Resource Conservation & Development (RC&D) is a program administered by the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). Started in 1962, RC&D was designed to partner and link federal, county and local agencies with local community members to set regional goals for conservation initiatives as well as economic development (traditionally to support rural areas, but the program has gone beyond that to include many different types of activities and projects).
The RC&D program is designed to respond to the needs of communities through regional Councils. Council members represent county governments, conservation districts, business interests, non-profits and other community-based organizations. Council members bring a diverse cross-section of skills and interests to the table. Throughout the country there are more than one-hundred active RC&D Councils working within their communities to further locally-led conservation and development.
The Capital RC&D Council brings a variety of perspectives to developing and implementing the organization's plan of work. It also provides an important network for linking resources and programs that support Capital RC&D's vision and mission.
To learn more about Capital RC & D, click here.