Salt Lake City

Public Lands Department

Natural Lands Acquisitions

Salt Lake City is accepting applications for property and conservation easement acquisition projects. The City has created an Open Space Lands Acquisition Strategy for granting and leveraging funds for the acquisition of land, conservation easements, development rights, and other means of preserving open space under the Open Space Lands Program. The Parks, Natural Lands, Urban Forestry, and Trails Advisory Board reviews applications for projects submitted to the Program and forwards recommendations to the Salt Lake City Mayor and Council. The Mayor makes all final funding decisions.

Open Space Lands eligible for acquisition are defined by ordinance as a parcel of land in a predominantly open and undeveloped condition that is suitable for:
1) natural areas
2) wildlife habitat
3) important wetland or watershed lands
4) greenway or stream corridors
5) small neighborhood parks and community gardens, and
6) trails and paths for non-motorized recreational activities.

Application Forms, including supporting documentation, are being accepted.

1. Pre-Application

2. Final Application

Upon completion of each application, save the file as a PDF and remember to print out a copy for your own records. Then, send a copy of the PDF file to