KMTA National Heritage Area

Discovering, preserving, and enabling the unique relationships between the communities, resources, and landscape of the Kenai Mountains-Turnagain Arm National Heritage Area

KMTA’s mission is to recognize, preserve, and interpret the historic, scenic, natural resources, and cultural landscape of the Kenai Mountains-Turnagain Arm historic transportation corridor.

Excerpt from KMTA website:

We are here to:

Promote – Our goal is to promote a variety of historical and cultural opportunities.

Collaborate – We work with individuals and organizations to enhance the significance of our area.

Advocate – We inspire learning, preservation, and stewardship by getting involved.

Our National Heritage Area bridges Cook Inlet and Prince William Sound via mountains, glacial valleys, and plentiful productive rivers. Throughout this landscape are communities and stories, both of which connect us to our past and future. Fish camps, mining claims, and railroad roadhouses helped shape the home, work, and play spaces of today.