Fredonia NRCD

Conservation Practices

  • Water Distribution for Livestock and Wildlife

  • Grazing Management

  • Brush Management

  • Fencing

Primary Resource Concerns

  • Inadequate Livestock Water

  • Soil Erosion

  • Plant Productivity

  • Water Quality

  • Noxious Weeds

District Contact Information

Rhea McCormick, Clerk

(928) 875-2898

P.O. Box 536, Fredonia, AZ 86022

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

Scroll to the bottom of the page to download agenda and minutes

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 Col- orado 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 For- est and the Grand Canyon National Park.

Physical Features

  • 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

Land Use

  • Federal: 1,389,446 acres (BLM) and 658,706 acres (NPS)
  • State: 134,631 acres
  • Tribal: 121,142 acres
  • Private: 110,361 acres

Board Members

  • Danny Bulletts, Chairman
  • Brent Mackelprang, Vice-Chairman
  • Don Mackelprang, Secretary/Tresurer
  • Shane Button, Supervisor

District Highlights

The objective of the Fredonia NRCD is to educate and assist cooperators and the general public on resource conservation and management.

Getting Conservation Work on the Ground

The District provides producers access to a wedge welder to weld plastic aprons that are used to construct water harvesting catchments, as well as herbicide backpack sprayers that are used to treat sagebrush communities to reduce competition and allow understory plants to increase. The District also provides producers access to a rangeland drill to help with their range seeding activities. This equipment helps promote conservation practices that address resource concerns. Another focus of the district is to provide educational opportunities to cooperators and local school activities by sponsoring workshops and working with Universities through the Extension program from both Utah and Arizona.