Buckeye NRCD

The Buckeye Valley NRCD is located west of Phoenix.
The District is mainly composed of arid desert shrub lands
with some grasslands at higher elevations. The main agricultural production is irrigated farmlands based on
ground water. Cattle ranching is the main use of the
remainder of the District, although carrying capacities are
gen- erally low. Wildlife values low due to the

On-the-Ground Conservation Practices

  • Improved Irrigation Management and Efficiencies

  • Soil Conservation

  • Protecting Groundwater Resources

  • Rural and Urban Conservation Education

Primary Resource Concerns

  • Water Availability/Quantity/Quality

  • Soil Erosion

  • Best Management Practices

  • Educational Programs

District Highlights

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The District coordinates cost sharing and technical assistance from NRCS and other agencies for landowners and managers in the District. Practices such as fencing and water development on rangelands along with improved irrigation facilities, water management and crop rotations on irrigated lands are examples of the measures used to improve water and soil conservation and productivity.

The Water Conservation Management Program (WCMP) was established in 1991 and is administered by the Buckeye Valley Natural Resources Conservation District. WCMP staff use a mobile irrigation lab to provide on-site technical assistance to
agricultural (and urban) water users in the Phoenix AMA to help guide their irrigation water management decisions. The WCMP can provide help to farmers and landowners that wish to enroll and be regulated by the Department under the
Agricultural Best Management Practices (BMP) Program, rather than the "base" agricultural conservation program.

Urban Conservation
This District has been heavily impacted by urban spread from the Phoenix area and the influx of winter residents, which has resulted in fragmentation of ranches, vandalism, and other human-caused problems.

This District has been heavily impacted by urban spread from the Phoenix area and the influx of winter residents, which has resulted in fragmentation of ranches, vandalism, and other human-caused problems.

District Contact Information

Rayanne Leister

(623) 386-4631

rayannel@yahoo.com

Meeting Information

Time : Last Tues @ 10:00 A.M.

(Jan, March, May, July, Sept, Nov)

Location : 104 W. Baseline Rd Buckeye, AZ 85326