Whether you live in Utah or have been fortunate enough to visit, you know Utah Open Lands. You play, are rejuvenated, and inspired by the magnificent places we have protected.
This year celebrates the beginning of our 26th year of land protection. Safeguarding the beauty of open space in Utah was and remains the motivation for Utah Open Lands’ creation and continuing existence.
By forging working partnerships with landowners, Utah Open Lands has protected over 60,000 acres from development; acreage worth over $30 million under an average annual budget of less than $250,000.
You are the key to the success of Utah Open Lands. From Landowners to volunteers, land professionals, local leaders, families and individuals, our community and our hard work is done with your help and giving.
Utah Open Lands is a non-profit land trust conservation association. Our mission is to preserve and protect open space in order to maintain Utah’s natural heritage and quality of life for present and future generations. This is achieved by assisting private landowners, government agencies and communities in the voluntary preservation of the agricultural, scenic, recreational, historic and wildlife values of open land.
Congress votes to make tax incentives permanent for landowners donating a conservation easement.
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The hallmark of Utah Open Land’s innovative tools is the conservation easement. A conservation easement is a binding, legal agreement entered into mutually by a landowner and Utah Open Lands for the purpose of protecting the special features of a property by restricting development.
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