The Land Trust recently completed its second transaction by accepting a conservation easement over the only private inholding in the Silver Horn Fiord of Lake Beverley. The easement was secured through the efforts of the Land Trust and The Nature Conservancy of Alaska. Native allotment owner Gusty Chythlook of Dillingham sold an easement over the parcel to The Nature Conservancy which in turn transferred the easement to the Land Trust.
The Land Trust will enforce the terms of the easement. The easement prohibits any commercial development of the property and limits the owner to the construction of one cabin for personal use. There are currently no improvements on the parcel. Tikchik Narrows Lodge committed $3500 to the Land Trust stewardship fund to underwrite enforcement and monitoring of the property.
The Silver Horn Fiord is one of the most visually stunning landmarks in the Wood-Tikchik State Park. The acquisition of this easement secures the wilderness character of this fiord in perpetuity.