The Utah Quality Growth Commission was created in 1999. Since 2000, the McAllister Fund has conserved nearly 100,000 acres of critical lands in Utah.
The Commission has three missions:
- To assist local governments with Quality Growth Planning
- To advise the legislature and the Governor on growth management issues
- To promote critical land conservation as part of responsible growth by administering the LeRay McAllister Critical Land Conservation program.
The McAllister Program uses funds appropriated by the Legislature to purchase conservation easements on important pieces of private land, acquire small parcels in fee title under limited circumstances and provide small restoration grants to improve conserved lands. Since 2000, the McAllister Fund has conserved nearly 100,000 acres of critical lands in Utah. The legislature has appropriated approximately $20 million to this effort, which has been matched by over $200 million in other funds.
Utah Farm Bureau
Park City Mayor
Heber City Mayor
Utah Home Builders
Box Elder County Commissioner
Duchesne County Commission Chair
Salt Lake County Council
Utah Farmer's Union
Utah Association of Realtors
Western Spirit Cycling
Department of Agriculture and Food Commissioner
Department of Natural Resources Executive Director
Provo City Council
Utah Attorney General's Office