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Sopori Ranch

This property falls entirely within the Conservation Lands System, containing Important Riparian, Biological Core, and Multiple Use Management Areas. The Sopori Wash runs through the Ranch and is one of only a few remaining shallow groundwater dependent riparian areas in Pima County. Priority Conservation Areas for the Abert’s Towhee, Bell’s vireo, western yellow-billed cuckoo, cactus ferruginous pygmy-owl, lesser long-nosed bat, Swainson’s hawk and rufous-winged sparrow are present here. Finally, this area is home to an important wildlife linkage between the Cerro Colorado Mountains and Tumacacori Mountains.

Date Acquired: January 2, 2009

Cost: $18,602,695

Acres: 14,615 total (4,135 fee and 10,480 grazing lease)

Price Per Acre: $4,498

Type: Fee and Grazing Lease

Bond Category: Habitat Protection Priority

Sopori Ranch - Joseph Belfiore
Photo by Joseph Belfiore

Sopori Ranch - Joseph Belfiore
Photo by Joseph Belfiore

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