The Sands Ranch is contained entirely within a Multiple Use Management Area and also contains Important Riparian Areas. It support nine priority vulnerable species, and contains Priority 1 Conservation Areas for the pale Townsend’s big-eared bat, Bell’s vireo, Swainson’s hawk and desert box turtle. The parcel is adjacent to the Las Cienegas National Conservation Area and borders the western boundary of the Coronado National Forest.
Date Acquired: December 30, 2008
Cost Per Acre: $4,169
Acres: 5,240 (5,040 fee and 200 deed restrictions)
Bond Category: Habitat Protection Priority
Additional Reports: Sand Ranch Acquisition Report (Pima County)