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LANDS WE PROTECT

Since 1991, Desert Foothills Land Trust has permanently protected over 900 acres of sensitive land in the Sonoran Desert. We steward 27 preserves, many of which are open to the public for exploration and recreation. Others are privately owned and forever protected by a conservation easement. Access to the privately owned properties is by permission of the property owner and the Land Trust only. While we encourage you to visit our open properties often, for the sake of the fauna, flora and our future generations, we ask that you follow our "leave no trace" policy by leaving only footprints and taking only photos. 

Map to properties open to the public

You are always welcome to enjoy our trails at the Jewel of the Creek Preserve, PA Seitts Preserve at Go John Canyon and Saguaro Hill. Several other preserves are also open to the public, although with limited parking or trail access. Preserve hours may vary, see our preserve page for additional information.