Wolf Creek Ranch Reserve
Acreage: 13,000 acres
Description: 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 13,000 acres. The property, though limitedly developed with 70 instead of 13,000 home sites, will also continue to be a working ranch.