Landowner Relations Program
The Landowner Relations Program has primary responsibility within the Department for working with the state's private landowners. The program has grown significantly in recent years offering new alternatives and larger projects to all the cooperators. The focus on offering more to our partners requires capitalizing on outside funding sources that have allowed the LRP to more than quadruple the budget of the program. The current program effectively implements more than $2 million annually toward a variety of habitat and land conservation projects.
Landowner Lessee / Sportsman Relations Committee – Works on access and landowner relations. Committee members include AZGFD, state and federal land management agencies, sportsmen, and livestock growers/private landowners. View minutes from past meetings.
For information including funding sources, eligibility requirements, project information and contact information, select a program listed below.
Video produced by our partners at the Arizona Lottery describing how lottery dollars (through the voter-approved Heritage Fund) help support cooperative work with landowners to benefit wildlife and outdoor recreation.
Web-based mapping tool that provides hunters, anglers, and other outdoor recreationists with access information to and through private lands at azaccessmap.com.
Landowner Compact – Read about the Landowner Compact and the ranches that are members. Learn more
Landowner Incentive Program – The Landowner Incentive Program (LIP) focuses on "at risk" species and habitats in the state. Learn more
Access Program – The Access Program focuses on retaining or gaining access through private property. Learn more
NRCS Farm Bill Program – The NRCS Farm Bill program emphasizes the opportunities available to landowners through partnering efforts with state and federal funds. Learn more
Adopt-A-Ranch and Landowner Respect Programs – The Adopt-A-Ranch and Landowner Respect Programs focus on ethics and outreach for volunteers and outdoor recreation groups. Adopt-A-Ranch | Landowner Respect
Big Game Donation Fund – Big Game Donation fund focuses on habitat improvements for big game species across the state. Learn more
Another method, which some sportsmen successfully use to gain access across or to private lands, is to directly ask the landowner for permission. A personal visit is usually more effective than a phone call. Ask permission in advance and at a convenient time for the landowner. Go prepared with a Respect Program Courtesy Card.
Landowner Signs – View samples