another highlight was three boys from “The Center” speaking about their involvement in the KHLT Community Garden. They described how they began the summer as “little boys” but “became hard workers,” a statement that brought smiles and laughter all around. Congratulations are in order for Sam Means and Nancy LeeEvans who were re-elected to the board for a new three-year term. We would also like to welcome and congratulate Joey Allred of Anchor Point as our newly elected board member, serving his first three-year term. A big thank you goes out to KBay Caffé for the use of their space and to Safeway for donating the root beer and ice cream. We appreciate their help in making this year’s Annual Meeting possible.  9

Marie McCarty, KHLT Executive Director – photo © Andrew Mackie


Lee Post – photo © KHLT


Assist with Project


HLT’s future Effler trail on Skyline Drive will host interpretive signs upon completion of the project. These signs, written by our summer intern, Axel Gillam, will educate visitors on the property and its history. KHLT is honored to have had two local artists, Lee Post and Catie Bursch, share their incredible artistic talents with us by doing illustrations for the signs. We would also like to thank naturalist artist Adelaide Tyrol, from Vermont and New York City, for granting us permission to use some of her incredible illustrations, to Desktop Publisher, Roberta Deal from Fort Wayne, Indiana, and sister to staff member Denise Jantz, and Kachemak Bay Research Reserve staff member Jessica Ryan, for assisting us with these fantastic and educational signs. Stay tuned for Effler project updates. 




marks a very important year for KHLT, as we turn 25! Formed in 1989, we are the oldest land trust in the state, and have helped conserve over 3,000 acres on the beautiful Kenai Peninsula. Look for anniversary related events and stories throughout the year as we celebrate this important milestone. Find Kachemak Heritage Land Trust on Facebook, visit our website, and check for our events listed in Homer’s community calendars. Three great ways to keep updated with what is happening here at Kachemak Heritage Land Trust.  LANDMARKS • NEWSLETTER FOR KACHEMAK HERITAGE LAND TRUST • FALL/WINTER 2013



Of a KHLT Monitor by John Hitchcock


uring KHLT’s 2012 annual meeting, Conservation Director, Mandy Bernard, mentioned that the land trust was in need of help with property/easement monitoring. She explained what was entailed; assisting in walking the properties, taking photos of the same place and direction as previous years, and looking for any disturbances or changes in easements. She stated there would not be a set time commitment for volunteers, and people could participate as time allowed. Because my employment takes me out of state 50% of the time and am home the rest of the year, this fit well with my time and their request. After speaking with Mandy, I felt that this would satisfy my geographical and precision propensities and was something I could sink my teeth into. It would also give me a chance to see areas I normally would not get to. Mandy Bernard – photo © KHLT


Riverbank Stabilization Project

Americorps volunteers – photo © KHLT


his past May, Americorps volunteers worked with the US Fish & Wildlife Service on a revetment project at KHLT’s Bondurant property to help stabilize the riverbanks along the Kenai River. The 3-day project involved placing 350’ of cabled spruce trees along the riverbank in order to help absorb the energy of incoming water. This work was made possible through a grant KHLT received from the USFWS Partners Program. Thanks for all your hard work Americorps Volunteers!  11

So this past year, I accompanied the KHLT monitors three times and saw four properties; when it was cold, when it was hot, and when it rained. The first time I went out I found out very quickly why there is a need for another person as there is a camera, GPS, property book, a notebook, and a phone to be in contact with the office -- all being used simultaneously. While out, sometimes I took the pictures, sometimes I carried the property book and took the pictures, or I took the notes. We usually switched off the duties at some point along the way. I enjoyed the times I went out. I would have gone out more but in the spring I started having knee problems (just recently surgically corrected). It was good to go trudging and bushwhacking through the woods, finding the GPS way points, and just looking around. Scuttlebutt has it that there might be some winter monitoring, which, for my sake, I hope happens so I can tag along. Mandy had also mentioned that the land trust was looking for birders to go along with the monitors to document what birds were there at the time. I found the KHLT monitors to be professional, informative and very pleasant to be around. All my questions concerning the land trust, monitoring, and related procedures were answered with respect. Everyone at the land trust welcomed and appreciated my time helping out and thanked me profusely. Overall, I found the experience very fulfilling and am planning on doing it again next year.  Thank You, 2013 Monitor Volunteers Ryjil Christianson Loretta Brown John Hitchcock Fred Harnisch Matt Steffy



