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Utah Open Lands has received multiple requests to safeguard approximately 600 acres of land currently proposed for an open air gravel pit.

Currently, we do not have an option to purchase the property. Should an opportunity to purchase this land become available to Utah Open Lands, we will need your help.

Image credit: Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune


Utah Open Lands understands the consequences of this use and its impacts to both the visual experience of the canyon and the air quality for the entire Salt Lake Valley. The impacts of this development would damage sensitive wildlife habitat for elk, black bear, coyote, porcupine, moose, and golden eagle. Not only wildlife would be impacted, however.


Our goal is simple. Buy the land and then preserve it forever through a conservation easement.

At this time Utah Open Lands DOES NOT have an agreement to purchase this landscape.

Utah Open Lands has three decades of experience working with landowners to preserve treasured landscapes.  We always work with willing sellers and our process engages outside qualified appraisers to establish fair market values. If you feel passionately about protecting this landscape, please consider making a pledge, so that we know that we can count on you if a preservation solution for this property becomes possible.


In the event an opportunity to purchase this landscape for preservation becomes possible Utah Open Lands wants to stand ready to act. For those in the community who would like to see this landscape protected as open space, Utah Open Lands is asking that you make a Pledge for Parleys.

Call To Action!

The recent proposal for an open-pit limestone quarry in Parleys Canyon carries multiple consequences, but we believe there is a conservation alternative.  If the opportunity to purchase this property for preservation becomes possible, Utah Open Lands wants to stand ready to act. This is where we need your help.

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