Alabama Association of Resource Conservation and Development Councils

The mission of the Alabama Association of RC&D is to accelerate the conservation, development, and utilization of natural resources; to improve the general level of economic activity; and to enhance the quality of life in Alabama.  This association is an umbrella organization for the nine RC&D Councils, all 501-(c) 3 nonprofits that cover all 67 counties in the state.  Each Council has a Board of Directors and adopts a plan of work for its area in cooperation with the USDA-NRCS and local partners.  Alabama has  nine RC&D Councils and a State Association which basically serves as an  umbrella non-profit to assist all the individual Councils. Alabama RC&Ds  are very fortunate to receive significant funds from the State. We have faced  funding cuts but continue to receive support from the State.   Alabama  RC&D Councils depend on the leadership abilities and unique skills within the communities they serve. In essence, it is local people identifying their problems and opportunities and dealing with them, with a little help from the government and from others. That is why so many worthwhile projects have been undertaken and accomplished throughout the state. Another significant accomplishment of Alabama RC&Ds has been the rekindling of community spirit.  There are so many ways to describe RC&D; but in Alabama we believe it is basically people doing things for other people. The nine Alabama RC&D Councils and the State Association are proud of their accomplishments; but believe there is much more that can be done to make our communities a better place to live, work, and play. They continue to be dedicated to protecting, enhancing, and developing the state’s natural and human resources.

State Office:
P.O. Box 3128
Montgomery, AL 36109

Resource Type: Community Development, Resources