Mountain to Sea Project


e invite you to make a year-end contribution to Kachemak Heritage Land Trust’s Mountains to Sea Project. Your contribution will be matched by a grant from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services. Thanks to the support of concerned people like you, Kachemak Heritage Land Trust has protected thousands of acres of our Kenai Peninsula landscape since 1989, and with your continued support, we will add many acres to this tally!

In our Mountains to Sea Project, Kachemak Heritage Land Trust is collaborating with partners to identify and then preserve land to maintain fish and wildlife movement corridors across the Kenai Peninsula.

In our Mountains to Sea Project, Kachemak Heritage Land Trust is collaborating with partners to identify and then preserve land to maintain fish and wildlife movement corridors across the Kenai Peninsula. We recognize that the tools we use to conserve land are complimented by the tools other conservation organizations use. Through the Mountains to Sea Project, we combine the expertise of multiple organizations to conserve the most land possible, and in the most significant places - thus strategically building important connected-dots of protected fish and wildlife habitat. Year-end gifts make an immediate impact and directly support every aspect of Kachemak Heritage Land Trust’s mission. Your gift to this appeal will be leveraged by the matching grant, allowing your money to go further. The generous support and dedicated commitment of donors like you allow KHLT to continue protecting valuable resources for our community. Together, over our 24-year history, we have had an incredible impact on our local landscape – and there is still much work to be done!

Join us and make your annual gift to the Kachemak Heritage Land Trust today. Sincerely, Dotti Harness-Foster President, Board of Director

Marie McCarty Executive Director

Please consider investing in our shared vision by making a gift to Kachemak Hertiage Land Trust.  Contributingisiseasy! easy! Contributing 1. Donate online at kachemaklandtrust.org 2. Stop by our office 3. Mail your contribution Kachemak Heritage Land Trust 315 Klondike Ave., Homer, AK 99603


Dorothy Kabisch


orothy Kabisch, mother of the late Sally Kabisch Kizzia of Homer, Alaska, made her transition peacefully at her home in Pasadena, Texas, on July 27, 2013. Sally was one of Kachemak Heritage Land Trust’s first Executive Directors, and her mother Dorothy, generously supported KHLT over many years. Dorothy was born in Iowa in 1919, was a retired teacher, and had two other daughters, Nancy and Mary Ethel. We were honored to accept Dorothy’s continued “In lieu of flowers” support by contributions made to KHLT in her memory. We offer our sincere condolences to Dorothy’s friends and family. 



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If we have unintentionally missed your name on one of these lists, we sincerely apologize. Please let us know so we can make the correction. List effective as of 11/08/2013 . LANDMARKS • NEWSLETTER FOR KACHEMAK HERITAGE LAND TRUST • FALL/WINTER 2013


315 Klondike Avenue Homer, Alaska 99603


Preserving, for public benefit, land on Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula with significant natural, recreational, or cultural values by working with willing landowners.

www.KachemakLandTrust.org Printed on 50% recycled paper.


There are many ways to be a part of Kachemak Heritage Land Trust to assist us with our important mission; protecting land on Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula by working with willing landowners. No act of kindness is taken for granted, no volunteer task is too small, and no monetary donation is insignificant. Please join us as we move forward with our vital conservation work. Thank you – The KHLT Board and Staff

It’s the small things we do that can mean everything in the lives of others. Local children enjoying KHLT’s Calvin & Coyle Nature Trail photo © Denise Jantz

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