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"I recognize the right and duty of this generation to develop and use our natural resources, but I do not recognize the right to waste them, or to rob by wasteful use, the generations that come after us." Theodore Roosevelt, speech,  Washington, D.C., 1900


Trust Projects - With broad collaboration and a sound, science-based conservation plan, the Trust has protected over 17,000 acres of Southern Arizona’s finest parkland, streams, and working farms and ranches since 2000.

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The Sonoran Desert Conservation Plan - During the course of our work on the Habitat Conservation Priorities for Eastern Pima County we solicited input from community stakeholders and completed the plan in April of 2003. By July of 2003 both the Citizen's Steering Committee for the Sonoran Desert Conservation Plan and the Pima County Board of Supervisors had adopted the plan to set priorities for implementing the Sonoran Desert Conservation Plan.

(542kb) The Southern Arizona Habitat Conservation Priorities - In coordination with The Nature Conservancy, the Trust is identifying and protecting priority conservation targets throughout southern Arizona. The SAHCP project builds on our habitat conservation priorities identified for Eastern Pima County to identify conservation targets and key wildlife migration corridors threatened by habitat fragmentation. Our conservation priorities build on The Nature Conservancy's high biodiversity areas identified through their Eco-Regional Analysis by compiling additional data from ADOT, Sky Island Alliance, BLM, Arizona Department of Water Resources
(71kb)) The West Branch - The Trust’s efforts within the West Branch watershed range from backyard habitat restoration projects to land acquisition for permanent habitat and watershed protection.  We support the on-going protection of the entire West Branch watershed, from the Tucson Mountains to the channel itself.  One of our objectives is to ensure that development projects throughout the watershed do not reduce the amount of water flow to the West Branch or any of its tributaries.