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This report describes the economic benefits of open space and trails in Pinal County, Arizona.

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The final phase of the 139-acre Packard Ranch property has been protected, The Trust for Public Land and United States Forest Service announced today.

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Cox Communications, in partnership with The Trust for Public Land, today launched Arizona's first annual Cox Conserves Heroes awards program. Two individuals will be recognized as Arizona's Cox Conserves Heroes, and a total of $14,000 will be donated to local environmental nonprofits.

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The Trust for Public Land (TPL), the Arizona Game and Fish Department (AGFD), and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced today the permanent protection of 874 acres of ranchland in Santa Cruz County. The property, valued at $2.25 million, lies in the foothills of the Santa Rita Mountains and was part of the historic 20,000-acre Salero Ranch that is currently being subdivided and sold as 40-acre ranchettes.

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Last night, the Nogales City Council meeting approved the use of nearly $900,000 for the construction of a new city park, where residents can look forward to some spectacular new public park facilities in their community. The Council voted on the use of funds to create the new park on the City's 22-acre property located along Western Avenue, located just east of Interstate 19.

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TPL and the Arizona Game and Fish Department announced today the permanent protection of 2,628 acres of ranchland in Santa Cruz County. The property, valued at $3.7 million, lies in the foothills of the Santa Rita Mountains and was part of the historic 20,000-acre Salero Ranch that is currently being subdivided and sold as 40-acre ranchetttes. Conservation of the property prevents residential development in this nationally-renowed birding area encompassing Coal Mine Canyon.

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TPL announced today that a $750,000 grant awarded by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to the Arizona Game and Fish Department will protect land to aid in the recovery of the endangered Gila topminnow in Santa Cruz County.

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Pima County and the Trust for Public Land (TPL) announced today the purchase and permanent protection of 700 acres in the Tucson Mountains as part of the Sweetwater Preserve. The property, valued at $11,730,000, is the largest remaining tract of undeveloped land in the Tucson Mountains and is home to several vanishing wildlife species including cactus pygmy owl, desert tortoise, and Gila monster. Located three miles outside of Tucson's city limits, and just a 1/2 mile from both Saguaro National Park and the area's newest residential subdivision, the property offers hiking, wildlife viewing, and horseback riding opportunities for nearby residents and visitors.

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TPL and the U.S. Forest Service today announced the protection of a critical 88-acre parcel of land in the Red Rock area of the Coconino National Forest. The property is among some of the most scenic landscapes in the Sedona Red Rock area. Large red sandstone cliffs adjacent to the property provide access to the Red Rock Secret Mountain Wilderness via the Loy Butte Trail.