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

Primary Resource Concerns

  • Water Availability/Quantity/Quality
  • Soil Erosion
  • Best Management Practices
  • Renewable Energy
  • Education Programs

Conservation Practices on the Ground

  • Improved Irrigation Management and Efficiencies
  • Upland Vegetation Composition
  • Fencing/Grazing Management
  • Water Distribution
  • Installation of Renewable Energy Production Systems
  • Rural and Urban Conservation Education

District Highlights

A large percentage of the Triangle NRCD is in State or Federal ownership. 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. 

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. 

Contact Information

Carmen Goswick

(928) 759-9301 ext 100 (Mon & Tues)