Conservation and Range Management Field Day

August 19 and 20, 2022

Padres Mesa Demonstration Ranch | Chambers, Arizona

Event Overview

Native agricultural farmers, ranchers, and producers are invited to a special 1.5-day convening, August 19 and 20, 2022. Join us at Padres Mesa Demonstration Ranch in Chambers, Arizona, to explore the latest practices and trends in conservation strategies in the Southwest.

Hosted by First Nations, with support from USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service and in collaboration with Padres Mesa Demonstration Ranch, this unique field day of learning covers multiple aspects of implementation and sustainability plans. Community partners will present topics in conservation, range management, and the intersection of herd health and land stewardship.

A limited number of travel stipends are available. To apply, be sure to register by July 15, 2022, at 4 pm MT.


  • Manny Encinias, Ph.D., of Trilogy Beef LLC
  • Tolani Francisco, Ph.D., of Native Healing LLC
  • Richard DiValentino and Waylon Truax of White Mountain Apache Tribe, Land Operations Department

Register here!

More Details
Full Agenda will be shared with registered attendees on Friday, July 29, 2022.

COVID-19 Safety Protocols
First Nations is following the latest CDC recommendations.

All in-person attendees and speakers must be fully vaccinated to participate. Full vaccination is defined as two shots of the Pfizer or Moderna COVID vaccine or one shot of the Johnson & Johnson product. Participants should plan accordingly, as it can take up to six weeks to complete the full schedule for COVID-19 vaccines that require two doses to achieve full efficacy.

Eight free at-home COVID-19 tests can be ordered on a one-time basis at All participants must receive a negative result the day before planned travel.

Facial mask wearing is required for all indoor activities.

Six feet of social distancing will be implemented in the gathering space.

Meals will be either outside or in a socially distanced area.

First Nations will provide appropriate hand sanitizer throughout the venue.