Wendy Fisher

On today's Local News Hour:

(05:13) - Mountain Mediation Center Executive Director Gretchen Lee talks about the ending of the CDC Eviction Moratorium for tenants that expired last week.

(21:41) - Executive Director of Utah Open Lands, Wendy Fisher has an update on the Bonanza Flat easement.

(41:19) - Executive Director of Christian Center of Park City Rob Harter has an update on the services the organization offers.

On This Green Earth, Nell and Chris welcome Wendy Fisher, Executive Director of Utah Open Lands.

Fisher discusses the Trying Times Conservation Easements and Federal Tax Law Seminar, a recent seminar which addressed conservation easements and the impact federal tax laws have on them.

On this edition of This Green Earth:

Utah Open Lands Executive Director Wendy Fisher shares more about the transportation study going on  in Kimball Junction and how it may impact local conservation work.

On today's Local News Hour: 

( 05:41) Summit County Economic Development Director Jeff Jones has an update on the Census and affordable housing prices. 

( 24:26) Utah Open Lands Ex. Director Wendy Fisher answers questions about the Boyer Tech Park open space and the lack of a conservation easement as well as the organization's 30th anniversary and other open space projects they're working on. 

( 37:50) Park City Public Works Manager Troy Daley has details on Park City's pavement plan update and Park Ave. slurry project. 

House Bill 245 is called Dogs in Watershed Areas, but the bill’s sponsor, Rep. Cheryl Acton, says it could go by a different title.

“But it should probably be called 'taking the family dog on a Sunday drive,' because that’s really what this bill is about,” Acton said.

At Thursday’s meeting, the Park City Council checked its last three boxes regarding the preservation of Bonanza Flat. They finalized a land exchange agreement with the Girl Scouts of Utah; approved Utah Open Lands’ holding of the conservation easement; and approved the adaptable management plan for the area.


Utah Open Lands

Utah Open Lands Executive Director Wendy Fisher says 2019 started on a high note after the passage of the Treasure Hill/Armstrong Snow Ranch Pastures open space bond at the end of 2018. Utah Open Lands successfully raised the rest of the money to conserve Armstrong Snow Ranch Pastures with help from the community, the Armstrong family and additional funding from the Park City Council at the end of June.


Executive Director of Utah Open Lands Wendy Fisher talks about the Conservation Easement proposal for Bonanza Flat. The Park City Council will be voting on the final easement and management plan at their next council meeting in early January. Executive Director of the Peoples Health Clinic, Beth Armstrong and newly named Medical Director, John Hanrahan, MD talk to Carolyn about Dr. Hanrahan’s new assignment with the clinic. US Ski and Snowboard Communications Director Tom Horrocks gives a run down of the weekend’s world cup results.

Utah Open Lands

Dog waste management is a messy issue in Park City. It’s been a topic of rancor among residents without dogs and a learning curve for many who exercise them in the city’s open spaces.

Summit Land Conservancy / KPCW Radio

Dog waste management is a messy issue in Park City. It’s been a topic of rancor among residents without dogs and a learning curve for many who exercise them in the city’s open spaces.

On the Local News Hour: Park City Planning Director Bruce Erickson previews Wednesday’s planning commission meeting; Peace House Board Members Julie Joyce and Pam Woll have details about this week’s Bling Fling event; and Utah Open Lands Executive Director Wendy Fisher discusses the recent protection of some land within the Bonanza Flat open space area.

Today on the Local News Hour: Charlie Sturgis from the Mountain Trails Foundation updates us on today’s trails conditions. Utah Open Lands Executive Director Wendy Fisher talks about the threats she's received over the proposed conservation easement on the Bonanza Flat property. Park City Housing Manager Jason Glidden updates us on a number of affordable housing projects. And Summit Community Garden Executive Director Colie Belieu has details about this Sunday's "Second Sunday" events.  

Snow Ranch Pastures / Utah Open Lands

Utah Open Lands is asking the Park City Council to donate another $550,000 dollars to the purchase of the 19-acre Snow Ranch Pasture, land conservation deal. The deadline for a decision is June 30. KPCW has details on the request and the short timeline the city has, to decide.

Utah Open Lands Executive Director, Wendy Fisher says they need a million dollars by Sunday. They’re asking the City to help with the final push. She says they were able to enter into an option agreement with the Armstrong families a little over a year ago.

Executive Director, Wendy Fisher of Utah Open Lands talks about the announcement recently made by Kerry Armstrong, her intention to donate  the Red Barn Property, a 13 acre parcel in Thaynes Canyon to Park City as permanent open space. She also talks about the $1 million still needed to preserve the 16 acre Snow Ranch Pastures property. Park City Manger Diane Foster gives a preview of Thursday’s council meeting including an annexation discussion on the town of Hideout. Brad Greeno and Lexi Grimes of Brighton Anglers talk about the Fish For Garbage Day planned for Saturday.

On today’s program, South Summit School District Superintendent Shad Sorenson has an update on the district’s proposed $90 million bond that will be put on November’s ballot. Brothers and former owners of the Treasure Hill property Pat and Mike Sweeney talk about their efforts over the last 30 years to see this property developed and the resulting acquisition for $64 million by Park City and Utah Open Lands Director Wendy Fisher has an update on the Snow Ranch Pastures acquisition – the deadline is Sunday.