Chino Winds NRCD

Conservation Practices

  • Water Developments for Livestock/Wildlife

  • Fencing/Grazing Management

  • Improved Crop Irrigation Management

  • Solar and Fossil Fuel

Primary Resource Concerns

  • Reliable Water Resources

  • Soil Erosion

  • Noxious and Invasive Plants

  • Recreation/Deterioration of Natural Resources

District Contact Information

Wendy Chavey, Clerk

(928) 910-4482

District Meeting information

Meetings held bi monthly, second Tuesday of the month place TBD through Covid otherwise we meet at the U of A extension Office at 810 Rodeo Dr Prescott, Az 86305

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About the District

Chino Winds NRCD was organized in June of 1945, and is located in the north and central area of Yavapai County. It contains 2.7 million acres of private and state land which in-cludes boundaries north of Black Canyon City to Seligman, and west of the Verde Valley area, and south to the Congress area of Arizona.

Most of the District is comprised of rangeland, characterized by grassland, chaparral, and other vegetation types. Increasingly, urban development and subdivision of private lands are having impacts on these land uses. New highway construction to accommodate increased population has also im-pacted rangelands.


Physical Features

  • Elevation: 2,500 to 6,000 ft. 
  • Terrain: Desert to mountains; home to the largest chaparrals in the U.S.
  • Precipitation: Average 17″ annually

Land Use

Land ownership is a mixture of private, state, and federal lands. Dominant land use in the District is for ranching and outdoor recreation,including hunting, hiking, and camping.

Board Members

  • Bert Teskey
  • Gail Steigner
  • Trudy Birkemeyer
  • Enoch Malouff

District Highlights

The District works cooperatively with the National Resources Conservation Service to provide technical assistance and cost sharing for conservation practices , primarily on private and state lands. Practices include prescribed grazing, brush control, fencing, and water developments and noxious weed control. Recent droughts have significantly increased the frequency and intensity of wildfires, and when heavy thunderstorms follow, damage from flooding and erosion is significant.

The District seeks to mitigate these impacts through cooperation with the NRCS and other agencies to provide education, technical assistance, and funding.

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Meeting Agendas

Notice to the public

WYCEC Minutes