Hereford NRCD

Conservation Practices

  • Watering Facilities, Pipe/Spring Development

  • Prescribed Grazing

  • Fencing Lines

  • Improved Irrigation Management & Efficiencies

  • Seeding Trails

  • Seeding Coordination with Fish & Wildlife Service

Primary Resource Concerns

  • Soil Erosion

  • Water Quantity & Quality

  • Soil Condition

  • Air Quality

  • Animal/Plant Conditions

  • Implementation of Endangered Species Act

District Contact Information

Joanne Roberts, Clerk

nrcdhereford@gmail.com

P.O. Box 3361, Sierra Vista, AZ 85636

District Meeting information

Meetings are held on the third Wednesday of the month @ 9:00 a.m.

Location: Cochise County Complex, Hwy 92 & Foothills, Sierra Vista, AZ

For agenda & minutes please visit the District's website 

About the District

There are 1,764,771 acres of private and public lands within the District. From 1996 to 2010, USDA NRCS provided $865,660 of support used for conservation improvements on 70,768 acres of private and state land for District Cooperators.

Land Use

1,764,771 acres of private and public lands within the District

Board Members

  • John Ladd, Chairman
  • Lucinda Earven, Vice-Chairman
  • Jim Lindsey, Secretary/Treasurer/ Education Center Supervisor
  • Steve Boice, Supervisor
  • Mike Hayhurst, Supervisor

District Highlights

Horseshoe Draw Project

The District, working with a Phoenix-based firm, Hilgart Wilson, a Engineer-Planner-Surveyer developed a scoping report for the Concept and Feasibility Study for the Horseshoe draw project. This project will reduce flood peaks, damage to roads and property and provide erosion control if accomplished.

Cochise County Fair

Hereford and Whitewater Draw NRCD working with Douglas NRCS personnel assembled a 300 square foot display of area photos, a 100 years of conservation.

2011 Monument Fire

District held three public meetings involving personnel from all local, state and Federal offices to provide information and updates on evacuations and then recovery to area residents. Self help information was also provided on the District web site.

Tombstone FFA Educational Support

Hereford NRCD provided assistance to the Tombstone FFA for acquisition of a three barrel aquaponic systems. This system is now operational currently housing 25 red tilapia fish.

Coordination Meetings

The District held two coordination meetings with US Fish and Wildlife Service on critical habitat for the spikedace and loach minnow. Cochise County, Sierra Vista and Fort Huachuca were also a part of these meetings.

Antelope Collars for Monitoring

Hereford NRCD obtained a grant from Arizona Community Foundation to fund assistance to AZ Game and Fish to purchase GPS collars for a planned antelope winter relocation release in the Elgin area.

Field Guides to Southern Arizona Plants

Southeastern Arizona has a wide variety of plants due to its climate, varied topography, variety of habitats, and its location in the biologically diverse Sonoran Desert and the higher elevation Chihuahuan Desert to the east.

These spiral bound field guides are a wonderful resource. The booklets were created to be large enough to contain pertinent, useful information, but small enough to fit in your pocket, glove box, backpack, or saddlebag. 

Meeting Agendas

Meeting Minutes