History

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The Resource Conservation & Development (RC&D) Program was established under authority of the Food and Agricultural Act of 1962 to assist multi-county areas in enhancing conservation, water quality, wildlife habitat, and rural development.  Work in each area was coordinated by a council, which operated as a sponsorship-based nonprofit led by local leaders and volunteers.  The Clearwater RC&D Council serving the 5-county area of north-central Idaho was founded in 1976, and formally incorporated in the State of Idaho and recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization in 1990.  Responsibility for the administration of this nation-wide program resided within the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service, which provided basic operating support for the Councils, until 2011 when federal funding for the RC&D Program was eliminated. Forging a new path, the Clearwater RC&D Council appointed its first Executive Director in 2013, and is now focused on expanding its operations and impact.

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