Anonymous donor preserves view of Zion’s Tabernacle Dome
Written byTHOMAS BURR, Salt Lake Tribune
An anonymous donor will front $825,000 to prevent development of a small but critical piece of private land inside Zion National Park.
The 30-acre parcel, at the base of the redrock Tabernacle Dome, will be turned over to the National Park Service. The donor worked with The Trust for Public Lands and the National Parks Conservation Association to acquire the property and ensure against potential home construction marring the picturesque view.
Conservationists and park officials worry that the nearly 3,400 privately owned acres inside Zion could lead to subdivisions sprouting inside one of the nation’s busiest parks.VIEW ORIGINAL ARTICLE