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Yuma Clapper Rail (Jim Rorabaugh, USFWS); Los Morteros (Alex Hobson, ALWT); Chiricahua Leopard Frog (Jim Rorabaugh, USFWS); Altar Valley (Randy Prentice, Courtesy of Faulkner Land Co.)

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Sandhill Farm (Photo: Charlene Mitchell, ) Liz and Sarah Barchas (Photo: AZPM) Executive Director, Liz Petterson
  1,000 acres of important wetland and native grassland in the Whitewater Draw Protected
This week, Arizona Land and Water Trust acquired a conservation easement to permanently protect the 1,000 acre Sandhill Farm. Protection of this property from future development is a long-time objective of both the Trust and landowners Blanton and Betty Belk. Read more.
  Executive Director Liz Petterson and Sarah Barchas on AZ Illustrated
Watch Liz and Sarah Barchas, whose family has been ranching near Sonoita since the 1960s, discuss the work of the Trust.

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  The Trust's Desert Rivers Initiative
Water.  We are becoming increasingly aware that our most important resource is growing scarce.  Throughout the West, and particularly here in the Sonoran Desert, competition for available water will impact all of us. 
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