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2015-2016 Officers


Bob Watts,

Mountain Valleys RC&D

Vice President:

Russell Blevins,
Mountain Valleys RC&D


James Ferguson, 

Southwestern RC&D


Kip Godwin, Cape Fear RC&D

Special Liaison:

Marshall Stevenson,

Albemarle RC&D

The Resource Conservation and Development (RC&D) Program promotes the protection and conservation of land and water resources.  Established by Congress in the 1960s under the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), RC&D Programs encourage volunteer, locally elected and civic leaders to plan and carry out projects that protect environmental resources and improve social and economic conditions in rural areas.

What is RC&D?

North Carolina Association of RC&D Councils

The NC Association of Resource Conservation and Development Councils consists of 10 councils that serve 88 of the 100 counties in North Carolina.  The state RC&D association was incorporated in 1990 to promote the visibility and accomplishments of RC&D councils and to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and development of project partnerships.

The goals of the NC Association of Resource Conservation and Development Councils support the strategic plans of individual RC&D councils in the following areas:

  • Natural Resource Improvement
  • Recreation and Tourism
  • Economic Development
  • Community Improvement
  • Education

To learn more about individual RC&D Councils in North Carolina or for more information about projects in a  specific region, click on the links below.

Albemarle RC&D Council

Blue Ridge RC&D Council

Cape Fear RC&D Council

Carolina Land and Lakes RC&D

Four Rivers RC&D Council

Mid-East RC&D Council

Mountain Valleys RC&D Council

Piedmont Conservation Council

Pilot View RC&D Council

Southwestern RC&D Council