Arkansas Association of Resource Conservation & Development Councils
RC&D is a local grass roots organization whose leadership comes from its sponsors, Conservation Districts and Local units of Government.  The decision making body, called a Council, determines the social, economic, and environmental problems and issues relevant to the area.  The Council then develops and implements a plan with local citizens in leadership.  The RC&D concept is that local communities, all levels of government, and grassroots organizations, working together, can develop and implement solutions to widespread and local problems and develop opportunities that will help sustain rural communities, local economies, and natural resources.

RC&D serves as a catalyst for local groups to share knowledge and resources in a collective effort to solve common problems.

The combination of local leadership and coordination of state and federal resources is an efficient and effective way for communities to cooperatively support and achieve local goal.  This focus on local direction and control has made RC&D one of the most successful rural development efforts in the country.

There are 7 Resource Conservation and Development areas which cover the entire state of Arkansas.

The Secretary of Agriculture provides a full time RC&D Coordinator to help the councils find various resources needed to plan and implement specific actions desired for the area.

Contact Arkansas Association of Resource Conservation & Development Councils

Ron Bell
75 Leggett Lane
Batesville, Arkansas  72501-9601
Phone: 870-793-4379
Fax: 870-523-9551


Service Area

Services provided in:
  • Independence County, Arkansas

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