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    October 11, 2010, 12:27

    Superstition Area Land Trust Our Commitment The mission of the Superstition Area Land Trust is to promote the preservation of the natural Sonoran Desert…

    • Mission Statement 

      October 11, 2010, 12:27

      The primary mission of the Superstition Area Land Trust is to assure the long-term conservation, preservation, and management of natural open spaces surrounding…

    • Land Trusts 

      October 11, 2010, 12:27

      Land Trusts are private, tax exempt, non-profit organizations. They focus on a non-adversarial approach and work in cooperation with landowners, ranchers and…

    • Area Map 

      December 13, 2009, 20:06

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    • Gold Canyon Watershed 

      December 13, 2009, 20:05

      The Gold Canyon Watershed is adjacent to the community of Gold Canyon. The Watershed constitutes a complete ecological system of washes, mountains, hills and…

    • Reeds Water Area 

      December 13, 2009, 20:05

      REEDS WATER AREA Reeds Water is a beautiful riparian area on the south central boundary of the Superstition Wilderness. Seasonal water flows in nearby…

    • Site Traffic 

      December 14, 2009, 00:45

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      January 22, 2010, 19:41

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  • Donate to SALT 

    May 20, 2013, 09:46

    SALT relies on individual donations (called sponsors) for maintaining an operational budget.  You can help with a donation using your credit card or Pay…

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  • Area Land Plan 

    December 13, 2009, 22:00

    STUDY PREPARED BY David Longey, Planning Consultant with DESIGN WORKSHOP GIS Consultants and Ward Brady PhD Resources Consultant photography copyright…

    • Study Intent 

      December 13, 2009, 23:50

      STUDY INTENT The study was developed to provide Pinal County, State and local decision makers and the people of Arizona with definitive data to aid in land…

    • Study Area Description 

      December 13, 2009, 22:38

      The Study Area for the Superstition Area Land Plan includes 105 square miles. The area is bordered on the north by the Superstition Wilderness Area, on the…

    • Grazing & Mining Leases 

      December 13, 2009, 23:15

      - Inventory Map - Grazing & Mining Leases Several ranching operations exist within the Study Area. These ranchers control grazing lease rights to all…

    • Roads & Trails 

      December 13, 2009, 23:16

      ROADS & TRAILS The common modes of circulation within the Study Area are by automobile, bicycle, hiking and horseback. PRIMARY ROADS The primary…

    • Utilities & Services 

      December 13, 2009, 23:18

      UTILITIES & SERVICES Generally, the Study Area lacks sufficient utilities and services to support urban development, with the exception, of the Gold…

    • Scenic Features 

      December 13, 2009, 23:21

      SCENIC FEATURES Weavers Needle, Cathedral Rock and other such scenic features are highly recognized within the Superstition Mountains. There are also many…

    • Geology 

      December 13, 2009, 23:22

      GEOLOGY The Basin and Range Province, contains the Superstition Mountain Range. This range has a northwest to southeast alignment, with foothills and alluvial…

    • Soils 

      December 13, 2009, 23:23

      SOILS There are six main soil associations within the Study Area. While the exact type of soil at any particular place is not documented, the pattern of…

    • Streams & Springs 

      December 13, 2009, 23:25

      STREAMS & SPRINGS Water sources within the Study Area consist of streams (washes), springs, and water tanks or ponds. STREAMS The Study Area's…

    • Drainages & Floodplains 

      December 13, 2009, 23:26

      DRAINAGES & FLOODPLAINS The Study Area's drainage is characterized by washes (ephemeral streams) that drain out of the Superstition Mountains into the…

    • Vegetation 

      December 13, 2009, 23:28

      VEGETATION The natural vegetation of the Study Area is characteristic of the Sonoran Desert Scrub (Arizona Upland Subdivision).   PERENNIAL SPECIES …

    • Wildlife 

      December 13, 2009, 23:31

      WILDLIFE Wildlife within the Study Area depend on the vegetation communities to meet basic food and cover needs. Habitat quality depends on plant species…

    • Archaeology & History 

      December 13, 2009, 23:32

      ARCHAEOLOGY & HISTORY The archaeological and historical significance of the Study Area is extremely important. There are numerous archaeological and…

    • Scenic Quality 

      December 13, 2009, 23:33

      SCENIC QUALITY Scenic quality is perhaps best described as the overall impression retained after driving through, walking through, or flying over an area of…

    • Recreation & Tourism 

      December 13, 2009, 23:35

      RECREATION & TOURISM The Tonto National Forest and the Superstition Wilderness are major recreational attractions, drawing visitors from all over the…

  • Conservation 

    December 15, 2009, 20:45

    This year, the Superstition Area Land Trust has worked diligently to carry out our mission of long-term conservation, preservation and management of natural…

