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.

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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

Annual Member Meeting

Wednesday Nov. 9


JP Jones Community Center, 2400 Rickert St., in the classroom.

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 TrustNov 29, 2022 @ 6:25pm
Even though Thanksgiving has passed, it is still the season of giving and gratitude. Here at the Interior Alaska Land Trust (IALT) we would like to say thank you to all of our volunteers and members who make the mission of the IALT possible. Today is GivingTuesday, a global generosity movement started in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good.

This Giving Tuesday please consider The Interior Alaska Land Trust in your giving plans. The IALT is a private, non-profit, tax-exempt organization, started in 1995. Our mission is to conserve land north of the Alaska Range for the benefit of the community.

To learn more about the Interior Alaska Land Trust:

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📷: Seth Adams
Interior Alaska Land Trust
Interior Alaska Land TrustNov 12, 2022 @ 1:30am
Thank you everyone who attended our 2022 member meeting! We renewed the terms of three board members: Owen Guthrie, Tako Raynolds and Seth Adams, and welcomed two new members: Max Plichta and Christin Swearingen. All members are welcome to attend our monthly board meetings on the first Wednesday of each month.
Interior Alaska Land Trust
Interior Alaska Land TrustNov 4, 2022 @ 8:45pm
Come to our Annual Member Meeting: November 9, 6:30 PM, JP Jones Community Center, 2400 Rickert St. in the classroom
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.

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!

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