Triangle NRCD

District Meeting Notice

Date, Time, Location:

Best Management Practices Workshop

November 9, 2021, 9:00-11:00 AM

U of A Extension Office

840 Rodeo Dr. Prescott, AZ


Agenda & Minutes Physically Posted Here:

8841 E Florentine Rd STE C Prescott Valley, AZ 86314

About the District

Triangle NRCD is located in the western one-third of Yavapai County. Most of the District is rangeland which includes extensive areas of chaparral, with some areas of pine forest, grassland, and desert shrub. Most of the land not developed for residential use is used for ranching, wildlife habitat, outdoor recreation and watershed protection. A large percentage of land is state or federally owned.

The goals of the District are to educate the public about productive, sustainable land use and the conservation of natural resources. Priority concerns include reliable water resources, invasive weeds, erosion, brush management, recreation impacts, and resource deterioration. Drought over the past several years has led to increased incidence and severity of wildfires and subsequent flooding damage when heavy rainstorms occur with reduced soil cover. Increasing human population and conversion of ranch lands to subdivisions has caused heavy impact to natural resources both by human occupancy and outdoor recreational use. Invasion of noxious weeds is at least partly due to this influence.

The District cooperates with the Natural Resource Conservation Service to help landowners obtain technical expertise and cost sharing to apply conservation practices on their property or leased lands. Practices include prescribed grazing, brush control, water and fence development, increased use of solar or other renewable power sources, and control of noxious weeds.

Conservation Practices

  • Improved Irrigation Management & Efficiencies

  • Upland Vegetation Composition

  • Fencing & Grazing Management

  • Water Distribution

  • Installation of Renewable Energy Production Systems

  • Rural & Urban Conservation Education

Primary Resource Concerns

  • Water Availability, Quantity, & Quality

  • Soil Erosion

  • Best Management Practices

  • Renewable Energy

  • Education Programs

Physical Features

  • Elevation: 2,500 to 6,000 ft. 
  • Terrain: Desert to mountains
  • Precipitation: Average 17″ annually
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District Highlights

The District locally administered a grant offered to Arizona’s farmers and ranchers for conversion of fossil fuel agricultural production systems to renewable energy power. This programs was made available in partnership with the AZ Dept. of Energy of the conversion of existing systems from gas, oil, diesel, and in some cases electric to the utilization of renewable energy available in the state and provided benefit in terms of energy savings, cost savings, better air quality, and the creation of jobs in businesses related to the renewable energy and agricultural service industries.

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Board Members

  • Shelley Blackmore, Chairman
  • Dawn Salcido, Secretary/Treasurer
  • Benton Satathite, Member
  • Tom Ritter, Member

District Contact Information

Wendy Chavey, Clerk

(928) 910-4482