Little-Hurricane Valley

The Littlefield-Hurricane Valley NRCD was organized on November 28, 1949. Its boundaries include the area south of the Utah/Arizona State line and west of the Hurricane Cliffs to the Colorado River and east to the Arizona/Nevada border all in Mohave County. It encom- passes approximately 1,995,704 acres.

Physical Features

Elevation: 1,250 ft. at the Colorado River to 7,950 ft. at the top of the Virgin Mountain Range

Terrain: Varies from very rugged mountains and drainages, to low valleys

Precipitation: Average of 3-25″ annually, varying with elevation

 

Land Ownership in Little-Hurricane Valley

Federal (BLM): 1,364,329 acres

State Trust:       73,752 acres

Private:             51,351 acres

Federal (NPS)  506,270 acres

Primary Resource Concerns

  • Inadequate Livestock Water and Water Quality
  • Soil Erosion
  • Plant Productivity
  • Renewable Energy
  • Noxious Weeds

Conservation Practices on the Ground

  • Fencing
  • Grazing Management
  • Water Distribution for Livestock and Wildlife
  • Brush Management
  • Installation of Renewable Energy Production Systems

District Highlights

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

The Littlefield-Hurricane Valley District encompasses the land north of the Colorado River in the very northwestern part of the state. The land various tremendously from the Mojave Desert plant communities to the Colorado Plateau that includes the salt desert shrub, the sagebrush grasslands, the pinion and juniper zone and finally the ponderosa pine community in the higher elevations.

Ranching is the primary form of agriculture and has been a way of life for generations. Recreation activities including: hunting, sight- seeing, and off-road travel are also major uses in the area. The Littlefield-Hurricane Valley District is primarily federally owned land. This allows for many opportunities for coordinated planning on a variety of issues with the local land management agencies and the district frequently meets with land managers to express concerns and ideas. The district is also no stranger to drought and variability of precipitation. This has led to better management practices and activities that promote conservation planning.

The Littlefield-Hurricane Valley NRCD has focused on several resource concerns such as, water availability for livestock and wildlife, as well as soil erosion, noxious weed control, and brush management. The district provides producers access to an agra-axe that will help producers with controlling the spread of pinion and juniper trees and promotes conservation practices that address these resource concerns.

Another focus of the district is to provide educational opportunities to cooperators and others by sponsoring workshops and working with Universities through the Extension program from both Utah and Arizona. These workshops and educational opportunities have provided useful information to hundreds of producers and agency personnel.

 

 

Contact Information

Carolyn Iverson

(435) 673-5273

2187 South 2350 East

St. George, UT 84790

lhnrcd@infowest.com