Apache Education Center
Apache Ed. Center
NRCD history is rooted in the problems of soil erosion from agricultural production of the Dust Bowl era. NRCDs were conceived as the mechanism to involve and coordinate with local landowners on the voluntary implementation of federal conservation practices on private lands. States were encouraged by the Federal Government to adopt a “Standard Soil Conservation District Law” that allowed for the establishment Conservation Districts as entities of state government. Arizona passed its Conservation Law in 1942.
Arizona NRCD Law grants its Conservation Districts the authority to:
Establish an education center for the purpose for developing and implanting an environmental education program that is conducted in a balanced manner, that is based on current scientific information and that includes a discussion of economic and social implicants. (A.R.S. 37-101)
The mission goal for the Apache Ed. Center is to help educate the public on conservation programs available to them.