Great Land Trust threw a party yesterday evening at the top of Bodenburg Butte in Palmer for the hundred or so who made the one-and-a-half mile, nearly 900-foot climb. It was to celebrate the closing of a real estate deal that transferred 40 acres from the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority to Great Land Trust. Great Land Trust then donated the entire parcel to the Mat-Su Borough with the stipulation of a conservation easement, which essentially means the butte will always be public land and never developed. See the highlights of the celebration in this video. Great Land Trust is a Southcentral Alaska nonprofit that works to preserve lands and ensure the public's access to them.