Appalachian Resource Conservation & Development Council
The Appalachian RC&D Council is 501(c)(3) non-profit organization chartered in 1994 as an volunteer-based agency representing northeast Tennessee. Our mission is to conserve natural resources and improve rural economies through community leadership and enhanced educational opportunities. Our Appalachian culture, history and way of life are uniquely ours. We work tirelessly to preserve our heritage, promote local businesses/farmers/manufacturers and protect the lands of past generations so that future generations may be able to enjoy the natural wonders our region has to offer.