    • Our Future 

      December 13, 2009, 20:07

      Our Immediate Goals  To raise money to buy critical private lands near Peralta Trailhead and place them under a Conservation Easement. To work with the…

    • Tony Ranch 

      December 15, 2009, 20:51

      Tony Ranch Update On the 3rd of May, landscape architects and architects from Moore/Swick Partnership and SALT Board Member Lynn Miller hiked into Tony…

    • Tony Ranch Policy 

      November 14, 2011, 18:15

      SALT Tony Ranch Policy In August 2008, Superstition Area Land Trust (SALT) purchased the 78.05-acre parcel of land known as Tony Ranch.  SALT was able to…

    • Silly Mountain 

      December 15, 2009, 20:52

       Silly Mountain Trail Map IT’S A DRY HEAT Silly Mountain Restoration Update Cyndi Ruehl, Restoration Ecologist I have heard, “Gee whiz, that old…

    • Lost Goldmine Trail 

      December 15, 2009, 20:52

      This trail, built by SALT volunteers, extends five miles from a trailhead on Cloudview Drive along the base of the Superstition Mountain to a trailhead on…

    • Outpost 

      July 22, 2013, 20:19

      Outpost Update Duane Dunning Things are happening at SALT’s Outpost property! Over the summer we had a set of plans created for a Ramada to cover the…

  • Outreach 

    February 16, 2010, 21:05

    Outreach is always a key element of many of the conservation initiatives we support.  Each year, the Superstition Area Land Trust supports several conservati…

    • Taste of the Superstitions 2010 

      February 16, 2010, 20:17

      “Taste of the Superstitions” Event Features Tom Kollenborn, Honors Rosemary Shearer Over 200 guests were entertained and educated by Tom Kollenborn…

    • SALT/Soroptimist Partnership 

      March 2, 2010, 21:58

      Footprints Matter Sets a New State Record! January 21, 2010 In a conversation with a Bill Webster of the Arizona State Land Office, Sue Schaffer was asked…

    • Silly Mountain Interpretive Trail 

      April 6, 2010, 23:26

      New Silly Mountain Interpretive Trail Completed By Barry Peebles, SALT Board Member A new Interpretive Trail at Silly Mountain Park, built in partnership…

    • "Seed Ball" 

      September 11, 2012, 15:11

      April 2013 Cub Scouts Make Seed Balls to Help with Restoration of Silly Mountain Harriette Downing, SALT Education Chair SALT’s Education…

    • Exploring the Hieroglyphic Trail 

      December 6, 2012, 08:34

      Do you know what you call a group of Giant Saguaros? Read closely to find the answer within this article or ask any of the approximately 25 enthusiastic…

    • Resolution Copper Mine 

      July 22, 2013, 20:27

      Tailings forum moved to Wednesday, Aug. 14 The next Resolution Copper public forum will discuss issues surrounding tailings storage. It will take place from…

    • SALT Seeks Event-Fundraising Team 

      October 13, 2010, 19:39

      SALT Seeks Event-Fundraising Chair, Team If you have good organizational skills, enjoy working with people, and have a desire to contribute in a meaningful…

  • Take Action 

    December 15, 2009, 07:58

    SALT offers numerous opportunities in which you can help sustain the beauty of the Superstition Wilderness area.  From volunteering in conservation efforts to…

    • Sponsor 

      December 13, 2009, 21:06

      ALL DONATIONS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE Superstition Area Land Trust (SALT) is a 501(c)(3), tax deductible non-profit organization dedicated to conserving our…

    • Volunteer 

      December 13, 2009, 23:57

      Please fill out the form below or download the Volunteer Application to send by mail

  • Contact SALT 

    December 15, 2009, 08:22

    Superstition Area Land Trust PO Box 582 Apache Junction, AZ 85117 SALT is a 501(c)(3) non profit organization OFFICERS Tom McDonald - President &…

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  • Category: Newsletters  (14)
    • Spring 2013 by: admin

      May 8, 2013, 06:48

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      March 17, 2011, 21:51

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      January 22, 2011, 11:52

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      October 7, 2010, 00:28

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      March 20, 2010, 22:11

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      January 8, 2010, 19:15

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      December 13, 2009, 22:26

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      December 13, 2008, 22:25

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      March 13, 2008, 22:22

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      November 13, 2007, 22:20

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  • Category: News Releases  (2)
    • Superstition Area Land Trust ‘Outpost’ Property by: admin

      October 11, 2010, 12:27

      Superstition Area Land Trust ‘Outpost’ Property By Tom McDonald S.A.L.T. President In April of 2002 S.A.L.T. purchased a five acre parcel of land…

    • SALT News Releases by: charlie

      January 15, 2010, 22:09

      03/30/2010  A new Interpretive Trail at Silly Mountain Park, built in partnership by Superstition Area Land Trust (SALT) and the Apache Junction Parks and…