District Meeting Notice
Date, Time, Location:
1st Thursday of every month
NRCD Office - 306 S. Ocotillo Ave., #10A-Benson
Agenda & Minutes Physically Posted Here:
About the District
The San Pedro Natural Resource Conservation District (NRCD) provides its community, ranchers, farmers, and local landowners information on conservation programs available through the Farm Bill and other state and private programs including, but not limited to EIP, Water Quality Initiative, Conservation Stewardship Programs, Water Quality, and Working Lands for Wildlife.
The District area has seen an increase in population and subdivisions due to the growth of nearby urban areas and increase of winter visitors. This has diverted the focus of the District from the traditional emphasis on ranching and farming to concerns over water use and other issues related to the population increase.
The District facilitates securing technical assistance and financial assistance for landowners for fencing, water developments, brush control, and wildlife habitat improvement. It also has an active Environmental Education Center that provides information to the general public and youth organizations on the agricultural industry and the benefits of conservation of water and other resources.
Upland Vegetation Composition
Improved Irrigation Management & Efficiencies
Primary Resource Concerns
Water Availability, Quantity, & Quality
Noxious and Invasive Plants
The San Pedro District is located in the middle San Pedro River Valley. The valley supports grassland on the lower slopes and ranges up into oak woodland and some forest on higher mountains. An important resource is the San Pedro riparian system which has gallery forest of cottonwood and willows along with some perennial stretches of the River.
Land ownership in the District is a mix of private, state, and federal lands. Land use is primarily for livestock grazing, wildlife habitat, and outdoor recreation.
- Sharon Reid, Chairman
- George Monzingo, Secretary/Treasurer
- Robert Barnes, Supervisor
- Jim Wisby, Supervisor
- Shelby Thwaits, Supervisor