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.
The Apache Ed. Center focused their efforts on public education and are most proud of leading a tour of completed conservation projects on lands in Coyote Creek. The Apache Ed. Center also worked with NRCWAY, the Apache County Predator Control, and the Ranching Heritage Alliance this past year. 
The Natural Resources Conservation Workshop for Arizona Youth (NRCWAY) is an exciting opportunity for youth to explore the great outdoors and experience the thrill of a unique adventure. The 53rd Annual Natural Resource Conservation Workshop for Arizona Youth is a five day interactive, residential camp bringing together the latest in science and natural resource technology. To learn more about NRCWAY visit the site below