The Conservation Fund (TCF) and Kachemak Heritage Land Trust (Land Trust) are working together to acquire and protect a property on the Anchor River known as the Dragonfly property. This property consists of 2 parcels totaling approximately 11.18 acres. The property is located one mile southeast of Anchor Point and contains frontage on the Anchor River.
The Dragonfly property is important for conservation because its location on the Anchor River provides spawning and rearing habitat for Chinook salmon, coho salmon, chum salmon, and pink salmon. The property also provides habitat for moose, bear, and other resident and migratory species. The property is located next to 8 other parcels owned and protected by the Land Trust. Conserving the Dragonfly property will help to maintain existing habitat for spawning and rearing salmon while improving connectivity of conservation lands along the Anchor River, an important migration corridor on the Kenai Peninsula.
Acquisition and Protection
TCF has purchased the property. TCF intends to own the property for 1 year before transferring it to the Land Trust for long-term ownership, management, and protection. The project will be complete once the Land Trust assumes ownership, which is anticipated by late 2024.
Budget and Need
The total project cost to acquire and protect the property is $158,000. Of this, TCF has secured $108,000, or 68% of the total project cost, from a variety of public and private funding sources. TCF and the Land Trust are currently fundraising to secure the remaining $50,000 needed to cover TCF’s overhead costs ($10,000) and the Land Trust’s Long-term Protection and Management costs ($40,000). Please consider donating to this exciting project!