Natural Resource Conservation Districts
Statutorily authorized by A.R.S. § 37 Chapter 6, the Natural Resource Conservation Districts (NRCDs) serve a critical role in conserving natural resources on all land within the State of Arizona. They are the experts are conservation needs and practices in their regions and many operate education centers, which serve their respective communities. Additionally, the NRCDs are essential partners of the Arizona State Land Department (ASLD), helping to steer federal, state, and non-profit grant funding to conservation projects on State Land, keeping the land productive for grazing and agriculture. Further, they provide technical assistance to ASLD staff, assisting in land management planning, initiating educational outreach and consulting with ASLD staff on a wide variety of natural resource management issues. NRCDs are locally controlled and governed by elected Boards of Supervisors and are supported financially and administratively through the Arizona State Land Department.