Summit County Council approves $55 Million deal for 8,576 acres of conservation land

SUMMIT COUNTY, Utah — The Summit County Council unanimously voted to approve an option agreement to purchase the property known as 910 Cattle Ranch at a meeting Thursday night.

The County has now obtained a three-year option to acquire the property for an option fee of $15 million with the right to extend the option for another year for an additional $5 million. Ultimately, the County will pay a final purchase price of $55 million for 910 Cattle Ranch.

910 Cattle Ranch spans 8,576 acres north of Jeremy Ranch, and is one of the last contiguous mountain ranches privately held by a single landowner in western Summit County and the Snyderville Basin area. There is a wide variety of wildlife around the ranch, however, no hunting will be allowed on the property.

8,576-acre property line
910 Cattle Ranch’s 8,576-acre property line. Photo: Courtesy of Summit County

Although Summit County will obtain immediate control of the property, it will remain private property until further notice to allow for comprehensive planning.

“The County requests the public to respect the landowner’s private property and remain on East Canyon Road (NE Canyon Rd) while enjoying the area,” said a press release from Summit County. “Opportunities for public guided tours are forthcoming, but hunting will remain unlawful at all times.”

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