Conserving Arizona's Future
The effort to reform our State Trust Land system is reaching new heights and achieving great success! According to Diana Rhoades of the Sonoran Institute, the hard work of thousands of volunteers garnered well over 200,000 petition signatures which means that after the July 6th deadline, the Secretary of State should have the requisite 180,000 signatures necessary to get the initiative on the November ballot.
The initiative, when passed by voters in November, will change the
state constitution regarding State Trust lands. Currently, those lands
must be utilized in order to “maximize revenue.” In these times of
rapid growth in the state, that often means selling the lands to the
highest bidder at public auction. The initiative will conserve 694,000
acres of the 9 million state trust lands.
The effort to pass the initiative is now in need of your support more
than ever! To donate time or money to the campaign, please contact:
Diana Rhoades at The Sonoran Institute 520-290-0828 or at
You may also refer to the Conserving Arizona’s Future
website for more information.