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 RC&D


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.


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 - Tom Coleman, Rabbitbrush Ranch, LLC
  • Rebecca Wassell, Mid Columbia Regional Fisheries Enhancement Group
  • Anna Lael, Kittitas County Conservation District
  • Philip Rigdon, Yakama Nation
  • Ken Tolonen, Master Gardeners
  • John Simmons, City of Zillah

Members & Partners

The success of the WA RC&D 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


IRS Letter of Determination


Personnel Policy Manual

Conflict Of Interest Policy Manual


2015 Audit
2014 Audit
2013 Audit
2012 Audit
2011 Audit
2010 Audit
2009 Audit


2015 990
2014 990
2013 990
2012 990
2011 990
2010 990
2009 990
2008 990

Annual Reports

2016 (to be finalized soon)

Previous Board Meeting Minutes (Approved)

Date Minutes
March 2017 Download when approved
October 2016 Download
August 2016 Download
June 2016 Download
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
Minutes prior to 2014 Please contact RC&D directly