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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Environment, Natural Resources Conservation & Protection

Mission: The Summit Land Conservancy works in partnership with local landowners to permanently protect the remaining agricultural lands, view sheds, animal habitats, waterways, and rangelands in Park City and Summit County, Utah.

Geographic areas served: Summit County, UT

Programs: Land conservation: the conservancy works with private landowners and local governments to place permanent conservation easements on open space.

stewardship: the conservancy monitors each of its easement properties at least once each year. Many properties are visited more frequently, due to the heavy public uses on these lands.

education: the summit land conservancy holds education programs for children, partnering with park city day school and girl scouts. In addition, the conservancy continued to bring the wild and scenic film festival to park city.

Community Stories

5 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters


Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Summit Land Conservancy is an accredited land trust. Accreditation means Summit Land Conservancy meets national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. Summit Land Conservancy has demonstrated to the Land Trust Accreditation Commission its commitment to excellence. Accredited land trusts meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. These land trusts demonstrate their commitment to excellence by adopting Land Trust Standards and Practices, the ethical and technical guidelines for the responsible operation of a land trust, and meeting the accreditation requirements drawn from them. Learn More: http://www.landtrustaccreditation.org/about.

Review from Guidestar


Rating: 5

Summit Land has focus and integrity. I am so happy to contribute to this worthy objective.


Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Summit Land Conservancy permanently protects hundreds of acres of agricultural, recreational, scenic, wetland and animal habitat lands in Summit County, while working out of an office with less than 100 square feet!


Board Member

Rating: 5

The Summit Land Conservancy is agile and increasingly effective in championing the need to preserve open space in our mountain community. In the past 24 months, the organization has matured, tackled bigger and more complex projects, and elevated its profile in the county. It's gratifying to see the progress they are making.


Board Member

Rating: 5

I've been a fan and supporter of the Summit Land Conservancy for years. It seems to get better and more effective year after year. The staff is enthusiastic (and way underpaid) and creative. The SLC Executive Director has a passion for open space and is very effective at communicating her vision to the community, her board and her staff. In a down economy she is just as positive and even more creative with fund raisers, projects and team building. The SLC has recently partnered with Park City Municipal to save 121 acres on one of our two entry corridors. The city and Cheryl Fox were able to negotiate a conservation easement on this acreage that in years past seemed impossible. The visibility that the Summit Land Conservancy has created is an example for all other non profits to copy. I think the entire community will be stepping up to help out this incredible organization Bill Cunningham 2945 American Saddler Dr. Park City, Utah