In partnership with the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the Trust assisted in expanding protected areas within the Ironwood Forest National Monument. Previously a privately owned inholding, this property is now permanently incorporated into the Monument. The Waterman Property contains pristine Sonoran Desert vegetation and wildlife habitat and is home to dense stands of ironwood trees reaching over 800-years in age and rocky slopes located in the heart of the Waterman Mountains, also providing habitat for the last endemic population of Desert Bighorn Sheep in the Tucson basin. Federally protected species live on and around the property, including the Nichol’s Turk’s head cactus and the lesser long-nosed bat. The property also provides recreational and educational opportunities for Tucson residents and visitors alike.
Type: Owned by BLM