Funding

Arizona Land and Water Trust is dedicated to keeping ranchland and farms in private ownership.

Land Protection

The Trust helps structure, negotiate, and complete land transactions that help protect natural areas.

Expertise

With 30-plus years of experience, The Trust offers its partners expertise to protect their lands.

Desert Rivers Program

Return to For Landowners Through the use of short-term water lease agreements, we are addressing both the needs of local agricultural producers and the needs of river systems by compensating farmers and ranchers who put water back instream to support ...

The Family Ranchland Protection Fund

Back to For Landowners. In Arizona the landscape is changing rapidly. In Southern Arizona growth is splintering working ranchland and farms into smaller and smaller pieces. Cochise County lost 27% of its farmland in the five years between 1997 and ...

Ranching Into the Future

Return to For Landowners Ranchers and farmers who have been working the land for generations are excellent land stewards. ¬†However, with costs of running a sustainable operation on the rise, and urban encroachment reducing open space throughout the West, Arizona …

Triangle Bar

In 2007, the owners of the Triangle Bar Ranch approached Arizona Land and Water Trust to explore available options to permanently protect their ranching operation. The Trust, in partnership with the Arizona Game and Fish Department, fulfilled a longtime goal …

High Haven Ranch

Located adjacent the Las Cienegas National Conservation Area in the Sonoita area south of Tucson, this protected acreage adds to over 100 acres on the ranch previously established under conservation easement in 2006. Partial funding for this project was provided …