Past Events

Conservation Breakfast | Wednesday, May 9

Enjoy breakfast and save land at the Summit Land Conservancy’s biennial Conservation Breakfast, generously hosted by Deer Valley Resort. Hear from guest speaker Stephen Trimble, a Utah writer and photographer.  Conservationist of the Year Award, sponsored by Avi-On.  *There is no cost to attend the Conservation Breakfast, but we hope our guests will be inspired to make a significant contribution.  If you are interested in a full table sponsorship, please contact or call (435)649-9884

RSVP for the Breakfast HERE.

Benefit at Bill White Farms | Saturday, December 9

On December 9, join Summit Land Conservancy at Bill White Farms for an elegant dinner to benefit open space in Park City. Enjoy a special menu featuring fresh, locally grown ingredients, created and produced by Bill White. The evening will commence at 6 PM with a cocktail hour and presentation about the Conservancy’s current preservation efforts, followed by dinner in the historic Hixon Farmhouse located on Highway 224. Thanks to the generosity of our host, ALL proceeds of this event will go toward preserving the local lands you cherish.

This exclusive dinner is $2,000 per person with a limit of 40 attendees. Please RSVP here or by calling 435-649-9884.

For questions regarding the evening’s menu, email

We hope you will celebrate the holiday season with us!

LIVE PC GIVE PC | Friday, November 10

Live PC Give PC is the 24-hour day of giving, where Parkites show their love for the nonprofits that make Park City special. Don’t forget to support your favorite local land trust this Live Give season! This year, we will be featuring some of Park City’s littlest land conservators in our campaign, because the world will soon be in their hands. You might be surprised by what these youngsters have to say! It’s our responsibility to teach children an appreciation for the natural world and protect these wild places before they’re gone forever. All it takes is $10 to save land for future generations on November 10! See ya’ll at High West Distillery at the big Live Give fiesta!

Hike for Climate Change | Saturday, October 14

Join, Summit Land ConservancyUtah Open Lands, and City Government of Park City, Utah, as we celebrate Utah Climate Week 2017 by hiking on three of Park City’s beloved open spaces.

Summit Land Conservancy and Utah Open Lands will lead three hikes showcasing the McPolin Farmlands, Quarry Mountain, and Willow Ranch conservation easements. Learn about the benefits nature provides in your community and how City Government of Park City, Utah and land trusts work together to ensure the protection of land for future generations!

Participants will meet at the McPolin Farmlands Trailhead parking area on the NE side of 224. Please use public transportation, carpool, or better yet, ride a bike as parkinig is limited! Hikes will begin at 10:00 AM and last about 2 hours. People should come prepared wearing hiking shoes and sunscreen. Dogs are welcome but must be on a leash and friendly! Make sure to bring a snack and plenty of water. Hikes will be offered for all abilities and are sure to be FUN for the whole family!

This Saturday enjoy some Vitamin N and get educated!

Old Town Hoedown! | Sunday, October 15

From 1928 – 1981, the Library Field served at varying times as the Park City High School football field and practice field for the “PC Muckers” rugby team. In 1981, the high school was abandoned and stood boarded up for 12 years. During those years, a deal was negotiated for the property (building and field) to be converted into a hotel and/or an artists compound, (depending on who you ask). Due to some financing issues and a concerned group of citizens, the property was saved from development. The old high school building was turned into the Park City Library, and the Library Field became a place for locals to meet, converse and exercise their dogs. In 2015, the Library Field was again the subject of potential building plans. And AGAIN, a concerned group of citizens spoke up and saved the field from future development.

On Sunday, October 16 join Summit Land Conservancy and your Old Town neighbors as we celebrate the Library Field and all it’s grassy glory! Wear your cowboy boots and come prepared for a good ol’ country dance with friends and family. No experience is necessary to partake in this fun, one-of-a-kind community event.

Do-si-do, save land!

Come kick up your heels and save land August 26 at the Blue Sky Ranch!


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This is the summer’s best benefit party celebrating open space at the beautiful Ranch at Blue Sky. Signature cocktails start flowing at 6 pm on the patio followed by a whiskey tasting and dinner catered by High West Distillery & Saloon, and a lively live auction led by Auctioneer Larry Flynn featuring six unique experience packages that are all better with open space. Kick up your heels to cap the night with live music by the Pixie and the Partygrass Boys. A shuttle coach to and from the Bash will be provided with RSVP.

