Photo Credit: Frank Kovalchek

Past Grant Projects

Education and Interpretation

Discover the stories

Hosts of This Is Now mini-documentaries

Hosts of This Is Now, That Was Then mini-documentary series

This is Now and That was Then, Stories that Weave through the Eastern Kenai Peninsula documentaries narrated by Seward High School students, aired on public television. Partner: Alaska Public Media

Moose Pass Library Museum exhibit. Partner: Moose Pass Sportsman’s Club

City of Seward Waterfront Bike Path Interpretive Signs. Partner: City of Seward

Construction of Bison Hall Educational Building. Partner: Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center

Girdwood Summer Children’s Programs. Partner: Four Valley Community School

Hope Historic District Signs. Partner: Hope & Sunrise Chamber of Commerce

Community Murals. Partners: Seward Mural Society, artist Jason Leslie, Resurrect Art Coffee House, Gridwood Fine Arts Center, Girdwood Center for Visual Arts

Trail Lakes Hatchery Interpretive Video Installation. Partner: Cook Inlet Aquaculture Association

Publication of Gold Rush Wife by Dorothy Frost, edited by Dr. Rolfe Buzzell. Partner: Frost family

Snow River “Discover the Story” National Heritage Area Sign. Partner: Alaska Dept. of Transportation

Ghost Forest Boardwalk Signs. Partner: Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center

Girdwood Town Square Signs. Partner: Girdwood Parks and Recreation, Anchorage School District

Alaska Nellie Interpretative Sign at Kenai Lake. Partner: Chugach National Forest

Moose Pass Welcome Sign. Partner: Moose Pass Sportsmen’s Club

Jujiro Wada Monument and Plaque commemorating Japanese musher and prospector, installed along Seward waterfront. Partner: Seward Iditarod Trailblazers

Continued collaboration with Iditarod Trail in Every Classroom (ITrEC). Partner: Chugach Forest Service


Discover the corridors

Volunteers on Beaver Pond Trail

Volunteers on Beaver Pond Trail, Fall 2015

Girdwood Trails Management Plan. Partner: Girdwood Trails Committee

Trail Maintenance Workshops. Partners: Alaska Trails (lead), Girdwood Trails Committee, Chugach Forest Service

Hope Community Pedestrian Path. Partner: Hope, Inc.

Chugach National Forest Trail Work. Partner: Student Conservation Association (lead), Chugach Forest Service

Iditarod National Historical Trail Bridge. Partner: Girdwood Trails Committee

Cooper Landing Snug Harbor Pathway Beautification Project. Partner: Cooper Landing Community Club

Girdwood Mountain Bike Park Trails & Interpretive Signs. Partner: Girdwood Mountain Bike Association

Online survey of bicycle trail users’ behaviors and priorities (informal).

Google map of bicycle trails within KMTA and links to information. Partners: Mountains Bikers Alaska, Cross Country Alaska Trails

Design of potential trail safety/etiquette sign for Resurrection Pass Trail. Partner: Chugach Forest Service

KMTA Corridor Trail Improvements

Historic Preservation

Remember the stories

Hope Historical Museum

Museum Development Grants. Partners: Hope & Sunrise Historical Society, Resurrection Bay Historical Society, Prince William Sound Museum / Whittier Museum Association, The Roundhouse Alyeska Museum

Dena’ina Village Archaeology Project. Partners: Applied Archaeology (lead), Kenaitze Indian Tribe, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Cook Inlet Tribal Council, Alaska Horsemen Ranch

Begich Towers Building Rehabilitation. Partner: Begich Towers, Inc

Hope Historic Guard Station Restoration. Partners: Hope & Sunrise Historical Society (lead), Chugach Forest Service

Restoration of Seward Cable/Telegraph House. Partner: Tanguy Libbrecht

Quonset hut restoration, providing a theater and seating on Hope Museum grounds. Partner: Hope Historical Museum

Historic cabin restoration and interpretation. Partner: Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center