Kühl Clothing donated $25,000 to partner Save Our Canyons to help raise the necessary $4 million to save Bonanza Flats. The 1,350-acre parcel of open land faces the threat of being developed if the money is not raised by June 15, 2017.

According to the Save Our Canyons website, previous plans to develop the land have included an 18-hole golf course, luxury retreat, high-end homes and ski lifts.

The effort to raise money to purchase the land for conservation began in the fall of 2016. A coalition of non-profit organizations and recreation groups has worked to raise awareness and close to $34 million thus far. Save Our Canyons began circulating a petition for Salt Lake County Council to join other public entities including Summit County, Wasatch County, Salt Lake City and Park City to commit funds to save Bonanza Flats on Monday of this week.

Kühl and its Founder Kevin Boyle have been longtime members of Save Our Canyons and have worked together in the past to help preserve the wilderness and quality of life the Wasatch Mountains affords Utah residents.

Bonanza Flats is situated near the towns of Midway and Park City between Brighton, Deer Valley and Park City ski resorts and can be accessed via the scenic drive over Guardsman’s Pass. The area is home to wildlife including black bear, deer, moose and birds of prey.

Photo courtesy Save Our Canyons