Conserving Land North of the Alaska Range

For the benefit of our community

The Interior Alaska Land Trust (IALT) is a private, non-profit, tax-exempt organization, started in 1995. We work with Interior Alaska landowners to protect, acquire or manage natural, scenic, recreational, agricultural, historic, or cultural aspects of property.

Make a Donation

Volunteer with us

Learn About Conservation Options

Our Commitment to Conservation

Land trusts can be found in every state. There are more than 1,600 of them, some over 100 years old. There are seven in Alaska alone. Land trusts have protected over 12 million acres of land in the U.S. They are mostly local organizations, although there is a national organization, the Land Trust Alliance, that provides professional support. In every case, land trusts work only with willing land owners, and support land issues that are important to their own communities.

Serving Our Community

The Interior Alaska Land Trust serves several purposes in the Fairbanks area. Continuing development throughout the community has brought attention to land use issues. The pace of building, though not at frantic as during pipeline days, is beginning to turn the last remaining undeveloped areas into small pockets, and cutting up trails and greenways that people thought were protected.

Private land that people acquired 30 or more years ago has increased tremendously in value. Often these are large parcels, and their owners find that their heirs would be required to sell some of the land just to pay the inheritance taxes. In these cases, the Interior Alaska Land Trust can hold an easement on the land, reducing its estate tax value, protecting open space, or connecting greenways and trails.

Upcoming Events

Board Meetings

*First Tuesday of the Month @ 6:30 p.m.

*Due to COVID-19 our meetings have been virtual via Zoom. If you would like to attend, which we encourage, please contact Owen Guthrie (*

Join our monthly meetings for the latest projects and news: members and the public are welcome.

Interior Alaska Land Trust
Interior Alaska Land TrustSep 25, 2022 @ 3:31am
IALT is applying for Accreditation Renewal. To provide public comment visit, or email your comment to
Interior Alaska Land Trust
Interior Alaska Land TrustAug 26, 2022 @ 12:54am
Arctic Fest starts next week!
This will be a combination of art, science, culture and celebration, with the goal of valuing and conserving the Arctic.
Interior Alaska Land Trust
Interior Alaska Land TrustJul 23, 2022 @ 8:09pm
Come learn about land conservation (and porcupines) at the Golden Days Parade! We're at Golden Heart Plaza.
Interior Alaska Land Trust
Interior Alaska Land TrustJun 25, 2022 @ 10:18pm
Want to know what's new at IALT? Board meetings are the first Wednesday of the month and open to the public. We post a summary of our board minutes on our website, you can view them at
Interior Alaska Land Trust
Interior Alaska Land TrustMay 24, 2022 @ 5:30pm
As increasing sunshine warms the ground, remember to let the trails dry before taking tires to them. Please don't use ATVs on trails in Goldstream Valley Greenbelt or Chena Flats until they dry out. Check out the Spring Trail Report for an up-to-date list of the best places to go!

Cripple Creek Restoration Project

The Interior Alaska Land Trust, in partnership with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, studied the restoration feasibility of Cripple Creek in the lower Chena River watershed for almost a decade. Careful analysis determined that the restoration of Cripple Creek and improvements to its fish passages will improve overall juvenile Chinook Salmon rearing habitat within the Chena River Watershed. After years of seemingly insurmountable obstacles, restoring Cripple Creek fortuitously became possible and began in the spring of 2017. As of September 2020, the final culvert has been installed and the creek channel link-up is concluded! More exciting work on the new Chinook Conservation Park coming in Summer 2021.

Thanks to Our Partners, Sponsors & Members!

REI Co-op logo
US Fish and Wildlife Service logo