Carefree Heritage Preserve
This property has been a conservation priority for many, many years. It supports important wildlife habitat, including year-round surface water, as well as sensitive cultural resources. Desert Foothills Land Trust worked with the Town of Carefree and a private landowner to arrange the Town's purchase of 30 acres of land, as well as the donation of 10 acres to the Land Trust. The 40 acres are managed jointly by the Carefree and DFLT. Due to the rugged terrain, difficulty of access, and the sensitivity of the site, this property is not currently open to the public. However, we are developing a long-term management plan for this preserve, including incorporation of public access.
10 acres owned by DFLT / 30 acres owned by the Town of Carefree