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The Resource Conservation and Development Council was created to assist local people in planning and carrying out activities that conserve natural resources, support economic development, enhance the environment and improve the standard of living for all citizens.

 
 

The Resource Conservation and Development (RC&D) Program was created in the Agricultural * Act of 1962 to assist local people in planning and carrying out activities that conserve natural resources, support economic development, enhance the environment, and improve the standard of living for all citizens.

  • RC&D Councils are 501(C)3 not-for-profit corporations. & Not governmental entities,
  • Nationwide, over 25,000 volunteers serve on local RC&D Councils.
  • 375 RC&D Councils are located in all 50 states, the Caribbean, and the
    Pacific Basin serve a combined 85% of all US counties and 77%
    of the total US population.
  • 11 RC&D Councils covering Georgia
  • Chestatee/Chattahoochee RC&D 13 counties in Northeast Georgia.
  • Chest/Chatt one of 8 pilot Fire Adapted Communities Hubs
  • Only FAC hub east of Mississippi in 2013 & 2014
  • FAC added a hub in New Jersey and Florida in 2015
  • Chest/Chatt will be the Anchor for Appalachian RC&D Coalition

 

 

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