Dakota Prairies Resource Conservation and Development Association
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About Dakota Prairies RC&D Council

Dakota Prairies RC&D Council was organized in 1970  for the purpose of increasing cooperation among the member sponsors to: accelerate the conservation, development, and utilization of natural resources; improve the general level of economic activity; and enhance the environment and standard of living in the area.  The Council is a 501 C (3) non-profit organization, operating in accordance with their Articles and BylawsCouncil meetings are open to the public, and are held quarterly.   

The Council surveys local partner communities to develop the five-year Area Plan which determines the goals, objectives and strategies that will be implemented to address the needs and opportunities indicated in the surveys.   From that Area Plan, the Council then develops the Annual Plan of Work which prioritizes project activities for current year initiatives.  

The "Programs and Services" page provides detailed information for each of the programs and many of the services currently provided by the Council.  This  information is also available by downloading the Dakota Prairies RC&D Council Brochure

Areas Served: 

Burleigh, Emmons, Grant, Kidder, McLean, Mercer, Morton, Oliver, Sheridan, and Sioux counties and Standing Rock Sioux Nation.


RC&D Councils are involved with projects that encompass the four main elements of every RC&D program:

     1. Land conservation

     2. Community development

     3. Water management

     4. Land management.





  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.