The Central Arizona Land Trust (CALT) actively works to conserve land by undertaking or assisting in land or conservation easement transactions. Our primary role is the protection and stewardship of such land or easements in perpetuity.
A conservation easement is defined as a voluntary legal agreement between a landowner and a land trust that permanently limits uses of the land in order to protect its conservation values.
CALT held conservation easements are integral to overall ecosystem health in the region and are important places of refuge for both wildlife and people. The City of Prescott owns six of our seven conservation easements and public access is allowed. The W Diamond Ranch, now known as the Seven Spears Ranch, is a operating cattle ranch and does not allow for public access.
Learn more about our conservation easements by clicking on the appropriate thumbnail below.
To preserve and protect open space, wildlife habitat, working agricultural lands and the scenic and cultural values of Central Arizona for future generations.
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PRESIDENT'S 2015 FALL MESSAGE
Recently Central Arizona Land Trust received a very important letter (it even arrived via US Postal Service, as well as email).
This important letter advised us that our ‘pre-application’ for accreditation by the Land Trust Accreditation Commission, an independent program of the national Land Trust Alliance has been accepted. Continue...
In a strong bipartisan action, the Senate voted 65-33 today to pass the bill that will make the tax incentive for conservation easement donations permanent. This follows yesterday’s 318-109 vote in the House. This legislation has been a priority for the Land Trust Alliance for a decade, and it represents a huge win for conservation, for landowners and for the land trust community. Once signed into law the incentive will be applied retroactively to start Jan. 1, 2015.
Today’s vote also reauthorized the Land and Water Conservation Fund for three years and increased its funding from $306 million last year to $450 million this year.
Thank you to all who reached out to legislators to educate them about both the importance of this incentive and the critical role that land trusts play in communities across the country. And thank you to all those on Capitol Hill who are champions of conservation and this legislation.
The success of this initiative — and all of the programs the Land Trust Alliance delivers — are made possible by the generous support of our many partners, funders and donors.
Today is a great day for conservation!
The 2014 Farm Bill was a big win for the land trust community, providing billions of dollars for conservation, including $1 billion over ten years for conservation easements. Farm Bill programs create major opportunities for land trusts to protect high-priority farm and ranch lands, grasslands, wetlands and forests. The programs provide matching funds to conservation partners, so federal investments go further to protect America’s productive land.
Do you have a project that matches Farm Bill priorities? Here’s a breakdown of where to find funding. You can find more information through the Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS), which runs these programs. You can visit the dedicated Farm Bill web page at Land Trust Alliance here for more information.
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Want to help protect Central Arizona landscapes?
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 email@example.com to learn how you can make a real difference in preserving the Arizona we all love, now and for generations to come.
CONGRESS VOTES TO MAKE TAX INCENTIVE PERMANENT!!!
FARM BILL CONSERVATION PROGRAMS
CALT SEEKING NEW BOARD MEMBERS
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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.
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