McPolin Farmlands:116 Acres Forever Protected | Photo: Mark Maziarz
Summit Land Conservancy // Bi-Monthly Newsletter
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Wed 3/23 @ 7:30 p.m.
Moon Shine Adventures

Thurs 3/31 @ 12:00 a.m.
Love Utah Give Utah

Fri 4/1 @ 7:00 a.m.
Summer Camp Registration

Wed 5/11 @ 8:00 a.m.
Conservation Breakfast 
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Members of the Summit Society give $1,000+ annually and receive invitations to special receptions and private Summit Society events. To learn more about how you can become a Member, contact 

Join our Monthly Donor Club!
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Monthly Mystery Donor:
We are trying to identify a monthly mystery donor who has been donating through a workplace giving program called JustGive. If you believe you may be the mystery donor, please email
Get Your Copy of Witness Today!
Park City Witness is a collection of essays and artwork by local writers and artists celebrating open space. It's the PERFECT gift for locals and visitors and can be purchased for $16.95 at the following locations: Dolly's Bookstore, Swaner EcoCenter Gift Shop, Atticus Coffee Books and Teahouse, Cahoots Cards Gifts & Cigars, Park City Museum, and White Pine Touring. You can also come visit us at our office and pick up your copy today!
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Ever need legal-sized paper or file folders? We have quite a stash ready for you to grab and put to good use. Swing by our office headquarters at 1650 Park Ave. and take as much as you'd like!
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Summit Land Conservancy
1650 Park Avenue
Park City, Utah 84060
Thank you to all our partners and members like you!
Welcome to our new Bi-Monthly Newsletter - the best way to stay informed on news and events in the Summit Land Conservancy world. As your local land trust we strive to keep the open spaces we've protected together at the heart of our community. We want YOU to always stay informed! This newsletter will include an update on our current conservation efforts, upcoming community events, opportunities to get involved, and a "member highlight" featuring one of our great open space champions! 

In addition to saving land and offering some great events, we are also working towards Renewal Accreditation through the Land Trust Accreditation Commission this year. We feel that upholding our work to the highest standards is extremely important. Accreditation renewal is a meticulous procedure that demonstrates our dedication to strong ethical practices and our commitment to long-term stewardship of conservation easements. Public comment is now open. If you would like to reflect on our work please do so here before April 14th. 

We hope you enjoy our newsletter and learning about all the fun things to come.

Your Donations at Work.
Ercanbrack Livestock Ranch:
The Ercanbrack Livestock Ranch is a 2,160 acre property located East of Coalville. This vast iconic ranching landscape extends across the Grass Creek and Chalk Creek watersheds. Both are important tributaries to the Weber River, which provides irrigation and drinking water to roughly 600,000 people of the Wasatch Front. The land has been a part of the Ercanbrack family's livelihood since the 1930's and currently is run by Ed and Dixie Ercanbrack, and their two children Dusty and Dane. The property supports 150 head of beef cows and several of those cattle are sold as market steers and show animals to the 4H and Future Farmers of America (FFA) clubs. 

The Ercanbrack Livestock Ranch contains important wildlife habitat for elk, moose, mule deer, mountain lions, lynx, black bears, bald eagles, golden eagles, kestrels, sage-grouse and much more. The Ercanbracks are committed to stewarding their land and have developed a forest stewardship plan in conjunction with the Division of Forestry Fire and State Lands. The plan protects and improves the multiple aspen stands and conifers on their property; key habitats selected as high priority for conservation. 