Early bird tickets are available until June 30 so don’t hold your horses and fall behind the herd. Tickets have sold out for our special soiree for open space the last two years. Get yer tickets today!

Can’t attend but want to make a donation? Help us out here!
Thanks for saving land!  

*21 and older only, please!

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Thank you to our sponsors!



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Bonanza Flats Art Show and Fundraiser

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Join Summit Land Conservancy as we team up with the PCPAA – Park City Professional Artists Association and Whole Foods to help save Bonanza Flats.

The Bonanza Flats Art Show and Fundraiser will take place at the Park City Whole Foods Cafe, on Friday, March 10 from 5-7 PM. All work has been donated by members of the Park City Professional Artists Association and 100% of the proceeds will benefit the purchase and protection of Bonanza Flats.

Can’t make the art show? You can still bid on a piece online. Bidding for the silent auction will officially close on Monday, March 13 at midnight. This event is free and fun for the whole family! Come enjoy nibbles provided by Whole Foods, meet the artists, and support Bonanza Flats at one great celebration. Buy art, save land!

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Parade of Trees and The Giving Tree Festival

Summit Land Conservancy is participating in The Giving Tree Festival again this year. Presented by the Park City Rotary Club, this annual auction of beautifully designed holiday trees benefits local Summit County nonprofit organizations.

Visit Whole Foods to see the Summit Land Conservancy tree during the Parade of Trees from November 18 through December 2 and bid online to win it for your holiday celebration!

Keep it Local – Keep it Green!

We are presenting a tree beautifully dressed with local Park City produce found only at Whole Foods. Everything on the tree is 100% local or found in the surrounding area. The tree will also be dressed with items from different companies in Park City that are stocked at Whole Foods.

The auction also includes a Swiss style “advent calendar” with vouchers behind each advent door. The vouchers have been donated from different local Park City companies – 25 in total.

Festival Schedule

Friday, Nov. 18 – Parade of Trees begin, showcasing trees and other holiday crafts at local businesses.

Friday, Nov. 18, 12:00 p.m. MST – Online auction of trees begins

Nov. 18-Dec. 3 – Parade of Trees at local businesses, with accompanying online auction

Friday, Dec. 2, 8:00 p.m. MST – Online auction closing

Friday, Dec. 2 – Deadline for turning in your Parade of Trees map to win prizes!

Saturday, Dec. 3, 2:00-5:00 p.m. – Community Celebration with Santa, Treasure Mountain Inn, Main Street



Live PC Give PC

livepcgivepc-dates-colorNovember 4th is quickly approaching, which means Live Give season is just around the corner! Live PC Give PC, the 24-hour day of giving, supports Park City nonprofits that make our community special. All it takes is $5 to vote for the organization(s) that you love most. We have launched a social media campaign to promote this event, so make sure to share all of our posts to help spread the word about the importance of protecting open space for future generations in the community we love! Every share counts.

Don’t let open space become a memory of your past…
Watch “We Save Land”, and join a little boy on his journey through a constantly changing landscape in Park City.


Live PC Give PC Party
4 November, 2016 @ 7.00PM – Midnight!
Help us celebrate Live PC Give PC at the BEST party in town! Join the Summit Land Conservancy and your favorite nonprofits at High West Distillery in a celebration of giving.



Fall in Love with the Outside Road Tour and Hoppy Hour 2016

DRINK BEER, SAVE LAND. Join Summit Land Conservancy for two toasts to open space on October 11th! Kick off your evening at the Marmot Store at 540 Main St, where RootsRated is hosting the “Fall in Love with the Outside Road Tour” Pint Night from 5:00 p.m to 7:00 p.m. This event includes live music, cold beer, tent pitching contests, outdoor trivia, raffles, and a photo booth! Best of all, the proceeds raised will benefit Summit Land Conservancy.

