Oklahoma RC&D presents:
Southwest States RC&D Annual Conference
RC&D Members from 6 states:
Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas
Hardrock Hotel & Casino, Tulsa, Oklahoma
What is RC&D? (Resource, Conservation and Development).
Over 40 years ago, Congress established a unique program within the U.S. Department of Agriculture that empowered rural people to help themselves. The USDA focus was to assist local people by providing tools and technical support to stabilize and grow their own communities while protecting and developing natural resources. To carry out the RC&D concept, diverse groups of local volunteers (The RC&D Council) are brought together in a unique partnership to find solutions to their problems. Local people are best able to determine needs and create solutions for their Community. The focus on local direction and control has made RC&D one of the most successful rural development programs of the Federal Government. The focus of the program provides for the sustainability of local economies and resources.
How Does RC&D Work?
RC&D is not an agency. It's a council of local citizens that represent farmers, businesses
and units of government to coordinate economic development project in primarily rural
areas. RC&D areas are multi-
How is RC&D Funded?
Most councils are nonprofit corporations that have authority to seek help from sources
that are qualified to provide assistance. This help may be technical assistance from
USDA agencies, state or local governments, local conservation districts, or private
industry. It may be financial assistance in the form of donations, loans, grants,
Articles on this page are provided in part by: Stacy Cramer
Let RC&D Help You
• Wildlife Enhancement
• New Businesses
• More Community Jobs
• Natural Resources Development
• Grant Assistance
• Watershed Planning
• Leadership Training
• Community Development
• Tourism Promotion
• Event Planning
• Community Support
What Does RC&D Do?
Establishes and improves community services, facilities, and infrastructure. Prepares
feasibility studies; creates or improves recreational areas; and develops, improves,
and promotes historic sites and tourist attractions. Encourages the best use of forest
lands and resources; and creates and expands forest-
Protect and enhances ground water supplies; and improves water quality, waste management, and flood control.
Protects the resource base and finds the best ways to use it. Includes projects such as mine reclamation and controlling soil erosion and weeds.
Environmental Enhancement Projects
Conserves energy creates and improves fish and wildlife habitat; develops and improves wetland habitat; and uses waste safely.
April 16 & 17, 2013
Workshop is free to attend
Registration due by March 30, 2013
Hardrock Casino & Hotel
777 W. Cherokee St., Catoosa, OK
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