Conserving Arizonaï¿½s Land and Water Initiative
April 23, 2008
The Nature Conservancyï¿½s Arizona Director discusses an initiative petition drive his organization has launched. If successful, it will place a proposition on Novemberï¿½s general election ballot asking voters to amend the State Constitution to allow 570,000 acres of state trust land to be set aside for permanent conservation. More than ten million acres of trust land were given to Arizona by the federal government at statehood. Theyï¿½re held in trust, leased and sold by the State Land Department to raise money for public schools and other beneficiaries.