Water Distribution for Livestock and Wildlife
Primary Resource Concerns
Water Quality & Quantity
District Meeting information
Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of every month @ 4:00 p.m.
Fredonia NRCS FIeld Office, 143 S. Main St., Fredonia, AZ
The next meeting is scheduled for: TBD
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About the District
The Fredonia NRCD was organized on June 17, 1943. Its boundaries include the area south of the Utah/Arizona State line and east of the Hurricane Cliffs, and south to the Colorado River, following the river back to the Arizona/Utah border. This area is within both Mohave and Coconino Counties, and encompasses approximately 3,068,875 acres.
The Fredonia District encompasses the land north of the Colorado River in the very northwestern part of the state. The land plant communities belong primarily to the Colorado Plateau, which includes the salt desert shrub, the sagebrush grasslands, the pinion and juniper zone, and finally the ponderosa and mixed conifer communities in the higher elevations within the Kaibab National Forest and the Grand Canyon National Park.
- Elevation: 1,250 ft. at the Colorado River, up to 9,100 ft. at the top of Lindberg Hill in Grand Canyon National Park
- Terrain: Varies from very rugged mountain drainages to low valleys
- Precipitation: Average 3-20″ annually, varying with elevation
- Federal: 1,389,446 acres (BLM) and 658,706 acres (NPS)
- State: 134,631 acres
- Tribal: 121,142 acres
- Private: 110,361 acres
- Brent Mackelprang, Chairman
- Shane Button, Vice-Chairman
- Steven Don Mackelprang, Secretary/Tresurer
- Jacob Christensen, Member
- Eric McCormick, Member
Fredonia Natural Resource Conservation Education Center
The first step to being a good conservationist is education. The Ed Center supports the Arizona/Utah Range Livestock Workshop, the Cowman’s Reproductive Workshop, ad the Pasture Management Workshop. Funds from the Ed Center also support a scholarship that goes to students who pursue expanding their education in natural resource conservation, rangeland management, or other relevant areas of study. Furthermore, the Ed Center supports the local FFA chapter in their conservation practices; funds environmental education programs at the local elementary and high schools and educates students about conservation practices; and last year sponsored the local science fair and Earth Day activities at the schools.
Since 2016, the Ed Center has sponsored the Fredonia/Moccasin Unified School District High School’s Animal Science class. Students have built two pens, complete with water troughs and covers to house the animals they use in their studies. After researching which species would bring them the best return, students decided to raise sheep. The Board, after hearing a presentation given by participating students, saw that through this program, students have gained valuable knowledge in raising animals, like determining which feed will produce the most weight gain on their animals. The District is excited that the program is going exceptionally well and will continue to support it for years to come.