Hereford

There are 1,764,771 acres of private and public lands within the District. From 1996 to 2010, USDA NRCS pro- vided $865,660. of support used for conservation improve- ments on 70,768 acres of private and state land for District Cooperators.

Primary Resource Concerns

  • Soil Erosion
  • Water Quantity/Quality
  • Soil Condition
  • Air Quality
  • Animal/Plant Conditions
  • Implementation of Endangered Species Act

Conservation Practices on the Ground

  • Watering Facilities, Pipe/Spring Development
  • Prescribed Grazing
  • Fencing Lines
  • Improved Irrigation Management and Efficiencies
  • Seeding Trails
  • Coordination with Fish & Wildlife Service

District Highlights

2011 Monument Fire the District held three public meetings involving personnel from all local, state and Federal offices to provide information and updates on evacuations and then recovery to area residents. Self help information was also provided on the District web site.

Coordination meetings – The District held two coordination meetings with US Fish and Wildlife Service on critical habitat for the spikedace and loach minnow. Cochise County, Sierra Vista and Fort Huachuca were also a part of these meetings.

Educational support for Tombstone FFA Hereford NRCD provided assistance to the Tombstone FFA for acquisition of a three barrel aquaponic systems. This system is now operational currently housing 25 red tilapia fish.

Antelope Collars for monitoring Hereford NRCD obtained a grant from Arizona Community Foundation to fund assistance to AZ Game and Fish to purchase GPS collars for a planned antelope winter relocation release in the Elgin area.

Cochise County Fair Hereford and Whitewater Draw NRCD working with Douglas NRCS personnel assembled a 300 square foot display of area photos, a 100 years of conservation.

Ranch Tour for Mexican Ranchers -The district plans to host a ranch tour of District ranches for about 30 ranchers from Mexico, local cooperators and supporters in March 2012.

Horseshoe Draw Project – The District, working with Hilgart Wilson Engineer-Planner-Surveyer, Phoenix, developed a scoping report for the Concept and Feasibility Study for the Horseshoe draw project. This project will reduce flood peaks, damage to roads and property and provide erosion control if accomplished.

 

Contact Information

Kath Morris

P.O. Box 3361

Sierra Vista, AZ 85636

hereford_nrcd@juno.com