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

  • Wildfire

  • Best Management Practices

  • Educational Programs

District Contact Information

Carolyn Harbinson, Clerk


(520) 483-6957 (c)

(520) 635-6424 (o) Tues & Weds only

520 N. Camino Mercado, Suite 12, Casa Grande, AZ 85122

District Meeting information

Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of every other month (Sept., Nov., Jan., March, May)

The next meeting is scheduled for: TBD

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About the District

The Eloy Natural Resource Conservation District (NRCD) focuses primarily on programs for irrigated agriculture. The District has partnered with the West Pinal and Florence- Coolidge NRCDs to sponsor the Irrigation Management Service (IMS) program for the past 20 years. This is a free service to help District cooperators maximize efficiency of their water usage by evaluating irrigation systems and making recommendations for improvements to make the systems more efficient. This program promotes water conservation and helps make irrigation more cost effective.

Through IMS, the District is involved in the Arizona Department of Water Resources Best Management Practices Program. Eloy NRCD cooperated with West Pinal NRCD in the purchase and use of a topo mapping system using GPS technology to reduce time required for survey and irrigation design.

The District also works with the West Pinal and Florence-Coolidge NRCDs to support the area's Natural Resource Education Center, in partnership with Central Arizona College. The District recognizes that each generation must be taught the value of good conservation practices and fully assists the Center in any way they can.

Physical Features

Primarily farm and range land set to a moutainous backdrop.

Land Use

The Eloy NRCD is located in an area primarily devoted to irrigated farming. Important crops are cotton, grain sorghum, and hay for dairy cattle. Surrounding rangeland is desert shrub with low livestock carrying capacity except in wet winters when cool season annuals are abundant. Wildlife values are also limited by low rainfall.

Board Members

  • Ronella White, Chairman
  • Penny Malone, Vice-Chairman
  • Nathan Killian, Secretary/Tresurer
  • John Donely, Supervisor
Eloy 4_cotton
Eloy 2_Orchard
Eloy 3_Crop field and irrigation

District Highlights

Natural Resource Education Center

Eloy is a small District with limited resources. Most of its focus is on assisting with the operation of the Natural Resource Education Center, in partnership with West Pinal and Florence-Coolidge NRCDs, and through donations of resources and volunteer hours from our District Supervisors and producers, as well as other funding sources.

Eloy 6_Ed Center 2
Eloy 5_Ed Center
Eloy 7_Ed Center 3

Cooperator Outreach & Recruitment

Eloy NRCD is currently working on an outreach mailing this summer (2020) to recruit Cooperators and reconnect with existing ones. 

Conservation Needs Assessment

The Three-NRCD partnership has also secured a grant to conduct a conservation needs assessment of our three districts, which is being organized by AACD.

Meeting Agendas

Meeting Minutes