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Utah Open Lands and Wasatch County residents are launching a private initiative to insure the forever protection of the Historic North Fields through a three-fold approach.
- Working with willing landowners interested in exercising their private property right to preserve their land, Utah Open Lands will purchase conservation easements and leverage donations.
- Landowners interested in donating a conservation easement to ensure it passes on to the next generation.
- Working with the real estate community Utah Open Lands will aid potential conservation buyers interested in the preservation goals of the North Fields. Conservation Easements guarantee for property owners and the community a legacy from the past forever for the future.
Your tax deductible contributions can be made to Utah Open Lands which will be used exclusively for this preservation effort.
The meadows and pastures that greet us as we enter the Heber Valley are more than a way of life, they drive our economy, define our character and sense of place and simply, are what sets this community apart.
The North Fields of Heber City, Utah is made up of nearly 2,800 acres of historical agricultural land at the north entry corridor traveling into the Heber Valley. The land was originally granted to homesteaders by patents signed by President Ulysses S. Grant in the 1800’s. Situated just north of Fort Heber where the early pioneers of Heber City settled, the North Fields land was farmed and ranched providing vital sustenance to the original settlers and their families for generations to come. Some of the land is still owned by families of early settlers. The land is bordered on the south by Highway 113 (Midway Lane), west by the Provo River Mitigation property, east by Highway 40 and north almost to the intersection of Highway 40 and River Road. It is some of the last and largest contiguous original agricultural property in the Heber Valley. Considering Heber’s current and expected explosive growth, putting this acreage into preservation is more important now than ever to ensure that the county’s history and original character and way of life is protected.
For more information, please contact Wendy Fisher, Executive Director, Utah Open Lands at firstname.lastname@example.org or 801-463-6156