Urgent 2022 Community Issue

Share Your Opinion

UPDATE: January 13, 2022 YNC public meeting with Salt Lake City Public Lands Department officials
Read the meeting minutes here
View the presentation by Cooper Farr of Tracy Aviary


Several troubling issues have been discovered in the Miller Bird Refuge and Nature Park and we’re asking Yalecrest residents to voice their opinions in two ways: (1) through an online survey on this page (2) and/or during our next YNC meeting.

A document outlining these issues was sent to Salt Lake City officials on December 21, 2021, with the invitation to discuss them in a community forum at the January 13, 2022 YNC meeting at 7 p.m. via Zoom. 

Among the concerns:

  • The removal of hundreds, perhaps even 1,500+ or more trees from the park
  • The failure to replant new trees or vegetation over an 8-year period
  • Low or no water flow in the summer affected by a water rights dispute and adjudication
  • Uncertainty about the health and vibrancy of the bird population
  • A non-functioning or poorly maintained sprinkler and irrigation system
  • Use of poisonous herbicides and chemicals not recommended for a bird refuge

Please read the document carefully and express your comments.

Read the recap of the YNC meeting with City officials at Miller Park, Nov. 22, 2021