It is not very often the opportunity arises to protect 1,400 acres of high alpine forests. Today, we have the opportunity — let’s not allow it to pass. We need YOUR help to close a $13 million funding gap! Click here to make a tax-deductible donation to Save Bonanza Flats NOW.
Bonanza Flats is sandwiched between 3 ski areas (Deer Valley, Park City and Brighton) and can be viewed in its glory from the top of Guardman’s Pass. It rests high in the Wasatch Mountains where three counties come together. Clayton Peak towers above the flat, where just below moose, elk, deer and black bear visit alpine lakes along the western extent of the property. Birds of prey are seen soaring as they look for food scurrying across the flat while songbirds provide a chorus celebrating the wildness of the area.
Over the years, there’s been no shortage of threats to this flat – golf courses, exclusive retreats, high-end developments, ski lifts have threatened the wildness of the area. Below are some plans, barely a decade old, which fortunately never came to fruition of what some have tried to convert this natural landscape into.
This past November, Park City residents overwhelmingly voted to tax themselves up to $25 million dollars in the hopes that Bonanza Flats could be purchased and preserved as open space. At the time the bond was passed, Wells Fargo was already in negotiations with a developer. But a lapse in the negotiation allowed Park City to step in with a competitive offer of $38 million.
A coalition of conservation and recreation groups has formed to help raise awareness and funding of this important opportunity. WE NEED YOU TO JOIN THIS COALITION TO SUPPORT THE PROTECTION OF BONANZA FLATS. Click here to take action!