2016-2017 Officers


Rudy Langley

Piedmont Conservation RC&D


Vice President

Russell Blevins
Mountain Valleys RC&D



James Ferguson 

Southwestern RC&D



Kip Godwin

Cape Fear RC&D


Special Regional 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.

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

North Carolina Association of RC&D Councils

What is RC&D?