Afterwards, mosey up the hill to Wasatch Brew Pub for Hoppy Hour from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., where Summit Land Conservancy and Wasatch Brewery are celebrating the third annual release of Clothing Hoptional. This special edition open space beer is brewed with wild hops harvested from properties protected by the Conservancy! Tickets for Hoppy Hour are $15, and include appetizers and 2 drink vouchers. Proceeds from the event will go to Summit Land Conservancy to help save land!

To RSVP or learn more, email or call 435-649-9884. To pre-order tickets for Hoppy Hour 2016, click HERE. Come on down and enjoy two great events that benefit open space!


Blue Sky Bash – SOLD OUT

Saddle up for the summer’s best benefit party on August 20!

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This ain’t your stuffy dinner auction! Come kick up your heels at the beautiful Blue Sky Ranch, belly up to signature cocktails by High West, and bid on unique experiences that are better with open space. Don’t hold your horses and fall behind the herd; tickets sold out last year for our first-ever soiree for open space. Get yer tickets today!

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Summit Land Conservancy is looking to tap into the brewing business! With over 2,600 acres of protected open space, the Conservancy is looking for citizen scientists to hunt and nurture hops populations in protected open space.

Join us on hikes through our open space where we will be identifyiIMG_0629ng wild hops, and assessing their viability for harvest. Along the way, we’ll identify other edible native plants as well as any invasive species we might see. (After sign up, you will receive more information specific to your hike via email.)

By early fall, we hope to harvest the hops with your help! (Harvest dates will be posted when we get closer to that time.) Once the hops are harvested, a limited edition open space beverage will be brewed and sold through Wasatch Brewery. A portion of the profits from the beverage will be given to the Conservancy and leveraged to protect additional open spaces in Summit County!

Follow the link to sign up online, or email Shawna at for more information!



Inhabit Film Screening

INHABIT IMAGEPark City Film Series PosterIn honor of Earth Day, we are partnering with Park City Film Series to show the film Inhabit on Thursday, April 28th.

Inhabit is a documentary introducing permaculture (permanent+agriculture): a design method that offers an ecological lens for solving issues related to agriculture, economics, governance, and more. The film presents a vast array of projects, concepts, and people, and it translates the diversity of permaculture into something that can be understood by an equally diverse audience.

It is a call to action and a glimpse into what’s possible – what kind of projects and solutions are already underway. For those unfamiliar with permaculture, it will be an introduction to a new way of being and a new way of relating to the Earth. It will be a reminder that humans are capable of being planetary healing forces.

Come get inspired on how to make a difference in your own backyard, and as part of a community dedicated to sustainability!

This event is FREE to the public and is part of the Reel Community Series, a special Park City Film Series program. At 6:30 PM, we will host a panel discussion to introduce permaculture theories and dive deeper into how you as a citizen can get involved. Leslie Miller, a passionate advocate for open space, will moderate the conversation. Panelists will include Gregg Simonds and Dee Downing, two experts who are well versed in the art of permaculture. Gregg Simonds has consulted and managed Western rangelands, developed cutting edge land monitoring technology, and received the President’s “Take Pride in America” National Stewardship Award. Dee Downing, long time Park City local and owner of Red Ant Works (a permaculture, landscape contracting company), is a practitioner of closed-loop system designs which apply to landscapes and communities. The screening starts at 7 PM at the Jim Santy Auditorium and afterwards panelists will be available to answer any questions that you may have. Win prizes from Ritual ChocolateNoka Superfood Blends and Pink Elephant Coffee during a special opportunity drawing that will be held prior to the movie!

You can also visit with our friends from Summit Community Gardens who will have information on hand about programs, garden plots and the fun things they have going on.

Thank you to Summit Sotheby’s International Realty for sponsoring Summit Land Conservancy’s participation in this special event!

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Moon Shine Adventures with Summit Land Conservancy & Mountain Trails Foundation

Moon Shine Adventures V2Looking 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. Bring touring gear, adventurous friends, and a travel mug for hot cocoa! Our adventure will begin at the bottom of First Time Chair at 7:30 p.m. and 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


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“I Dream of Open Space” by Mary Beth and Mark Maziarz

EpicPromise Chairs for Charity: December 7-10

Kick off the 2015/2016 ski and snowboard season by celebrating all of the great organizations that make our community special.

