TTCD is a non-regulatory, nonprofit organization that addresses local issues through community-driven conservation. Our District shares its boundaries with AK GMU 16B and includes Tyonek, Beluga, Alexander Creek, Shirleyville, and Skwentna. Our core values are to meet the needs of District stakeholders and to foster cooperative relationships. TTCD is committed to working with landowners, stakeholders, and other partners to benefit the people, land, and natural resources within the District. We work to implement community conservation projects and to preserve subsistence resources.
TTCD has four major programs: Habitat Monitoring and Restoration, Tyonek Grown, Tyonek Youth Conservation Science (TYCS) and Technical Assistance. These programs reflect TTCD's four strategic directions: 1. monitor and restore fish and wildlife habitat, 2. improve food security through community agriculture, 3. support sustainable practices through waste reduction and energy conservation, and 4. provide conservation education and outreach.
How Pick.Click.Give. makes a difference
TTCD is committed to working with landowners, stakeholders, and other partners to benefit the people, land, and natural resources within the District. We work to implement community conservation projects and to preserve subsistence resources. Charitable contributions play an important role in funding the conservation work that we do. By donating through the Pick.Click.Give. program, you are supporting conservation programs that directly protect natural resources and support the subsistence way of life of the Tebughna people.
In the next year, TTCD is fundraising for the following:
-Salmon habitat restoration projects to support healthy salmon populations in Cook Inlet and healthy subsistence resources for District residents and others who rely on these resources. Restoration projects include culvert replacements, invasive plant control, and pike suppression.
-Upgrades to the Tyonek Garden and to the Tebughna School hydroponics program to improve efficiency and distribution of Tyonek Grown produce.
-Backhaul of solid waste in Tyonek, including lead batteries, electronic waste, and landfill items to be properly disposed of or recycled.
-Youth internship positions for Tyonek community members interested in pursuing careers in the conservation field.
Thank you for your support!