Cottonwood Heights - Bonneville shoreline

hiking over homes

Salt lake county








Cottonwood Heights



central wasatch commission


anonymous foundation


AHE/CI Trustchallenge grant


community contributions

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Total project cost

The Cottonwood Canyons are a 
calling card for Utah's tourism industry and the backyard to those living on the Wasatch Front and Back. Working with the landowners whose desire is to see it protected, but who are also charged with maximizing returns, Utah Open Lands has secured a small window of opportunity to save this land for Open Space and a critical link in the Bonneville Shoreline Trail. We cannot thank the landowners enough for donating $835,000 in value - bringing the project cost down to $3-million and giving us this opportunity for preservation.


Friends of Alta 


Wasatch Mountain Club

It's open space or another housing development. 
The entrance to LCC is iconic. It is Utah. It is part of our heritage, and should be a part of our future. 
Check out the map to know the exact parcel and location that we're hoping to place a conservation easement on with this campaign.
Connections take us home.
The Bonneville Shoreline Trail is a part of what makes the SLC valley special. Instant access to the outdoors. From the 'burbs to the bench, Utahns value the ability to get out of the day-to-day and into the wild of our own backyards.
Utah Open Lands has secured a 
$500,000 grant from the LeRay McAllister Critical Lands fund to save this land, and $1 million from the City of Cottonwood Heights.
The landowners are willing to make a partial contribution as well, but this critical Bonneville Shoreline Trail link will need your support. 
We anticipate needing to raise over $1,000,000 to bring this project to fruition.
DOUBLE YOUR DOLLARS TODAY with a $200,000 Challenge Grant From The AHE/CI TRUST
With Your Donation, you can become a Land:
Sponsor $1-$99
Ally $100-$499
Hero $500-$999
Defender $1,000- $4,999
Protector $5,000- $9,999
Preserver $10,000- $24,999
Steward $25,000- $59,999
Champion $50,000- $99,999
Guardian > $100,000

Utah Open Lands is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, making your donations fully tax-deductible. Our fein is 87-0480542 for your tax purposes.