What is RC&D?

Resource Conservation and Development (RC&D) is a unique program that is led by local volunteer councils that help people care for and protect their natural resources in a way that improves the local economy, environment and living standards. RC&D is a way for people to work together to plan and carry out activities that will make their areas a better place to live.

The Assumption

RC&D is based on the assumption that local citizens with assistance, can develop and carry out an action-oriented plan for the social, economic, and environmental enrichment of their communities.

The Purpose

The purpose of RC&D is to promote conservation, development, and utilization of natural resources; to improve the general level of economic activity; and to enhance the environmental and standard of living in all communities. The aim is to provide a system of rural development, encourage the wise use of natural resources, and improve the quality of life in America.

The Process

To carry out the RC&D concept, diverse groups of local volunteers are brought together in a unique partnership to find solutions to their problems. The structure for this process involves:

  • Identifying Problems
  • Establishing Goals and Objectives
  • Developing Alternative Plans
  • Implementing Plans

RC&D Areas