Soil & Water Conservation
Arizona NRCD State Association
Arizona’s NRCD’s were established in 1941 as legal subdivisions of the state, organized by vote of the landowners within the District, and managed by a Board of Supervisors elected by local people. A form of self-government authorized to identify and address the resource conservation needs of the district.
There are 41 Conservation Districts blanketing the entire State of Arizona, 32 of which are established under State Law and 9 established under Tribal Law. The District Board of Supervisors has the responsibility for determining the resource conservation needs of the District, for developing and coordinating long range plans and programs of natural resource conservation, and for implementing them under the District’s annual plan of operations. Districts work with many organizations, agencies, and individuals to accomplish soil and water conservation.