Arizona State Parks and Trails Welcomes New Board Member

September 7, 2021

PHOENIX – Sarah King is the newest member appointed to the Arizona State Parks and Trails Board by Governor Doug Ducey.

King is a rancher in southern Arizona and the executive director of the Altar Valley Conservation Alliance. She joined the Altar Valley Conservation Alliance staff team in 2011 as the community outreach and education coordinator, and became the executive director in January 2020. The Alliance is a collaborative conservation organization founded in 1995 by ranchers in the Altar Valley to conserve the 600,000 acre watershed for future generations.

“We welcome Sarah to the Arizona State Parks Board and know that her ongoing dedication to the state and our efforts will make her a valuable member of the team,” said Executive Director Bob Broscheid. “Her commitment to conservation efforts combined with her love of the outdoors demonstrates her ability to serve in this role.”

King and her family are part of a multi-generational ranching family to live on the Anvil Ranch, which was founded in 1895. She serves on the boards of the Arizona Farm Bureau, Pima & Santa Cruz County Farm Bureau, and the Friends of the Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge. She is also part of the Western Landowners’ Alliance On Land Editorial Board. In January 2021, she was recognized by the Society for Range Management, Arizona Section for Outstanding Service.

King received her degree in history from Davidson College in 2008. Prior to working on the Anvil and with the Alliance, she was a backcountry horseback guide on guest ranches in Montana and Arizona.

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