Because life is better with

open space.

 
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Saving land
is a good thing for us all.

People from around the world come here because of what our open lands offer: awe-inspiring views, incredible scenery and wildlife, world-class outdoor recreation, and an unparalleled lifestyle you can find nowhere else.

The Summit Land Conservancy works tirelessly to protect these lands and our communities. We hustle, we fundraise, we problem-solve, we negotiate, and we collaborate on agreements—everything it takes to preserve what we love about this place. This community, our donors, our landowners, and our visitors all depend on us to do it. And we relish the task.


We did it!
Thank you for helping us save Osguthorpe Farm.

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Misty morning on the farm: PC | Izzy Worthington

The Summit Land Conservancy has completed our fundraising campaign to save the 158-acre Osguthorpe Farm located on Old Ranch Road in the heart of the Snyderville Basin. The project received a noteworthy $8.8 million federal grant from the Natural Resources Conservation Services (NRCS) Agricultural Conservation Easement Program; the largest grant ever awarded for farmland preservation in the state of Utah. The federal funding was leveraged with a generous family contribution of $3.9 million, and over $5 million from individual donors in our community. We are inspired by the 1,203 heroes who came together over the course of our fundraising campaign to save a piece of our agricultural heritage from development. THANK YOU.


Our next big event.

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The Blue sky bash

Summit Land Conservancy’s 5th Annual Blue Sky Bash will be held on August 24, 2019 at the Blue Sky Ranch in Wanship, UT. The summer’s best benefit party celebrating open space features cocktails and dinner by High West Distillery & Saloon, a lively auction led by renown auctioneer Larry Flinn, and dancing and frolicking into the night. A complimentary shuttle coach to and from the Bash from Park City is provided with RSVP. This event is for cowboys and cowgirls 21 and older only, and only allows for 230 people, so don’t wait! Early Bird Tickets are $300 before June 30.

Get outside, get involved.

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programs & events for all

Nearly every season of the year, we offer programs with a little good-timin’ for a good cause. Events include our nighttime Moon Shine Adventures, Hops Hunters Hikes, and even Outdoor Explorers and Little Explorers summer camps for kids! We aim to get people outside enjoying the open spaces we work so hard to protect. Because what we do is a gift that keeps on giving—to the entire community.


How we do it.

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all together now.

Open space is the heart of our community. Since 2002, the Summit Land Conservancy has been preserving the regional landscapes you cherish in Park City and Summit County for future generations. We are a strictly local organization, staffed and run by area residents dedicated to saving land. We work with landowners, donors, our local government, and with partner organizations who share a stake in what we do. It takes a lot of creative problem-solving, and a heaping dose of community fun to get the job done.

How to help.

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there’s something for everyone.

This is a cause we all benefit from—and there are ways for us all to chip in and make it happen! Whether you make a large gift or a small gift, volunteer, or attend one of our events, you’re helping to save our invaluable open spaces. Your efforts, contributions, and connections can go a long way. Visit our DONATE page and follow our social media networks for ways to get involved!

 

Something we all have a stake in.

Whatever your beliefs, whatever your recreational interests, wherever you’re from—this video offers a glimpse of why it matters to you.

 
 
 

The work is ongoing. But the numbers show: it’s working.

5,766

Acres saved throughout our 17-year history

$13.2 Million

Federal funds leveraged to preserve Summit County lands forever.

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Family farms preserved forever in Summit County

 

land can be developed once.

Or saved forever.

 
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