Earlier this week up in the Cottonwood Canyons, Utah, home Alta, Snowbird, Solitude, and Brighton ski resorts, as well as hundreds of acres of backcountry skiing and climbing, leaders from the Wasatch Canyons Foundation and Save A Spot launched what may be the first crowd funding campaign to purchase and preserve privately owned land within the Wasatch Mountains.
“Save A Spot revolutionizes the way we view land conservation. Foundations have been asking for more public participation while at the same time, citizens have been asking for ways to increase their involvement. Save A Spot allows us to bring land conservation to the public.” said Peter Corroon, Former Mayor of Salt Lake County and advisor to the Wasatch Canyons Foundation.
“Save A Spot allows a family to ‘save a spot’ for $25, setting aside 300 square feet of privately held land into permanent conservation,” explained Foundation President John Bennett. “What makes this program so special is that every spot saved comes with its own GPS coordinate printed on a certificate. That coordinate allows an individual or family to hike up to the land and see the exact spot they saved.”
“First Extension of Evarina is 13.77 acres within the famous Cardiff Bowl and is one of the oldest mining claims in Cardiff,” said Dave Robinson, a founder of Save A Spot. “These parcels of privately held land represent some of the most breathtaking and environmentally significant areas of our mountains. They seldom come available to purchase. We are lucky to have this property be one of our first for Save A Spot.”
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