A Secret Garden and a Home to Endangered Species
Nestled in the heart of Humboldt, the lushness of the Coldwater Farm allows you to feel as if you have entered the Secret Garden. Owners Garry and Denise Rogers chose to call their home Coldwater Farm, inspired by the flowing waters of the Agua Fria River that runs through their property. Noticing an abundance of bird species, Garry began keeping a bird list that is now up to 127 species. For instance, the southwestern willow flycatcher and the yellow-billed cuckoo are using the Coldwater Farm for breeding, according to surveys by the Audubon Society, Arizona Game and Fish Department, and the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service. These two species are considered Neotropical migrants and are listed as threatened and endangered, respectively.
Following the exciting results that the property was supporting two rare species, the Rogers Family contacted Central Arizona Land Trust (CALT) in 2017 to begin the process of placing a conservation easement on Coldwater Farm. The easement was completed in August 2019. Coldwater Farm has high potential for habitat improvement, thereby increasing plant and animal diversity and abundance across the property. Additionally, the water resources attached to the land will be protected by the new conservation easement, thus further supporting the conservation values.
The property is not open to public access. Please respect the rights of the landowner.
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CALT works with private landowners to develop conservation easements that protect open space, wildlife habitat, scenic views, and working farms and ranches in perpetuity.
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