Jim Holway speaks March 14 on Arizona’s water challenges

Will water availability limit future population and economic growth in our desert environment? Jim Holway, director of the new Babbitt Center for Land and Water Policy at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, will address that and more at the March 14 SALT Speakers Series event. The talk, co-sponsored by the Superstition Area Land Trust […]

ASU professor Steven Semken speaks about Arizona volcanoes Feb. 28

“Volcanism in Arizona” will be the Feb. 28th talk in the SALT Speakers Series. The series is co-sponsored by the Superstition Area Land Trust and the Apache Junction Parks and Recreation Department. The presentation will be 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Wednesday in room B-118 of the Apache Junction Multi-generational Center, 1035 N. Idaho Road. Talks generally […]

Tonight: Birds of the Sonoran Desert topic of SALT lecture by Vera Walters

Did you know that Arizona has more species of hummingbirds and owls than any other state? Do you know the birds that visit your yard? The Jan. 24 Superstition Area Land Trust lecture is an opportunity to learn more about the many unique birds of the Sonoran Desert, especially the ones in your backyard. Our experienced […]

Superstition Area Land Trust preserving open spaces

Editor’s note: The Apache Junction/Gold Canyon Independent e-mailed more than a dozen local nonprofits a list of questions. This is from The Superstition Area Land Trust. The Superstition Area Land Trust, an all-volunteer 501(c)3 organization, was formed in the early 1990s with a primary mission “… to conserve the natural Sonoran Desert open spaces surrounding the Superstition […]

Tonight: Ranching in the Superstitions subject of Nov. 29 SALT seminar

The Quarter Circle U Ranch at the end of Peralta Road is one of the oldest continuously operated cattle operations in Arizona.  Chuck Backus, owner for the last 40 years, will discuss the history and current operations of this arid ranch in modern times in the next SALT Speakers Series talk at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, […]

Wildlife of the Superstitions area topic of Nov. 8 SALT presentation

Have you ever wondered what wildlife lives in the Superstition Foothills area of the Sonoran Desert? Kriselle Colvin, who is wildlife manager III in Region VI of the Arizona Game and Fish Department, will provide some answers to that question during her 6:30 p.m. Nov. 8 presentation for the SALT speakers series. The series is […]

‘When the desert gets developed, where does the water go?’ topic of Oct. 11 seminar

Are you interested in local government efforts to promote and protect the public’s health, peace, safety, comfort, and convenience in the face of development? Could revision of the Pinal County drainage ordinances possibly serve such lofty purposes? Christopher Wanamaker is shepherding these revisions through the approval process. By regulating grading and drainage of all land […]

Superstition Area Land Trust Board members sought

The Superstition Area Land Trust Board of Directors is seeking to expand and diversify in numbers and representation of the communities we serve. Our mission is to conserve the natural Sonoran Desert open spaces surrounding the Superstition Wilderness Area for this and future generations. We are looking for people with: •a passion for the conservation […]