The Ercanbracks are an amazing family and we are honored to be working with them to protect this beautiful landscape.
Community Engagement.
Moon Shine Adventures with Summit Land Conservancy & Mountain Trails Foundation:
Looking for a fun and unique way to enjoy open space? On March 23rd, join Summit Land Conservancy and Mountain Trails Foundation for a ski tour up Park City Mountain under the light of a full moon. We will provide hot cocoa and you bring the rest! Our adventure will begin at the bottom of First Time Chair at 7:30 p.m. and then travel up Homerun trail to the Angle Station. Learn about trails and the adjacent Empire Canyon open space all while having a grand ol' time! To RSVP or to learn more about our "Moon Shine Adventures" pilot program, contact
Love Utah Give Utah:
This year, Summit Land Conservancy will participate in Utah's 24 hour giving day, Love Utah Give Utah. Love Utah Give Utah is similar to our Park City giving extravaganza Live PC Give PC, however it benefits amazing nonprofit organizations statewide. Give back to your favorite land trust working to protect open space in Summit County, Utah on Thursday, March 23rd. 

Outdoor Explorers Summer Camps:
Summer is just around the corner and that means more camps and more fun! Summit Land Conservancy is expanding our summer camp programs and will be hosting five week-long sessions of Outdoor Explorers. To learn more about our one-of-a-kind adventure camps visit our website. Registration opens April 1st. Hurry, as spaces do fill up fast!

Conservation Breakfast:
Mark your calendars for May 11th and join us for a Conservation Breakfast hosted by Deer Valley Resort. Unite with fellow community members dedicated to preserving open spaces in Summit County! Thanks to Vail EpicPromise, we will feature guest speaker Scott D. Sampson, author of "How to Raise a Wild Child, The Art and Science of Falling in Love with Nature". Sampson is a passionate advocate for connecting people with nature. He serves as vice president of research and collections and chief curator at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, and as host and science advisor for the PBS KIDS television series Dinosaur Train. Scott is also Program Ambassador of Nature Rocks, a global initiative of the Nature Conservancy aimed at inspiring families to explore nature. There is no cost to attend the Conservation Breakfast, however it is a fundraiser to support local land conservation. To RSVP for this event please email Seating is limited so make sure to reserve your spot today!
Member Highlight.
Debi Scoggan:
Debi Scoggan is an open space enthusiast who grew up in Westchester County, New York, and moved to Park City in the late 1980s. She served as a Snyderville Basin Planning Commissioner, the Community-at-Large representative for the Basin Open Space Advisory Committee (BOSAC), and the President of the Old Ranch Road Neighborhood Group. Debi, along with Summit Land Conservancy's Executive Director Cheryl Fox, participated in Park City Leadership Class IV, where the idea was born for an open-space organization dedicated to raising money here to save land here. She joined Summit Land Conservancy's Board of Directors in 2010, and now serves as our lovely Madame President. She is one of our most treasured members and volunteers, and we look forward to her visits to the office and hearing her fantastic stories. Thank you Debi for all that you do!
Land Protection Specialist: 
Summit Land Conservancy is seeking a LPS to join our team! The LPS is responsible for annual monitoring, land restoration and record keeping. The LPS will prepare baseline reports and maintain our mapping programs. Experience with GIS/GPS is required. S/he will also support outreach and education programs and events. The LPS must have a B.S. degree in a science related field. This is a full-time position based in the Summit Land Conservancy Headquarters located in Park City. Applications close March 15th; please send resumes and a cover letter to

Pup Patrol Ambassadors Wanted: 
Park City Municipal Corporation is looking for volunteer ambassadors to help with its new "Pup Patrol" Pilot Program. Using a simple app, volunteers will be able to monitor and document behaviors while out on the trails of Round Valley. Volunteers are needed through the month of April (and quite possibly longer). Stay tuned for more details about the training and orientation session to be held this month. If you are interested in becoming a Pup Patrol Ambassador sign up here.
Kids Outdoors
Free play in nature is the most common influence on the development of adult conservation values, yet it is vanishing from children's lives. The average child spends close to 8 hours each day with electronic media - that's about 30% of their living and breathing time vs. 2% spent outside! Kids Outdoors restores nature play and connects our youth to the land. Volunteer as a Play Naturalist, and inspire a future conservationist! Learn more and sign up here.

Make sure to visit our Sign Up Genius listings for new volunteer opportunities! You can find them by entering on the Find a Sign Up page. We also welcome other ideas and suggestions of ways you feel you can help and would like to contribute.