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Natural Resources Conservation Service - Arizona

Welcome to the NRCS Arizona state web site. Conservation and natural resource programs, assistance, and information for Arizona are available from NRCS.

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Conservation Planning: We Care About Conservation

NRCS Arizona is making an extra effort to show Arizona agricultural producers how conservation planning can help your land's natural resources. We are encouraging farmers and ranchers to request help developing a conservation plan. Creating a conservation plan is a free service from our experts in conserving water, improving air quality, and reducing soil erosion. It’s your plan to use as you wish – a guide to using your natural resources more efficiently.

AZ NRCS and AZ’s Conservation Districts Partner in Conservation Planning Campaign

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2013 Snow Survey Season Begins

Arizona Snowpack Levels Below Average - Final Report 2013

Among the findings in the Basin Outlook Report, the Salt River basin snowpack was measured at 29 percent of the 30-year median; the Verde River basin at 71 percent of median; the San Francisco-Upper Gila basin at 29 percent of median; and the southern headwaters of the Little Colorado River basin had 53 percent of median snowpack. In the Chuska Mountains of northeastern Arizona, snowpack conditions were measured at 73 percent of median.

View the Most Recent Arizona Basin Outlook Report!


Limited Resource farmer receives assistance from NRCS

NRCS Provides Assistance to Socially Disadvantaged, Beginning and Limited Resource Farmers and Ranchers

2008 Farm Bill continues to address the unique circumstances and concerns of socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers, as well as beginning and limited resource farmers and ranchers. It provides for voluntary participation, offers incentives, and focuses on equity in accessing U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) programs and services.


The Natural Resources Conservation Service provides leadership in a partnership effort to help people conserve, maintain, and improve our natural resources and environment.