About Buckeye Hills RC&D

Resource Conservation and Development is a unique concept, administered by the USDA. Its mission depends on local volunteerism to serve resource needs of those who live in rural areas. RC&D is a way for people to work together to plan and carry out activities making the area a better place to live.

The Buckeye Hills RC&D Council is a 501©(3) non-profit entity, serving a nine county region in southeastern Ohio including Athens, Belmont, Hocking, Meigs, Monroe, Morgan, Noble, Perry, & Washington Counties. The Buckeye Hills RC&D program identifies and solves problems in rural communities including human, economic, natural resources, and environmental issues. This is accomplished by developing local efforts and initiatives to meet these needs.

The RC&D Council has been a leader in resource development projects over the years. Projects such as recreational development, rural community development, rural fire protection, abandoned mineland reclamation, tree planting, water quality improvement and critical are stabilization have been completed.

Nearly 400 projects have been completed in the RC&D, with 10-15 projects completed each year. Most projects focus on such things as:

The Buckeye Hills RC&D also has several working goals for its area.

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