The Trust negotiated the acquisition of the Carpenter Ranch, which is adjacent to the existing Pima County preserve north of Tortolita Mountain Park. Protection of this property contributes to the County’s 200-acre parcel known as Cochie Spring, which contains a historic ranch site, a spring and riparian area. Acquisition of the Carpenter Ranch expands the conservation area of the 3,445-acre Tortolita Mountain Park and protects the dense vegetation found within Cottonwood Canyon and Bass Canyon. The Tortolita Mountains are home to several wildlife species, including a large number of bird species, mountain lion, javelina, mule deer and several types of lizards.
Acres protected: 260
Type: Owned by Pima County