Summit Land Conservancy

Summit Land Conservancy

The Summit Land Conservancy announced progress to fund the purchase of the Osguthorpe Farm Conservation Easement.  The Snyderville Basin Recreation Board will contribute to the open space preservation effort of what some are calling the last farm on Old Ranch Road.  Carolyn Murray has this:


Basin Recreation is contributing $500,000 dollars toward the preservation efforts. Summit Land Conservancy Executive Director, Cheryl Fox said the land will have public access for winter recreation.

The Snyderville Basin Special Recreation District board Friday morning sent a positive recommendation to the Summit County Council for a half million dollar grant toward the conservation easement purchase on the 158-acre Osguthorpe Ranch on Old Ranch Road. KPCW’s Leslie Thatcher has more.

The Summit Land Conservancy has acquired a conservation easement on the iconic King’s Crown hillside, located above Oldtown and to the north of the Treasure Hill property.

A statement from the Conservancy Tuesday said the landowners have donated the 11-acre parcel to keep it free from development.

The Conservancy said it officially closed this week on the property, which is notable for its seasonal colors, and is a buffer between Oldtown and the ski resort.

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You may have noticed there are cows roaming the pastures and creeks near the McPolin Farm. They're part of an environmental project, according to Summit Land Conservancy director Cheryl Fox.

During her regular visit to KPCW, Fox said her group has joined a project to improve biodiversity and the watershed on the farm.

Summit Land Conservancy

The Summit Land Conservancy is not done with the fund raising efforts to save the Osguthorpe Farm.  They still need about $2.6 million to complete the purchase at which point they’ll put an open space conservation easement on the Old Ranch Road property. Carolyn Murray has this:

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The Summit Land Conservancy announced last week that they have completed the preservation of 20 acres along the Weber River in Oakley. That occurred with the city of Oakley buying the land from the conservancy, to keep it as open space in perpetuity. Rick Brough has more:

On Wednesday, Summit Land Conservancy held their biennial breakfast to celebrate the many successes they’ve had in open space preservation efforts over the past couple of years.  In addition to the many hundreds of Conservancy supporters, there were a number of honored guests including the young man who won the Conservationist of the Year Award.  Carolyn Murray has this:

Summit Land Conservancy is often focused on preserving specific pieces of property. Cheryl Fox, the director of the organization, says they also has a broader more general mission; that is to preserve the Weber River watershed. Rick Brough has more:

Summit Land Conservancy is presenting a conversation breakfast next week, with a well-known Utah writer and environmentalist as the keynote speaker. Rick Brough has more:

Summit Land Conservancy Breakfast Planned For May

Apr 3, 2018
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Summit Land Conservancy has a biennial breakfast coming up in May. The food and facility is donated by Deer Valley and, as always, it will be held at the Silver Lake Lodge. Carolyn Murray has this: