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Washington Resource Conservation And Development Council

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Economic Development, Environment, Farmland Preservation, Food, Microfinance, Natural Resources Conservation & Protection, Rural Economic Development

Mission: Our mission is to provide leadership on issues of regional significance by provideing technical assistance on planning, coordination, and implemenation of natural resource conservation & community economic development initiatives which promote a sustainable and rural lifestyle for current and future generations.

Geographic areas served: Washington state


Administer BPA and other funding for salmon recovery projects in the Yakima Basin.  Work closely with our partners and landowners to prioritize, plan, and implement projects.  We leverage more than 100% of BPA funding for project implementation.  Projects replant stream banks, remove barriers, replace culverts, build fish ladders, and screen diversions.

Community Stories

3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters


Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The professional and working relationships between Conservation Districts (esp. North Yakima CD) and the South Central RC&D Council are a model for all Councils in Washington State. Recognition of each organizations strengths to complete a common goal drive the success of fish passage restoration and fisheries enhancement in the region. Each RC&D and CD in the state should strive to emulate the effective partnerships working on behalf of important, limited natural resources. These organizations work effectively together, not against each other in a spirit of netural resource betterment.


Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The South Central Washington RC&D Council provides an excellent local support group for facillitating and implementing natural resource projects. They have done a outstanding job at bringing together multiple stakeholders to work on issues in effective ways. They also bring a significant amount of revenue and jobs into our region that benefit fish, water quality, community development and other natural resources in our area.


Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The South Central Washington RC&D is a lead RC&D for the State of Washington. Their impact in the region and state-wide is outstanding. I've worked with the Council and RC&D Coordinator, Heather, on a number of occasions and can't say enough great things about their willingness to help; their forward-thinking and can-do approach! They are good at what they do and they get thigns done! Thank you! I'm so thankful that you do what you do.