Gila Valley Natural Resource Conservation District
The purpose of the Gila Valley NRCD is to provide local leadership and education to ensure the wise use and management of all natural resources within the district.  We are entrusted to develop comprehensive programs and plans that conserve, and improve the quality of natural resources.

The Gila Valley NRCD serves the counties of Graham and Greenlee located in southeastern Arizona.  The district’s most defining feature is the Gila River which runs directly through the area creating a diversity of landscapes which include high mountain ranges and low desert plains. The diverse landscape and climate create the prime location for fish, plant & wildlife habitat along with abundant outdoor recreational and tourism opportunities.  Located in the Gila Valley NRCD are the Apache Sitgreaves and Coronado National Forests, Gila Box Riparian National Conservation Area, Dankworth Pond Outdoor Archeological Classroom, Roper Lake State Park, Natural Hot Springs, Mt. Graham International Observatory, Discovery Park, Cluff Ranch Wildlife Area, Aravaipa Canyon Wilderness Area, Hot Well Dunes Recreation Area, and the Eagle Creek Bat Caves.  A portion of the US Fish & Wildlife Mexican Grey Wolf Recovery Area is also located within the district.

Contact Gila Valley Natural Resource Conservation District

305 East 4th Street
Safford, Arizona  85546-2004
Phone: (520) 428-5537 ext 111
Fax: 928-428-4284


Service Area

Services provided in:
  • Graham County, Arizona
  • Greenlee County, Arizona

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