Improved Irrigation Management and Efficiencies
Protecting Groundwater Resources
Rural and Urban Conservation Education
Primary Resource Concerns
Water Availability, Quantity, & Quality
Best Management Practices
District Meeting information
Meetings are held on the second Thursday, quarterly
The next meeting is scheduled for: TBD
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About the District
The Florence-Coolidge NRCD Board members are experienced local farmers and residents who take the mission of the District seriously and are dedicated to natural resource conservation and improving agriculture in the area. Because Board members are active in all phases of the conservation and agricultural arena in Pinal County, they are well informed on issues relating to agriculture and growth in the community, which helps guide the District's conservation efforts.
Most of the District's programs focus on irrigated agriculture. The District has partnered with the West Pinal and Eloy 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. The 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. The Florence-Coolidge District 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.
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.
The Florence-Coolidge NRCD is in an area primarily devoted to irrigated farming. Their main crops are cotton, corn, alfalfa, sorghum, and grain.
- Scott Riggins, Chairman
- Marcus Martin, Vice-Chairman
- Bruce Bartlett, Secretary/Tresurer
- Noah Hiscox, Supervisor