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Salt Lake City Foothills Trail System Plan Update

Posted on: September 14th, 2021

The City is proposing a thorough and inclusive process to ensure that the Foothills Trail System is completed in a manner that is environmentally sustainable, enjoyable, accessible, safe, low-maintenance, and responsive and transparent to the community at large.  The City will pause trail construction until at least June 1, 2022 while we undertake steps 2-5 […]

Liberty Park Artesian Fountain Closure

Posted on: August 10th, 2021

Two naturally flowing artesian water sources are located within SLC Public Lands’ properties. One at Artesian Well Park (808 S 500 E) and the other at a drinking fountain in the south east corner of Liberty Park (near 1300 S 700 E). Recent tests at the Liberty Park fountain have shown the presence of coliform […]

Salt Lake City Public Lands Becomes Own Department

Posted on: August 5th, 2021

The last few years have been exciting, enlightening, and unprecedented for Salt Lake City Public Lands.  For many years, Salt Lake City Public Lands consisted of three city divisions or programs within the City’s Public Services Department: Parks, Trails & Natural Lands, and Urban Forestry. (Click here and see page A-2 to better understand the […]

Wetland in a Box

Posted on: July 16th, 2021

Wetland in a Box Native Plant Restoration And “Wetland-in-a-Box”   Liberty Park, an epicenter of activity in the summer, is also home to Parks and Public Lands’ Native Plant Restoration Project. In the Liberty Park Greenhouse lay hundreds of “Wetland-in-a-Box” native plant kits, grown from manually harvested seeds throughout the region, and tended to until they’re ready to plant in targeted restoration sites. These two-feet-by-three-feet boxes create a unique and balanced micro-ecological […]

Children’s Outdoor Bill of Rights – The 13 Youth Amendments

Posted on: July 9th, 2021

Helping our youth enjoy the natural wonders around them is what Salt Lake City Children’s Outdoor Bill of Rights (COBR) is all about. We believe that every child has the right to the great outdoors regardless of access, background or ability. Why is the Children’s Outdoor Bill of Rights Important? Research has shown that consistent […]

National River Cleanup Day 2021 Was A Success!

Posted on: June 3rd, 2021

National River Cleanup Day 2021 Was A Success! Saturday, May 15th marked Trails and Natural Lands’ celebration of National River Cleanup Day! Volunteers from surrounding Salt Lake areas came out to help take care of our very own Jordan River Parkway Trail. Let’s check out the highlights.  Trails and Natural Lands had the pleasure of […]

Fife Wetlands Preserve Gets Webpage With Natural History Museum

Posted on: May 21st, 2021

The Natural History Museum of Utah (NHMU) doesn’t only catalog and exhibit the natural world of the past. The evolving natural world is both past and prologue, the present and the future. It’s an interesting thought to consider that natural history is something that occurs every moment of every day. And it’s often on particularly […]

Volunteer Appreciation

Posted on: May 18th, 2021

Stories and Spotlights of TNL’s Dedicated Volunteers Here at Trails and Natural Lands we rely on the dedication of volunteers. A lot! Not only to they amp up the bandwidth for mission-critical objectives in ways we could never do with just our staff, but they multiply the impact we make in our efforts to maintain […]

Springtime with Trails and Natural Lands

Posted on: April 13th, 2021

Hey there public lands recreators, open space appreciators, natural lands volunteers, earth lovers, and tree huggers of all stripes. Spring is already shaping up to be an epic season of stewardship, and the second half of April is packed with some great events to participate in! While we’ve had great turnout at our volunteer projects […]

Trail Updates in SLC’s Foothills Natural Area

Posted on: March 23rd, 2021

Trail Updates in SLC’s Foothills Natural Area What to know before you go… Welcome to your source for the latest trail updates you need to know before you don those boots or load up your bike and hit the front country hot spots for a day of play in Salt Lake City’s Foothills and the […]