Utah Open Lands (UOL) is a land trust, one of roughly 1,200 land trusts throughout the nation. A land trust, like UOL, is a non-profit, tax-exempt, public charity identified under a special section of the Internal Revenue Service Code which allows the organization to hold conservation easements.
As a land trust, Utah Open Lands assists landowners in the voluntary preservation of their land, protecting its scenic, wildlife, historic, agricultural, and/or recreational values. Utah Open Lands is a non-governmental, non-political community based organization which utilizes educational outreach, donations of land and conservation easements, acquisitions of land and easements, and conservation buyers and investors to accomplish its goals of tangible land protection.
By preserving open spaces, Utah Open Lands aids communities, investors, and government leaders interested in protecting Utah’s quality lifestyle.