WE SAVE LAND FOR TODAY, FOR TOMORROW, FOR THE FUTURE.
Summit Land Conservancy, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit established in 2002, dedicated to saving the open spaces of Park City and the Wasatch Back. We are Park City's local, accredited land trust. We mean it when we say, the money we raise here, stays here! Summit Land Conservancy recognizes the fundamental connection between land and water and is actively working to protect rivers, lakes, and other waters. Today, Utah is confronting a crisis with climate change and ongoing drought, and we are in a special position to fight this battle through voluntary land preservation.
The conservation of natural lands supports watershed protection by maintaining important elements of the water cycle. Conserving well-managed working agricultural lands prevents conversion to alternative land uses, such as development, that pose greater threats to water quality and quantity.
That's why Summit Land Conservancy is choosing to save more land and save it faster.
The FOR THE FUTURE FUND will:
PROTECT THE GREAT SALT LAKE WATERSHED
SAVE 36,000 ACRES OVER THE NEXT FIVE YEARS
IN 4 COUNTIES ACROSS THE WASATCH BACK
The For the Future Fund is part of the Conservancy’s larger $100 million Utah Headwaters Initiative. Our goal is to leverage donations from individuals with governmental funds to triple the acres we protect across the Wasatch Back.
This Live PC Give PC, save the lands and waters that are important to YOU. It doesn't matter what you give; it matters THAT you give. Every dollar donated to the Conservancy will be devoted to saving the mountains and meadows that are the watershed of the Great Salt Lake. Your support will help us save:
IRON MOUNTAIN: This 476-acre mountainside covered in evergreen forests possesses natural, scenic open space, public access to multi-use trails, wildlife habitat, and intermittent streams of great importance. The project will connect to 105 acres of open space protected by Summit Land Conservancy in 2002.
TREASURE HILL: Sited above Old Town Park City, Treasure Hill is a 103-acre iconic property of historic significance to the area that still has remaining artifacts from the mining era. The hillside offers natural, scenic open space, public access to multi-use trails, and prime wildlife habitat for moose and other animals.
SOMMET BLANC: Home to a section of the legendary Mid-Mountain Trail, known for its recreational importance, a conservation easement will protect 3 acres of land adjacent to development near Deer Valley Ski Resort.
MARCHANT MEADOWS: In 2020, the Summit Land Conservancy purchased the 106 acres known as Marchant Meadows, to protect the highly desirable waterfront property from development. Just downstream from the Stevens Grove open space in Oakley, this heritage farmland is visible from Wooden Shoe Lane in Peoa.
ANDRUS FARM: Andrus Farm, located between Oakley and Kamas at the foot of the Uinta Mountain Range, is entirely surrounded by other agricultural lands that make up the scenic Kamas Valley Meadows. Two intermittent streams from Thorn Creek run through the 96-acre Andrus Farm property, and the open pastureland serves as important wintering ground and migration corridors for mule deer and elk.
MAXO MEADOW: An important piece to the Kamas Valley Meadows and aquifer, the wet soils of this 61-acre property are visible from Democrat Alley Beaver Creek, a tributary to the Weber River, flows through the property making this project fundamental for water conservation in the area.
LIND RANCHES: Surrounded by other agricultural pastureland, this 99-acre property is centrally located in the Kamas Valley. A majority of the property boasts beautifully established wetlands that are habitat to a variety of seasonal waterfowl.
SULPHUR SPRINGS: Close to the Historic Monastery Farm, protected by the Summit Land Conservancy in 2022, this 4,869-acre property spans ridgelines and valleys in Morgan County. The large swaths of uninterrupted sage brush combined with mesic wetlands make it prime habitat for the Greater sage-grouse.
WRIGHT-ECHO: Visible from Interstate-80, the iconic red rock cliffs of Echo Canyon surround this 4,442-acre rangeland property. Seasonal streams including Echo Creek, a tributary to the Weber River, run through the small valleys and provide a protected space for wildlife.
RICHINS CHALK CREEK: Less than 5 miles from Coalville, this 850-acres property encompasses the hillsides surrounding Chalk Creek Road. Chalk Creek, a main tributary to the Weber River flows through the property and is vital for Bonneville Cutthroat populations.
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