VOTSQF worked through the AZGFD Adopt-a-Ranch Program to "adopt" La Cienega Ranch. The ranch is a solid working cattle ranch, with well-improved headquarters situated in the foothills of the Hualapai Mountains, with good water improvements, lots of new fencing and an airstrip.
La Cienega Ranch consists of 122.83+/- deeded acres, 13,843+/- acres of State of Arizona lease land, 69,390+/- acres of BLM grazing allotment, and approximately 86,302+/- acres of private unfenced adverse grazing land. The headquarters are centrally located at 3,500 elevation, 36 miles from Lake Havasu and 25 minutes from Kingman, AZ. Elevations range from just below 2,000 to just over 7,000 with the majority of the ranch between 3,500-4,500. This ranch covers an area where the Mojave and Sonoran Deserts converge; grass, browse and succulents abound. They currently have around 500 head of cattle grazing.
We went out for the day and picked up old barbwire fencing, posts, trash and a ton of old water lines. We figured out a game plan to remove a very large old water tank but we can't do that until the monsoon rains make it safe to use a plasma cutter.