Welcome to the Arizona Natural Resources Conservation Service web site. For several decades, the NRCS has helped the people of Arizona conserve valuable natural resources. We provide services to all private landowners who are interested in restoring and enhancing our wondrous landscape through a unique partnership with landowners, conservation districts, state and local governments, American Indian Nations, and rural and urban citizens.
Arizona NRCS is an agency of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). We have offices located in USDA Service Centers and other sites throughout Arizona. Our state office is located in Arizona’s capital city, at 230 N. First Avenue, Suite 509, Phoenix, Arizona 85003. You can reach the state office by phone at (602) 280-8801 or fax at (602) 280-8805.
The heart of our conservation delivery system is found in Arizona’s 41 conservation districts. A conservation district is a legal subdivision of state or American Indian Nation government and operates on the premise that local people know most about local needs. 32 districts in Arizona are established by state law and are governed by a five person Board of Supervisors. There are also nine districts in Arizona established by American Indian Nation law; five on the Navajo Nation, and one each for the Hopi Nation, San Carlos Apache Nation, White Mountain Apache Nation, and the Tohono O’odham Nation. American Indian districts are also governed by local boards which vary in size according to provisions in their charters.
Conservation districts develop their own programs to address the resource problems within their boundaries. NRCS provides the technical assistance to help them achieve their objectives. The districts and NRCS are linked together by mutual conservation objectives as well as by legislation and formal agreements with the Secretary of Agriculture. These agreements give NRCS the authority to provide one-on-one assistance to landowners on non-federal lands. No other federal agency has such authority.
Please feel free to contact any of our offices to find out how you can become involved in the conservation of Arizona’s precious natural resources.
The Natural Resources Conservation Service provides leadership in a partnership effort to help people conserve, maintain, and improve our natural resources and environment.
Harmony between people and the land.