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Old BarnThe Resource Conservation and Development Program (RC&D), initiated in 1962 under authority of Food and Agriculture Act of 1962 (P.L. 87-703), assists multi-county areas in enhancing conservation, water quality, wildlife habitat, recreation and rural development. Work in each area is coordinated by a council. At present, 375 areas have been approved encompassing more than 2,500 counties.

The RC&D Program is a nation-wide USDA program administered by the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). The purpose of the RC&D program is to accelerate the conservation, development, and utilization of natural resources, improve the general level of economic activity, and to enhance the environment and standard of living in designated RC&D areas. Current program objectives focus on improvement of quality of life achieved through natural resources conservation and community development which leads to sustainable communities, prudent use (development), and the management and conservation of natural resources.

RC&D areas are locally-sponsored areas designated by the Secretary of Agriculture for RC&D technical and financial assistance program funds.The Tennessee RC & D Council is composed of the different RC & D Councils in Tennessee and helps oversee RC & D Council actions in Tennessee.

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Welcome to the Tennessee Resource Conservation and Development Council Website

The Tennessee Association of Resource Conservation and Development Councils (TN RC&D Council) coordinates the efforts of member seven (7) Tennessee Resource Conservation and Development (RC&D) Councils in different regions of Tennessee. RC&D Councils provide a unique process for Tennessee to develop its economic, natural, and social resources in ways that improve the economy, environment, and quality of life in their communities.  Most of the counties in Tennessee are represented by an RC & D Council. Take a moment to review our website to see the many things the TN RC & D Council and its member RC&D Councils are doing across our great state. 

 

RC & D Councils

 

Tennessee RC & D Council

The Tennessee Association of Resource Conservation and Development Councils (TN RC&D Council) is composed of 12 Resource Conservation and Development (RC&D) Councils in different regions of Tennessee. RC&D Councils provide a unique process for Tennessee to develop its economic, natural, and social resources in ways that improve the economy, environment, and quality of life.  Most of the counties in Tennessee are represented by an RC & D Council. Take a moment to review our website to see the many things the TN RC & D Council and its member RC&D Councils are doing across our great state. 

Directory of R&D Councils

Appalacahian RC&D Council
Website: www.ARCD.org
Phone: 423-979-2581
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Buffalo-Duck RC&D Council
Website: Bdrrcdtn.org
Email: buffduckrcd@gmail

Cumberland Mountain RC&D Council
Phone: 865-494-2343 (Ext. 3)
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Five Rivers RC&D Council
Website: Fiveriversrcd.wordpress.com
Phone: 931-368-0287
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Hull-York Lakeland RC&D Council
Phone: 931-484-5442 (Ext. 3)
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Southeast TN RC&D Council
Webite: Setnrcd.org
Phone: 423-894-1687
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Smoky Mountain RC&D Council
Phone: 843-283-1070
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