Big or small, Arizona land trusts increasingly are meeting the needs of their communities through partnerships, engagement and outreach.
That’s about 2,098,736 football fields!
Arizona land trusts are community-led and supported and protect lands and waters that help the entire state.
44 years old (1978)
19 years old (2003)
29 years old
Acre by acre, land trusts are helping to conserve Arizona lands, waters and ways of life.
Disclaimer: Land trusts conserve land in many different ways and every project is unique. Category totals may change depending on how acres are reported by survey respondents to reflect the most current data and minimize double-counting. In some instances, the total may be greater than the sum of the separate categories due to organizations that provided total acres not broken down by category.
This information reflects data collected in the National Land Trust Census, the longest-running comprehensive survey of private land conservation in America. Learn more about the Census and see which land trusts participated in the 2020 National Land Trust Census.
Land trusts across the state are helping find solutions to some of Arizona's most pressing issues.
Saving family farms and ranches: The accredited Arizona Land & Water Trust has grown the conservation community, breaking barriers and forging new alliances across the state. Even with people who describe themselves as hard-headed cowboys.Read more
Conserving wildlife habitat: The accredited Central Arizona Land Trust teamed up with Camp Navajo-Arizona National Guard, the Army National Guard and Coconino County to permanently protect an important wildlife corridor for elk, pronghorn antelope and other large mammals, and ensure the long-term, compatible land uses to sustain state and national security objectives at Camp Navajo.Read more
Land Trust Alliance member land trusts, listed below, commit to adopting Land Trust Standards and Practices as their guiding principles.