Fredonia NRCD

Physical Features

 Elevation

1,250 ft. at the Colorado River to 9,100 ft. at the top of Lindberg Hill in Grand Canyon National Park

 Terrain

Varies from very rugged mountains and drainages, to low valleys

 Precipitation

Average of 3-20” annually, varying with elevation

Land Ownership in Fredonia

 Federal (BLM)                  1,389,446 acres

 State Trust                        134,631 acres

 Private                               110,361 acres

 Federal (NPS)                  658,706 acres

 Tribal                                   121,142 acres

 

The Fredonia NRCD was organized on June 17, 1943. Its boundaries include the area south of the Utah/Arizona State line and east of the Hurricane Cliffs, South to the Colorado River, following the river back to the Arizona/Utah border.

This area is within both Mohave and Coconino Counties. It en- compasses approximately 3,068,875 acres.

Conservation Practices on the Ground

  • Water Distribution for Livestock and Wildlife

  • Grazing Management

  • Brush Management

  • Fencing

Primary Resource Concerns

  • Inadequate Livestock Water

  • Soil Erosion

  • Plant Productivity

  • Water Quality

  • Noxious Weeds

District Highlights

The objective of the Fredonia Natural Resource Conservation District (NRCD) is to educate and assist cooperators and the general public on resource conservation and management.

The Fredonia District encompasses the land north of the Colorado River in the very northwestern part of the state. The land plant communities belong primarily to the Col- orado Plateau, which includes the salt desert shrub, the sagebrush grasslands, the pinion and juniper zone, and finally the ponderosa and mixed conifer communities in the higher elevations within the Kaibab National For- est and the Grand Canyon National Park.

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The District provides producers access to a wedge welder to weld plastic aprons that are used to construct water harvesting catchments, as well as herbicide backpack sprayers that are used to treat sagebrush communities to reduce competition and allow understory plants to increase. The district also provides producers access to a rangeland drill to help with their range seeding activities. This equipment helps promote conservation practices that address resource concerns. Another focus of the district is to provide educational opportunities to cooperators and local school activities by sponsoring workshops and working with Universities through the Extension program from both Utah and Arizona. These educational opportunities have provided useful information to hundreds of

District Contact Information

Rhea McCormick, Clerk

(928) 875-2898

M/A: P O Box 536, Fredonia, AZ 86022

fredonianrcd@gmail.com


 

Meeting Information

Time: 3rd Tuesday monthly @ 5:15 P.M.

Location: Fredonia NRCS office

143 S. Main St

Fredonia, AZ