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

Mission Statement

The mission of the South Central Washington RC&D Council is 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

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

Executive Director

  • Ryan Anderson


  • President - Frank Hendrix, North Yakima Conservation District
  • Vice President - Reese Lolley, The Nature Conservancy
  • Secretary / Treasurer - Rebecca Wassell, Mid Columbia Regional Fisheries Enhancement Group

Board of Directors

  • Jack Clark, Benton County Conservation District
  • Tom Coleman, Rabbitbrush Ranches, LLC
  • Laurie Crowe, South Yakima Conservation District
  • Anna Lael, Kittitas County Conservation District
  • Reese Lolley, The Nature Conservancy
  • Glenn Miller, Mid-Columbia Fisheries Enhancement Group
  • Philip Rigdon, Yakama Nation
  • Tim Tilley, City of Zillah
  • Ken Tolonen, Master Gardeners

Board Meeting Schedule

Members & Partners

The success of the South Central 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 at:

RC&D Documents

The South Central 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! You can also find us on Guidestar.

Annual Reports

Legal Documents




Previous Board Meeting Minutes (Approved)

Date Minutes
May 2015 coming soon
March 2015 coming soon
Feb 2015 coming soon
Jan 2015 coming soon
Nov 2014 Download
Sept 2014 Download
July 2014 Download
May 2014 Download
March 2014 Download
January 2014 Download
November 2013 Download
September 2013 Download [PDF 193 KB]
July 2013 Download [PDF 197 KB]
May 2013 Download [PDF 196 KB]
March 2013 Download [PDF 195 KB]
January 2013 Download [PDF 199 KB]
November 2012 Download [PDF 196 KB]
September 2012 Download [PDF 205 KB]
July 2012 Download [PDF 199 KB]
May 2012 Download [PDF 204 KB]
March 2012 Download [PDF 196 KB]
Feb 2012 Download [PDF 207 KB]
Jan 2012 Download [PDF 214 KB]
Minutes Earlier than 2012 Please contact RC&D directly




RC&D - Providing Leadership in Conservation Collaboration!