Hoosier Heartland RC&D

The Hoosier Heartland Resource Conservation and Development Council, Inc. is a unique organization that helps people care for, conserve and protect natural resources in a way that will improve the area's economy, environment, and living standards.  RC&D unites people in urban and rural areas who are committed to managing and utilizing our natural resources wisely.
RC&D provides a framework for partnerships and alliances to develop between local citizens, governments, and technical experts to solve resource problems.

We are A 30-member RC&D Council made up of representatives appointed by our sponsors:

  • Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCD)
  • Cooperative Extension Service Boards
  • County Commissioners

We accomplish our work through an extensive network of volunteers and partnerships.


  • We believe our finite and valuable natural resources must be managed and conserved for everyone's long-term benefit.
  • The Hoosier Heartland RC&D provides opportunities for citizens, businesses, Organizations, and governments, individually or in partnership, to profitably develop and use our natural resources, while protecting, conserving, and improving them for future generations.


  • We assess local resource needs and develop plans of action to address concerns and problems.
  • We act as a liaison between communities or citizens and government to secure needed services and assistance.
  • We promote the wise use and management of resources through educational activities.

Planned Development: Wise land use requires the evaluation of all natural resources-soil, water, animals, plants, air, and humans, including potential uses.
Local Control: Local residents are in the best position to identify opportunities to enhance community life.
Informed Decision-Making: The free flow of information allows each citizen to become involved in the decision-making process.


Michael Warner
6726 W Co. Rd. 900 N
North Salem, IN  46165
Phone:  317-796-7154
FAX:      317-994-6125

Contact Hoosier Heartland RC&D

Rebecca Fletcher
1202 East 38th St
Discovery Hall, Suite 200
Indianapolis, Indiana  46205
Phone: (317) 290-3250
Fax: (317) 290-3150


Service Area

Services provided in:
  • Marion County, Indiana

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