It’s Up To You
This view, this heritage, its fate awaits your answer.
Protection of these pastures is a critical first step for any additional preservation.
Utah Open Lands has been working with the land-owning families for years; this property is adjacent to the approximate 136 acres of Armstrong Family Thaynes Canyon Nature and Wildlife Preserve preserved in 2009, which is also conserved in perpetuity by Utah Open Lands. Our continued and current negotiations with the landowners aim to protect the only remaining undeveloped agricultural landscape within the Park City City limits.
Utah Open Lands is hopeful that the protection of the pastures will be make it possible to conserve additional family land.
WHAT’S THE THREAT?
- INCREASED TRAFFIC CONGESTION
- 1/3 ACRE LOT DEVELOPMENT
- LOSS OF LOCALLY PRODUCED AGRICULTURE
- LOSS OF WILDLIFE HABITAT
- LOSS OF SCENIC VIEW
- LOSS OF OPEN SPACE
WHAT’S AT RISK?
- HEIRLOOM AGRICULTURE
- CRITICAL WILDLIFE HABITAT
- SCENIC VIEWSHEDS
- OPEN SPACE
The landowning families—two side of the Armstrong’s—are committed to ensuring that this type of heritage agriculture will be protected as a function of the conservation easement on this property. Public access to some of the property will be discussed in the event of the involvement of Park City. It is important that sustainable heirloom agricultural can continue to operate on the land. Due to the conservation ethic of the landowners, Utah Open Lands is able to save this land from development at a reduced value of $6 million, which, is 63% less than the appraised value. The purchase price of the conservation easement will forever safeguard this land.
WHAT WILL BE PRESERVED?
- 19 ACRES OF OPEN FARM GROUND
- UNIMPEDED SCENIC VISTAS
- ELK, DEER, MOOSE, FOX, SONGBIRDS, SANDHILL CRANES, RAPTORS & OTHER WILDLIFE HABITAT
The 19-acre property is within the city limits of Park City and is zoned for 3 lots per acre. It is one of the last unprotected agricultural heritage landscapes within Park City limits and its protection is truly up to you.
Above Right: This is not an approved development plan, but a representation of existing zoning.
We can be reached at Marie@UtahOpenLands.org or (801)463-6156