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The Western RC&D Program
consists of over 80 RC&D Councils in the states of Arizona,
Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah and
Wyoming. Each RC&D Council is organized and directed by local people
to meet local needs. The RC&D Program identifies and solves problems in
rural communities that include human, economic and environmental issues.
RC&D addresses local problems by obtaining assistance from the private
sector, corporations, foundations and all levels of government.
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.
Western RC&D delegation at the 2013 Conference
grassroots organization empowering partners to achieve sustainable human and
Mission: To enhance the effectiveness of
Western RC&D Councils by ensuring communication, training and
representation of regional interest to national audiences.