As you drive across the Knik Bridge on the Glenn Highway, look to the east, and you will see some of the land that’s part of a $2 million dollar conservation deal.
It’s a view that will be there for future generations, under an agreement reached by the Great Land Trust and the Eklutna Native Corporation.
The Trust will buy a conservation easement for 4,800 acres of environmentally sensitive land at the mouth of the Knik and Matanuska Rivers.
The corporation will still own the acreage but will lose the right to develop or subdivide the property.
“This is the Great Land Trust’s largest project,” said Phil Shephard, director of the Trust. “To our knowledge, this is the largest conservation project in the Anchorage area that’s been done by any organization.”