Summit Land Conservancy

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
Summit Land Conservancy Oakley

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:

Oakley Gets 20 Acres For Permanent Preservation

Apr 3, 2018
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The town of Oakley is working with the Summit Land Conservancy to preserve property known as Steven’s Grove, a wooded wetland habitat along the Weber River. Carolyn Murray has this:  

Time Is Running Out To Save The Osguthorpe Farm

Feb 6, 2018

The 158-acre Osguthorpe Farm is the last family farm on Old Ranch Road. Summit Land Conservancy stepped in to help preserve the land but time is running out. Melissa Allison has more:

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The Snyderville Basin used to be a patchwork of farms, but since the boom in development began about 30 years ago, there aren’t many large agricultural spaces left in the greater Park City area.  The iconic Osguthorpe Farm on Old Ranch Road just leapt $500,000 closer to staying intact.  Carolyn Murray has this story: 

Summit County's possible involvement in preserving a conservation easement for the Osguthorpe Ranch, along Old Ranch Road, has stirred public comment in recent months, according to county council member Roger Armstrong.  Rich Brough reports:

Local News Hour January 2, 2018

Jan 2, 2018

Today’s program starts with an update from Utah Avalanche Forecast Center’s Evelyn Lees.  Cheryl Fox, director of Summit Land Conservancy, discusses open space issues. Summit County manager Tom Fisher previews the agenda for Wednesday's county council meeting. Ed Hendershot, owner of Aspen Grove Rustics in Heber City, explains how state agents from the Division of Professional Licensing seized all the cannabis-based CBD oil product from his business on December 21st.

Summit Land Conservancy

During their public comment segment on Wednesday, the Summit County Council heard from four residents about the same topic -- the preservation of the Osguthorpe farm. They urged the Council to work out a way for the Basin Open Space funds to help preserve this area on Old Ranch Road. Rick Brough has more.

Summit Land Conservancy

Closed-door negotiations to help preserve the 158-acre Osguthorpe family ranch on Old Ranch Road have gone public after the Summit Land Conservancy and the family turned down the conditions of Summit County's multi-million dollar open space offer. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

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In a statement issued Wednesday, the Summit County Council says they have offered $4 million to help fund the preservation of the 158-acre Osguthorpe farm along Old Ranch Road. But that contribution is hamstrung right now, as the Osguthorpe family and the Summit Land Conservancy don't agree with the county's conditions for putting up the money. Rick Brough has more.

Summit Land Conservancy

The Summit Land Conservancy has reached an agreement to preserve the 158-acre Osguthorpe farm on Old Ranch Road. In an announcement Tuesday, the Conservancy said it has obtained a multi- million dollar federal grant for the property. But it now has to raise additional millions for a match. Rick Brough has more.