Chino Winds NRCD


Physical Features


2,500’ ft. to 6,000 ft


Desert to mountains; home to largest chapar- rals in the United States.


Average of 17” annually

Chino Winds NRCD was organized in June of 1945, and is lo- cated in the north and central area of Yavapai County. It con- tains 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.

Conservation Practices on the Ground

  • Water Developments for Livestock/Wildlife

  • Fencing/Grazing Management

  • Improved Crop Irrigation Management

  • Solar and Fossil Fuel

Primary Resource Concerns

  • Reliable Water Resources

  • Invasive Weeds

  • Soil Erosion

  • Noxious and Invasive Plants

  • Recreation/Deterioration of Natural Resources

District Highlights

Through Memorandums of Understanding (MOU) with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), NRCD’s provide technical and scientific assistance to land and water users in a wide variety of fields relating to natural re- source use and management through experts from the USDA-NRCS and other agencies.


Chino Winds NRCD is located in the north and central area of Yavapai County. Most of the District is comprised of rangeland, characterized by grassland,chaparral, and other vegetation types. 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. Increasingly, urban development and subdivision of private lands are hav- ing impacts on these land uses. New highway construction to accommodate increased population has also im-pacted rangelands.

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.

District Contact Information

Carmen Goswick

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


Meeting Information

Time: 2nd Tues quarterly @ 2:00 P.M.

Location: 8841 E. Florentine Rd, Suite C

Prescott Valley, AZ 86314-8731