Gila Bend NRCD

The Gila Bend NRCD is a large district located in lower Gila River Val-ley and the desert areas to the south. Most of the District is arid shrublands with some irrigated farming and dairies along the Gila Riv- Since most of the land outside the farming area is federal land and much of it is in wildlife preserves or military reservations, the

Conservation Practices on the Ground

  • Improved Irrigation Management and Efficiencies

  • Soil Conservation

  • Protecting Groundwater Resources

  • Rural and Urban Conservation Education

Primary Resource Concerns

  • Water Availability/Quantity/Quality

  • Soil Erosion

  • Best Management Practices

  • Educational Programs

District Highlights

The District takes the lead in organizing and facilitating technical assistance and cost sharing for its coop- erators to implement conservation practices designed to conserve water and increase crop yields. Such practices include irrigation water delivery systems, sprinklers, crop rotations, land leveling, and other measures to improve agricultural viability.

The District cooperates with the Buckeye Valley NRCD in operating an education center which provides information to schools, community or- ganizations, and other entities to ex-
plain how agriculture benefits the local economy and what it is doing to make farming more efficient and environ-mentally friendly.

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District Contact Information

Sharon Fisher, Clerk
(928) 333-4941 ext. 3
sharon.fisher@az.nacdnet.net


P.O. Box 329, Spingerville, AZ 85938