Chino Winds NRCD

District Meeting Notice

Date, Time, Location:

January 11, 2022, 9:00-11:00 AM

U of A Extension Office

840 Rodeo Dr. Prescott, AZ 86305


Agenda & Minutes Physically Posted Here:

8841 E Florentine Rd STE C Prescott Valley, AZ 86314

About the District

Chino Winds NRCD was organized in June of 1945, and is located in the north and central area of Yavapai County. It contains 2.7 million acres of private and state land which in-cludes boundaries north of Black Canyon City to Seligman, and west of the Verde Valley area, and south to the Congress area of Arizona.

Most of the District is comprised of rangeland, characterized by grassland, chaparral, and other vegetation types. Increasingly, urban development and subdivision of private lands are having impacts on these land uses. New highway construction to accommodate increased population has also im-pacted rangelands.

Physical Features

  • Elevation: 2,500 to 6,000 ft. 
  • Terrain: Desert to mountains; home to the largest chaparrals in the U.S.
  • Precipitation: Average 17″ annually

Land Use

Land ownership is a mixture of private, state, and federal lands. Dominant land use in the District is for ranching and outdoor recreation,including hunting, hiking, and camping.

Conservation Practices

  • Water Developments for Livestock/Wildlife

  • Fencing/Grazing Management

  • Improved Crop Irrigation Management

  • Solar and Fossil Fuel

Primary Resource Concerns

  • Reliable Water Resources

  • Soil Erosion

  • Noxious and Invasive Plants

  • Recreation/Deterioration of Natural Resources

District Highlights

The District works cooperatively with the National Resources Conservation Service to provide technical assistance and cost sharing for conservation practices , primarily on private and state lands. Practices include prescribed grazing, brush control, fencing, and water developments and noxious weed control. Recent droughts have significantly increased the frequency and intensity of wildfires, and when heavy thunderstorms follow, damage from flooding and erosion is significant.

The District seeks to mitigate these impacts through cooperation with the NRCS and other agencies to provide education, technical assistance, and funding.

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Board Members

  • Bert Teskey
  • Gail Steigner
  • Trudy Birkemeyer
  • Enoch Malouff

District Contact Information

Wendy Chavey, Clerk

(928) 910-4482

Meeting Agendas

Meeting Minutes

WYCEC Minutes