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Resource Conservation and Development Councils

The purpose of Resource Conservation and Development (RC&D) Councils 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. RC&D Councils improve the capability of state, Tribal, and local units of government and local nonprofit organizations in rural areas to plan, develop, and carry out programs for resource conservation and development. Councils also establish or improve coordination systems in rural areas.

Council objectives focus on improvement of quality of life achieved through natural resources conservation and community development which leads to sustainable communities, and the management and conservation of natural resources. The mission of RC&D Councils is to make available the public and private partnerships to build relationships, create financial leverage, and increase the ability of communities to meet their regionally identified resource conservation and development needs.

A Message to Hoosiers from NRCS State Conservationist Jane Hardisty

Map of Indiana's RC&D Areas

The following is a listing of the Indiana RC&Ds and link to their Web site if available.

Arrow Head Country RC&D
    Located at 1589 W 225 S, P.O. Box 196, Winamac, IN  46996
    Phone:  (574) 946-4815
Four Rivers RC&D
    Located at 2265 Dicksburg Lane, Decker, IN  47524
    Phone:  (812) 890-4238
Historic Hoosier Hills RC&D
Hoosier Heartland RC&D

Lincoln Hills RC&D

Northwest Territory RC&D
    Located at 3001 Leonard Drive, Suite 104, Valparaiso, IN  46383
    Phone:  (219) 669-7862 

Sycamore Trails RC&D

White River RC&D
Wood-Land-Lakes RC&D