Care About Conservation
AZ NRCS and
AZ’s Conservation Districts Partner in Conservation Planning Campaign
PHOENIX, Jan. 17, 2012
– The Arizona Natural Resources
Conservation Service (NRCS) has partnered with Arizona’s Conservation Districts
in a conservation planning campaign. Conservation planning is the fundamental
starting point for maintaining and improving the natural resources that support
agricultural production and the lifestyle we love and enjoy. Arizona NRCS and
Arizona’s Conservation Districts care about conservation and are here to help
agricultural producers conserve the resources and the lifestyle they love for
“We are getting conservation on the ground faster and more efficiently by
working together. The relationship between the NRCS and Arizona’s Conservation
Districts is a symbiotic one,” said Tedd Haas, farmer from the Willcox-San Simon
Natural Resources Conservation District.
Conservation Districts provide leadership for a locally led conservation program
to help producers address local conservation priorities. Arizona’s Conservation
Districts are strong partners with NRCS and work closely with NRCS field staff
to communicate the needs and priorities of conservation on the ground at the
A conservation plan is a free service NRCS provides to agricultural producers
that combines the practical knowledge of the producers, the local conservation
district natural resource priorities and the scientific knowledge of NRCS
conservationists. NRCS experts help producers to conserve water, improve air
quality, and reduce soil erosion. It’s the producers plan to use as they wish –
a guide to using their natural resources more efficiently.
Agricultural producers can request technical assistance and develop a
conservation plan at any time. The conservation plan is a three phase process.
Once a conservation plan is completed, producers have the opportunity to apply
for NRCS funding to help implement the improvements and structures needed to
achieve their conservation plan.
As part of the campaign, participating producers will have the opportunity to be
highlighted on the Arizona NRCS website as well as through “We Care About
Conservation” success stories. They will also be recognized by their local
Conservation District for taking a pro-active approach in conserving their
natural resources for future generations.
Contact your local Conservation District or NRCS field office to sign-up for
your free conservation plan by visiting
information and a conservation planning sign-up form can be found on the Arizona
NRCS website at www.az.nrcs.usda.gov.
Please visit the Arizona Association of Natural Resources Conservation Districts
website at www.aznrcd.org to learn more
about conservation districts and how they can be of assistance to you.
Conservation Planning Webpage