south central washington resource conservation & development (rc&d) council
washington resource conservation & development (rc&d) council
south central washington resource conservation & development (rc&d) council

collecting flow data on the manastash creek

alpine wildflower

river otter in the yakima river basin

salmon benefit from the salmon recovery efforts

yakima river canyon in the winter

About the Washington Resource Conservation & Development Council

Mission Statement

To provide leadership on issues of regional significance by facilitating the planning, coordination, and implementation of initiatives which promote a sustainable rural lifestyle for current and future generations.

Vision Statement

To be the regional organization of choice for facilitating collaborative implementation of conservation projects leading to healthy and sustainable natural resources, economies, and communities.

Board of Directors

  • President - Frank Hendrix, North Yakima Conservation District
  • Vice President - Reese Lolley, The Nature Conservancy
  • Secretary / Treasurer - Rebecca Wassell, Mid Columbia Regional Fisheries Enhancement Group
  • Tom Coleman, Rabbitbrush Ranches, LLC
  • Laurie Crowe, South Yakima Conservation District
  • Anna Lael, Kittitas County Conservation District
  • Philip Rigdon, Yakama Nation
  • Ken Tolonen, Master Gardeners

Members & Partners

The success of the Washington Resource Conservation & Development Council lies in its Members and Partners, entities that join the RC&D or work closely with us on projects. Members have the opportunity to help guide conservation collaboration, bring projects to the Council, and develop partnerships with other RC&D members. If you or your organization are interested in being a member of the RC&D, please contact us.

RC&D Documents

The Washington RC&D Council believes in transparency and accountability. See below for various documents. If you do not see something that you are looking for, please call us!

Legal Documents




Previous Board Meeting Minutes (Approved)

Date Minutes
February 2016 Download
September 2015 Download
July 2015 Download
May 2015 Download
February 2015 Download
November 2014 Download
September 2014 Download
July 2014 Download
May 2014 Download
March 2014 Download
January 2014 Download
November 2013 Download
September 2013 Download
July 2013 Download
May 2013 Download
March 2013 Download
January 2013 Download
November 2012 Download
September 2012 Download
July 2012 Download
May 2012 Download
March 2012 Download
Feb 2012 Download
Jan 2012 Download
Minutes Earlier than 2012 Please contact RC&D directly