Southwestern NC Resource Conservation & Development

Southwestern Resource Conservation and Development (RC&D) Program promotes the protection and conservation of land and water resources. Established by Congress in the 1960s under the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), RC&D Programs encourage volunteer, locally elected and civic leaders to plan and carry out projects that protect environmental resources and improve social and economic conditions in rural areas.
Today, the Southwestern North Carolina Resource Conservation & Development Council is a non profit organization serving the seven most western counties in North Carolina and the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians.