Description: The Ercanbrack Ranch is located in the Right Fork of Grass Creek, a few miles east of Coalville. This property’s rolling hills offer panoramic views of the Wasatch and Uinta Mountains, provide valuable wildlife habitat, and support the family’s cattle ranching operation. As development in Summit County rapidly consumes priority winter range for wildlife and compromises water quality, protection of this property will help preserve critical wildlife habitat, the water quality of Chalk Creek - home to the Bonneville Cutthroat Trout, and the agricultural economy and heritage that characterizes the eastern portion of Summit County.
What you didn’t know: Coal was discovered on the Ercanbrack property in the 1860′s and was actively mined until 1940. The Grass Creek Fuel Company raised the town of Grass Creek, the first mining town in Coalville, to operate these mines. in 1884, a narrow-gauge railroad was built to service the mines, and the town’s population grew to 200 people. Today, the mines on the Ercanbrack property are among the few reminders of this historic community.