This historic ranch headquarters is wholly surrounded by the 71,000-acre Aqua Fria National Monument, which contains critical wildlife habitat and an extensive network of Native American sites. At the request of the Bureau of Land Management, which manages the monument, and the Arizona Game and Fish Department, which would like to use the headquarters for public education and research, The Trust for Public Land refinanced the owner in order to halt a scheduled foreclosure auction and worked with the two agencies to acquire and protect the ranch. In March 2011, ownership of the land was transferred to Arizona's Department of Fish and Game for permanent protection.
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