May 4, 2018

An affinity for nature may be something you’re born with; it certainly seems that way for me. Volunteering for the Desert Foothills Land Trust has been a terrific way for me to deepen my connection with the Sonoran Desert, to sense its seasonal rhythms, and to feel as...

October 28, 2017

The Land Trust’s primary goal is the preservation of land, and that continues to be our goal relating to the Carefree Highlands Property. We intend to take any action we deem appropriate for an organization such as the DFLT to ensure this property is forever preserved.

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May 26, 2017

Saguaro Hill – officially known as the Caroline Bartol Preserve - is one of DFLT’s smallest properties, just over six acres, and, dating to 1997, it’s celebrating its 20th anniversary.  It’s also perhaps the land trust’s most urban holding, if that word makes any sense...

The journey to the infamous and iconic “Cave” on Cave Creek is an intensely rewarding adventure and hike for those who appreciate the enchanting history and enigmatic geology, flora, and fauna of the Cave Creek area. Steven Jones, Desert Foothills Land Trust naturalist...

February 22, 2017

Ah, spring, and the crocuses are peeping through the snow and the tulips are sending their first tender shoots through the melting crust. The daffodils are…

Whoa – hold on. That may be spring in much of the country, but not in the Sonoran Desert. Hikers here can expect...

February 15, 2017

As the Land Trust looks forward to celebrating the 21st year of our premiere fundraising event, Sonoran Stars, we thought it would be enjoyable to reminisce about our prior events.  Sonoran Stars, or as it was known back then, Sonoran Symphony, was first held in May 19...

January 10, 2017

It was not long ago that Arizona was known as the Wild West. This was mostly due to the beauty, mystery and ruggedness of our Sonoran Desert. Now construction and expansion threaten the beauty of our desert and all it has to offer. Our children see more shopping malls...

January 10, 2017

Now that we've said goodbye to 2016 and hello to 2017, we look forward to a new year full of possibilities and opportunities. There is one thing that no matter what is happening in your life, or what is going on in the world around you that you can count on, that is na...

January 10, 2017

In 1991 Desert Foothills Land Trust (Land Trust) became an incorporated nonprofit organization. From that moment on the Land Trust has worked diligently to protect  the natural beauty and wonder of the Sonoran Desert. The efforts of the Land Trust  gained financial sup...

January 9, 2017

The Sonoran Desert inspires artists from all over the world to capture its beauty and intrigue in many different facets.  Desert Foothills Land Trust is inviting artists to participate in the It’s Art for Land’s Sake event in March of 2017. The Land Trust is looking fo...

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