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The Trust for Public Land-Utah (TPL), the City of Draper, and Salt Lake County announced today the permanent protection of 1,021 acres at Corner Canyon. The Corner Canyon project is the largest ever conservation purchase by Draper City, and the $7 million dollar bond passed to fund it is the largest bond measure passed in Salt Lake County for a single open space acquisition.

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The Trust for Public Land and the USDA Forest Service (USFS) announced today the permanent protection of a 603-acre property in Cache Valley along the foothills of the Wellsville Mountains, one of the nation's steepest ranges.

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The Trust for Public Land-Utah, Utah Open Lands, Save Our Canyons, and Salt Lake County announce today the permanent protection of a 14-acre property at the base of Grandeur Peak. TPL-Utah conveyed the land to Salt Lake County for use as public open space and trails, with Utah Open Lands holding a conservation easement that protects the property from development in perpetuity. This effort protects public access to the Bonneville Shoreline Trail, Grandeur Peak and the wilderness areas beyond.

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U.S. Sen. Bob Bennett said today that the addition of a new 200-acre parcel to the Bonneville Shoreline Trail is a "wonderful way to celebrate" one of the Salt Lake City region's most popular recreation areas. Senator Bennett spoke at an event sponsored by TPL, which helped the U.S. Forest Service acquire the site at Dry Canyon, east of Lindon.

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Mark E. Rey, U.S. Department of Agriculture Under Secretary for Natural Resources and the Environment, today joined the Trust for Public Land (TPL), a national nonprofit land conservation organization, at a celebration marking the preservation of more than 1,500 acres of ranchland in historic Cache Valley.

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The Trust for Public Land today announced it has protected a key 200-acre parcel of land which will be included as part of the popular Bonneville Shoreline Trail.

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This scenic stand of mature timber forest and mountain terrain offering spectacular views of the Snyderville Basin is now preserved permanently as open space. TPL negotiated purchase of the easement over 325 acres from a private owner using funds from the Forest Legacy Program and transferred the land to the state.

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The half-acre site at the bottom of Park City's historic Main Street will become a new pocket park. Utah Power, the former owner, donated most of the value of the property, with other funds coming from Park City's recent $10 million open space bond issue.

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The funds, from the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and the Utah Quality Growth Commission, will help preserve the ranch's numerous agricultural, historic, wildlife, and scenic values. TPL helped the state acquire an easement over a portion of the 7,300-acre ranch in June, 1999. An additional $810,000 must be raised by June 1, 2000, to complete the project.

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The easement, across 837 acres, will prevent subdivision of land fronting Range Creek, one of Utah's premier trout streams, in the spectacular Book Cliffs area. Funding comes from the USDA's Forest Legacy Program, estabished to help private landowners maintain traditional forest uses of their land, protecting it from development.

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