Wolf Creek Ranch Reserve
Location: Wasatch County
Date Completed: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003
In August 1998, UOL signed a conservation easement on 1,600 acres of an historic working ranch in Heber Valley which will forever preserve critical birthing grounds and pristine habitat for elk, deer and other wildlife. This property could have faced extreme development as it is adjacent to a 1-unit-per-acre subdivision of second homes now turned primary residences. The project was divided into three phases with Phase I protected in 1998 and Phases II and III slated for protection in 1999 and 2000. These lands have now been protected, bringing the total acreage preserved up to 13,044 acres. The property continues to be a working ranch with only 70 home sites instead of the possible 13,000 that could have been developed if not for the conservation easement.