North Dakota Resource Conservation and Development Association
Dakota Prairies | Dakota West | Lake Agassiz | Northern Plains | Red River | Sheyenne James | Upper Dakota | Willliston Basin

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Welcome to the RC&D Home Page!

RC&D is a unique program designed to encourage and improve the capability of local volunteers and civic leaders to plan and carry out projects that address conservation and community development needs across the eight council areas of our state.


  Although the North Dakota Resource Conservation & Development (RC&D) Association Inc. is currently innactive, at least four of the state's RC&D councils are providing services to their members. Please click on one of the RC&D councils to find out additional information 


Contact Dakota Prairies RC&D for more information

701-250-4222 or 701-226-8409 


To carry out the RC&D concept, diverse groups of local volunteers establish RC&D councils or a board of directors who represent sponsoring organizations within a multi-county region. 

Like you, they are people who want a better life for themselves and their children. 
The structure for this process involves:

  • Identifying problems

  • Establishing goals and objectives

  • Developing alternative plans

  • Implementing plans

Local people are best able to determine needs and create solutions for their community. The strength of RC&D is in the commitment of people to solve their own problems on a grass roots level.


Photo credit for above photo and NDRC&D Assoc. inside pages: Steven Grey.
  All programs and services of the RC&D Councils are offered on a non-discriminatory basis, without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital or family status, disability or political beliefs.  
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