On February 22, 2005 the County purchased the King 98 Ranch. This Ranch is located in the Altar Valley, south of Ajo Highway and west of Sassabe Highway, near Three Points. The purchase includes 1,034 acres of fee land, 3,096 acres of State grazing lease land, and 410 acres of State agricultural lease land. Acquisition of this property will prevent development of the property, provide the potential for restoration opportunities along the Brawley Wash, expand existing County investments in the area, and will assist in preventing the movement of development south along the Sassabe Highway corridor.
Date Acquired: March 18, 2005
Cost Per Acre: $2,033
Acres: 4,308 (1,039 fee and 3,269 grazing lease)
Type: Fee and grazing lease
Bond Category: Habitat Protection Priority