Coordinated Resource Management Plans
Monitoring Sites & Training
Emergency Watershed Program
Rural & Urban Conservation Education
Primary Resource Concerns
Soil Erosion & Flood Damage
Water Availability, Quantity, & Quality
Conservation Educational Programs
District Meeting information
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About the District
The lands within the Apache NRCD range from some of the highest elevations in Arizona in the White Mountains down into the semi-arid grasslands in the northern portion of the District. It includes the headwaters of rivers flowing into the most important river systems in Arizona: the Little Colorado, Salt River, and San Francisco River.
Agriculture, mainly ranching, is an important industry in the District and neighboring areas. Most ranches operate on a mixture of private, State, BLM, Forest Service, and other land ownerships. Livestock are often grazed in the high mountains in the summer and on lower grasslands during the winter. Hunting (e.g. elk), fishing, skiing, and other outdoor recreation are also major contributors to the local economy.
- White Mountains
- Arid/Semi-arid grasslands characterized by low rainfall
- Pinyon/Juniper savannah characterized by clumps of trees interspersed with open, grassy meadows
- Riparian areas & alpine forest characterized by higher-than-average rainfall, ponderosa pines and mixed-conifer, and rare high-alpine wet-meadow habitat
Agriculture, mainly ranching, is an important industry in the District and neighboring areas. Most ranches operate on a mixture of private, State, BLM, Forest Service, and other land ownerships. Pronghorn sheep and elk roam the open range alongside cattle.
- Daric Knight, Chairman
- Macky Trickey Jr., Vice-Chairman
- Don Lann, Treasurer
- Milo Andrus, Secretary
- Kevin Burk, Supervisor
Apache Conservation Education Center
The District also has an active Education Center, which provides conservation education opportunities in the area. Through this Center, the District has cooperated with the National Riparian Services Team, the University of Arizona Extension Service, and local ranchers on training programs for monitoring and management of riparian systems. The Center also provides scholarships for local students to further education and careers in agriculture/conservation fields.