Park City Resort is holding a special event December 7-10 supporting 18 local nonprofits, including Summit Land Conservancy!

The EpicPromise Chairs for Charity will feature unique artwork created by Summit County artists using chairs salvaged from the beloved Motherlode chair lift, which was dismantled this summer.

You can visit the new Kimball Art Center between Monday, December 7 and Thursday, December 10 to see posters of all the fantastic creations. You can also cast your vote for your favorite chair design; the nonprofit with the most “community votes” will receive an additional financial gift from EpicPromise.

Summit Land Conservancy is thrilled to be presenting a chair that has been transformed into an original chair lift bed by the very multi-talented duo Mary Beth and Mark Maziarz“I Dream of Open Space” is a real hanging full-sized bed that can be suspended from your bedroom ceiling. It features custom-made bedding AND a brand-new mattress donated by our great local sponsor The Mattress Firm. Imagine slipping away into dreamland while floating in this amazing piece of furniture!

You can see our very special chair lift bed in person by stopping by the Chase Bank building located at 1650 Park Ave right next to JANS. It will be on display in the bank lobby Monday, December 7 through Thursday, December 10.

We know our supporters love to dream of open space as much as we do so please swing by Kimball Art Center this week and show your support for what we do by voting for our chair lift bed as your favorite!


Would you like to own our “I Dream of Open Space” chair lift bed?

We are offering a LIMITED number of tickets to the Community Grant Reception and Auction taking place on Thursday, December 10 from 5:00-7:30 pm at Kimball Art Center. If you would like to attend and bid on the hanging chair lift bed, please RSVP to Jennifer. Space is limited at this event and entrance is by ticket only.

If you can’t attend but would like to support open space by bidding, let us know and we can arrange a “bidding buddy” for you. Bids will start at $1,500 for this one-of-a-kind bed or you can buy “I Dream of Open Space” NOW for $20,000 by contacting Jennifer.

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The Giving Tree Festival: November 27 & 28

This holiday season Park City Rotary will host The Giving Tree Festival in support of more than 30 local nonprofits, including Summit Land Conservancy!

The auction event will be held on November 27 and 28 at the National Ability Center Barn on 1000 Ability Way, Park City.

We are seeking volunteers to help staff this event. You will be talking up our tree, and organization! Sign up here.



Bring the whole family down to enjoy the trees! Family-friendly food and beverages will be served and Santa will be in attendance.


6:30 PM: LIVE AUCTION, $50

Plan to attend the auction event and bid on your favorite tree! Ticket includes a light dinner catered by Kumbaya Kitchen and drinks provided by Top Shelf.



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Our friends at RAMP Sports are holding a bash on Saturday, October 17 from 4-9 pm to benefit community artists AND Summit Land Conservancy! Don’t miss this fun event where you can bid on upcycled art and enjoy food, libations and live music while you gather around the fire pit and watch the Yeti Rail Jam. Visit RAMP for more info.



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On October 14th from 6:00-10:00 pm Wasatch Beers / Wasatch Brew Pub will kindly host Hoppy Hour, an event to benefit the Summit Land Conservancy. Hoppy Hour will showcase Clothing Hoptional, our special edition open space beer brewed with 30 lbs. of wild hops harvested from protected open space in Park City. Tickets are $15 and include 2 free drink tickets and complimentary appetizers. We will also be selling our one-of-a-kind Clothing Hoptional T-shirts made by our friends at Mtn Ranks. Be sure to bring your friends and enjoy a taste of open space! Proceeds from the event will be donated to Summit Land Conservancy so we can keep doing what we do best: saving land!



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Join Summit Land Conservancy for this summers hops hunters hikes! With your help we will be locate and monitor wild hops on our conservation easements. These hops will be used in a special edition beer with Wasatch Brew Pub.



Blue Sky Bash
Saturday, August 15th  |  Cocktails start at 6:00 pm
Our first-ever soiree for open space! This ain’t your stuffy dinner auction! Ride over to The Ranch at Blue Sky, kick up your heels, belly up to dinner and signature cocktails by High West Distillery & Saloon. Bid on unique experiences that are better with open space. Live Music and dancing featuring Artie Hemphill and the Iron Horse Band. Tickets are $350 per person – only 200 are available. Register here.



