SDCP desert scene  - Illustration by Bill Singleton
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Sonoran Desert Conservation Plan

Land Conservation Programs and Property Highlights

1997 Open Space Bond Program

2004 Conservation Acquisition Bond Program

Property Highlights by Reserve

Cienega Valley – Empire Ranch Reserve
Bar V Ranch
Sands Ranch
Clyne Ranch
Empirita Ranch
Colossal Cave Mountain Park Expansion
Cienega Creek Natural Preserve Expansion
Acquisitions that Contribute to Reserve

Upper Santa Cruz and Southern Altar Valley Reserve
Marley Ranch Conservation Area
Rancho Seco
Sopori Ranch
Raúl M. Grijalva Canoa Ranch Conservation Park

Northern Altar Valley Reserve
Buckelew Farm
King 98 Ranch
Diamond Bell Ranch
Acquisitions That Contribute to the Reserve

Tucson Mountains Reserve
Tucson Mountain Park Expansion
Sweetwater Preserve
Acquisitions that Contribute to the Reserve

Tortolita Reserve

Tortolita Mountains
Acquisitions that Contribute to the Reserve
Wildlife Corridors

San Pedro Valley Reserve
Six Bar Ranch
A7 Ranch
Agua Caliente Wash and Tanque Verde Creek
Pima County’s Pima Pineapple Cactus Mitigation Bank


Historic Preservation Bond Program
Cultural and Historic Property Highlights

Fort Lowell
Mission Gardens at Mission San Agustin del Tucson
Dakota Wash
Valencia Archaeological Site
Los Morteros
Tumamoc Hill
Coyote Mountains Archaeological Complex: Old Hayhook Ranch
Honey Bee Village
Steam Pump Ranch
Pantano Townsite

Floodprone Land Acquisition Program
Black Wash
Cañada del Oro
Purchases that Expand Existing Conservation Areas

Davis-Monthan Air Force Base Urban Encroachment Prevention Bond Program

Public Oversight of Bond Programs

Special Feature

Defining Moments: The Evolution of Conservation and Land Use Planning in Pima County

Economics Benefits of Conservation

Measuring our Progress

Our Partners in Conservation

The Path Ahead



i. Full List of 1997 and 2004 Conservation Acquisition Bond Program Properties
Acquired and Purchase Costs

ii. 1997 Open Space Bond Program Properties Map.
iii. 2004 Conservation Acquisition Bond Program Properties Map
iv. Ranch access maps

v. Recreational Use Grid
vi. Past Open Space Planning Efforts
vii. Endangered, Threatened and Priority Vulnerable Species of Pima County




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