Southwestern NC RC&D Council

The Southwestern North Carolina Resource Conservation and Development Council is a nonprofit organization that works with local communities in seven counties and the Cherokee Nation to conserve and benefit from the rich cultural and natural resources of western North Carolina.

The RC&D program positively impacts local communities! Over the past 40 years, we have worked with dozens of partners to complete over 500 local projects worth millions of dollars! Sample projects are listed on our Projects page.

Watch the latest video about our partnership with Haywood Waterways:

Streambank Restoration on Burningtown Creek in Macon County

Streambank restoration on Burningtown Creek in Macon County

Clay County Schools Outdoor Classroom

Clay County Schools outdoor classroom

Fontana Reservoir Marine Waste Program

Fontana Reservoir Marine Waste Program, Graham & Swain Counties

Haywood County Weed Wiper

Haywood County Weed Wiper reduces herbicide usage

Water Quality Workshop and Weir Demonstration for Cherokee youth

Water Quality Workshop and weir demostration for Cherokee youth

Caney Fork Stream Restoration Jackson County

Caney Fork stream restoration in Jackson County