Parade of Raptors in Round Valley
Come get up close and personal with raptors with Summit Land Conservancy and HawkWatch International. Bring your family to this short educational talk and interactive demonstration before we go on a guided hike in search of our local raptors in Round Valley. The event is free but space is limited so sign up early! Registration ends June 26th. Click here for more information and to register!



7th Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival Hosted by Summit Land Conservancy

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 / 7:00-9:00 p.m. / Tower Theatre, Salt Lake City

Thursday, April 23, 2015 / 7:00-9:00 p.m. / Prospector Theatre, Park City


SYRCL’s Wild & Scenic Film Festival is a call to action! The films illustrate not only the challenges facing our planet but the work communities are doing to protect the environment and the places we love. The stories give us a sense of place and what it means to be responsible stewards of the earth. Summit Land Conservancy has selected environmental, scenic, scientific and adventure films, of a variety of lengths, that will inspire, educate and challenge you and, quite possibly, change your world.

Arrive early to sign up to win fabulous door prizes; doors open at 6:00 p.m. Tickets available online or at the door: $10 in advance online and $15 the day of the event, at the door only. Proceeds to benefit the Summit Land Conservancy.

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We are looking for open space enthusiasts to volunteer and help with festival operations BOTH evenings. Visit our SignUpGenius page for more information and details. We thank you in advance for assisting us with this successful event!

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Wild Land and Open Space: Conservation in Park City

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 / 5:30-7:00 p.m. / McPolin Barn

Wild-Land-and-Open-Space-Panel-PostcardJoin us for a panel discussion about Park City’s open spaces organized by Summit Land Conservancy and moderated by the Park City Museum. Panelists include Conservancy founders Cheryl Fox, Dana Williams and Myles Rademan, local essayist Tom Clyde, local artist Allison Willingham, and representatives from the Park City Day School who worked with the Conservancy during the 2013-2014 school year to explore the importance of local open space.

Residents and visitors alike love the open spaces our beautiful mountain town of Park City offer. The Summit Land Conservancy has been at the forefront of efforts to preserve local open spaces for future generations. Today, the Conservancy protects over 2,600 acres of land on 24 properties and actively works to protect more land annually for the benefit of all Summit County residents, as well as the thousands of annual visitors who come to ski, board, hike, bike and play on the pristine mountainsides that have characterized Park City for decades.

This panel discussion is being held in conjunction with the Park City Museum’s latest traveling exhibit, “Wild Land: Thomas Cole and the Birth of American Landscape Painting.” Thomas Cole was an American painter who derived his creative inspiration from open space around him. His paintings of wilderness changed the way Americans viewed landscape and were inspiration for wilderness artists after him that led to conservation movements in America. Park City shares this legacy and we are excited to discuss this history with the community.

This event will be held at the McPolin Barn. Parking is limited so please consider carpooling, taking the bus, or riding your bike!

Sponsored by Summit Land Conservancy and the Park City Museum, this free event is open to the public but requires an RSVP. Please email to reserve your seat now.



Moon Shine Party

September 9, 2014, 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Co-hosted by Summit Land Conservancy and Swaner EcoCenter. Moon Photo by Michael Flaherty PhotographyJoin us on September 9th when the Summit Land Conservancy and Swaner Preserve and EcoCenter will host a joint fundraising event. The Moon Shine Party, to be held on the night of a full moon, will illuminate the beauty of nature and the importance of water. Come hear Lash LaRue play live while hanging on the deck of Swaner EcoCenter and enjoying the full moon. You can also sample local food and drinks and support your favorite nonprofit organizations by participating in a silent auction and opportunity drawings. We will have fabulous items donated by local businesses you can bid on and win. We will also be selling photo books and calendars (hint, these would make great holiday gifts!). Attend our Moon Shine shindig to help save land and promote clean water! For questions on membership requirements, please call 435-649-1767. Buy your tickets here. Ticket sales are limited so make sure you get yours today! Click here for volunteer opportunities. Visit the Swaner EcoCenter website to see a list of their upcoming events, including this one.   Photo by Michael Flaherty Photography.

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