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​The Superstition Foothills


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Photo by  Joanne West

As urban sprawl creeps eastward from the Phoenix suburbs, pressure from developers to buy state trust land increases. Recognizing that these boundary state trust lands were vulnerable, the Superstition Area Land Trust began working with local, county, state and federal entities to conserve the land as natural open space.

In 1993, the Superstition Area Land Trust (SALT)  was born when concerned residents Anne Coe, Rosemary Shearer, Phyllis Summers, George Johnston, Tom Kollenborn and others created a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational corporation to protect and preserve Arizona State Trust Lands bordering the southern slope of the Superstition Wilderness Area.

This land is pristine Sonoran Desert foothills, rich in native habitat, wildlife, and watersheds. It is a small portion of the over 9 million acres managed by the Arizona State Land Department whose mandate is to use state trust land ‘for the sole purpose of generating revenues’ for beneficiaries such as Arizona K-12 education. 
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