CALT EXPANDS SERVICE AREA
Nearly thirty years ago, in 1989, the Central Arizona Land Trust (CALT) was founded to save the iconic scenic views of Thumb Butte. Today, the open space lying just beneath the ‘Thumb’ remains undeveloped open space because of the permanent conservation easement held by CALT that ensures lasting protection.
Now in our 28th year, CALT has decided to increase our capacity to work with landowners seeking lasting protection for family lands. Many landowners are facing big decisions in terms of whether to protect the land they love in perpetuity or go forward with development strategies, given pressing economic realities. Increasingly calls and letters we receive from landowners wanting to know more about what is involved in conservation, are from all over northern Arizona.
In response to this in April, the Board of Directors approved the expansion of our service area to an even greater extent within the Central Highlands. This decision means that CALT will consider conservation projects in six counties including Coconino, Navajo, Apache, Mohave, and Gila and of course Yavapai counties. (See map).
Our expanded service area formalizes the important work CALT is already actively engaged in this year. The scope of potential land protection projects before us is more diverse than ever.
Currently, CALT is working with landowners to protect riparian habitat and water resources along Oak Creek and the Aqua Fria River, important migratory wildlife corridors in Coconino and Mohave, and historic ranchlands in Yavapai County.
With this decision to expand our service area, CALT needs your help to maintain our capacity to respond to conservation opportunities. One way you can guarantee that your dollars will work to directly protect cherished lands is by donating to CALT’s Conservation in Perpetuity Fund. The sole purpose of the Conservation in Perpetuity Fund is to assist landowners needing financing to support transaction costs such as appraisals and resource documentation reports, to complete their conservation agreements. For more information, please contact us at (928) 445-7790.
On October 29, 2016, long-time board member Patricia Bruneau-Gaber accepted the "Accredited Land Trust" award from the Land Trust Accreditation Commission while attending the National Land Conservation Conference in Minneapolis, MN.
Please follow the link for more information on LTA Accreditation.
CALT AWARDED FOR ITS LAND CONSERVATION STANDARDS
CALT SEEKING NEW BOARD MEMBERS
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Want to be a part of protecting the iconic landscapes of central and northern Arizona?
At CALT, we share your passion for the beauty and wonder of this special part of Arizona. To help protect the places we all care about, we’re seeking new board members with energy, creativity, talent and an interest in land protection. You don’t need to know much about the topic—we help each other learn—but if you have knowledge or experience in land protection, that’s even better! Please call us at (928) 445-7790 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about how you can make a real difference in preserving the Arizona we all love, now and for generations to come.
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The Central Arizona Land Trust is an Arizona nonprofit corporation and is tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) and a qualifying organization under Section 170(b)(1)(A)(vi) of the Internal Revenue Code for the acceptance of conservation easements.
Central Arizona Land Trust
PO Box 1050
Prescott, AZ, 86302
Office Location: 1577 Plaza W. Dr., Prescott, AZ 86303