San Pedro

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.

 

Primary Resource Concerns

  • Soil Erosion
  • Water Availability/Quantity/Quality
  • Upland Vegetation
  • Noxious and Invasive Plants
  • Educational Programs

Conservation Practices on the Ground

  • Upland Vegetation Composition
  • Fencing/Grazing Management
  • Water Distribution
  • Improved Irrigation Management and Efficiencies

District Highlights

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. This area has seen a large increase in population and subdivisions due to growth of nearby urban areas and increase of winter visitors, which 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.

Contact Information

Bonnie Wilson

(520) 586-3467

306 S Ocotillo #10A

Benson, AZ 85602

bonnie.wilson25@yahoo.com