The Trust is working with local conservation advocates to protect Picture Canyon.
Picture Canyon has been listed on the National Historic Register since 2008. Over the last decade, conservation efforts for Picture Canyon have included:
- An archaeological survey and inventory of the nationally recognized type-site for Northern Sinagua rock art
- Restoration of a key segment of the Rio de Flag Greenbelt and enhancement of riparian vegetation
- Improvements to the regional trail system to provide connectivity to the Flagstaff Loop Trail, the Arizona Trail, and the Flagstaff Urban Trail System
The Trust is also working to protect Fort Tuthill, which provides critical habitat links.
Our work is focusing on achieving two objectives: ensuring the integrity of the Fort Tuthill Historic District’s cultural landscape and conserving open lands to maintain critical wildlife corridors. The state trust lands at Fort Tuthill provide linkages between the Rio de Flag–Sinclair Wash corridor and the northern reach of the Oak Creek Canyon corridor. These corridors support habitat and safe movement for deer, elk, bear, mountain lion, and other native wildlife between the San Francisco Peaks and the Mogollon Rim above Oak Creek.