The Cates property lies south of Colossal Cave Mountain Park and is entirely within a Biological Core area of the Conservation Lands System. It contains Priority Conservation Areas for several priority vulnerable species, including cactus-ferruginous pygmy owl, Swainson’s hawk, lesser long-nosed bat, pale Townsend’s big-eared bat, Mexican long-tongued bat, western red bat, and the Mexican garter snake.

Date Acquired: May 25, 2006

Cost: $132,957

Cost Per Acre: $3,409

Acres: 39

Type: Fee

Bond Category: Habitat Protection Priority