Resource Conservation & Development Council

About Us

The Buffalo-Duck River Resource Conservation and Development Council is a non-profit organization, locally governed by a board of directors, and sponsored by county and municipal governments and soil conservation districts to address priority needs in Tennessee’s Hickman, Lewis, Perry and Wayne Counties.

Our Mission

Improve the quality of life through natural resource management and conservation, and the advancement of economic, educational, social and cultural opportunities working in partnership with national, state, and local
Resource Conservation & Development Councils.

The Resource Conservation & Development Council

The Resource Conservation & Development (RC&D) Program is a nationwide program originally developed by the United States Department of Agriculture to assist primarily rural community economic and natural resource development needs. Nationally RC&D Councils serve all 50 states and US territories with10 RC&D Councils in Tennessee.

The Buffalo-Duck River RC&D Council was organized in 1994 and the 4-county service area was approved by the Secretary of Agriculture in 1996 for a base level of operating assistance. Today all RC&D Councils operate independently and rely on the strength of local volunteers and public/private/partnerships.

Our Council Goals are:

  • Improve the management and conservation of land and water resources.
  • Advance economic, educational, social and cultural opportunities towards community sustainability.

The Buffalo-Duck River RC&D Council is a member of the:

Tennessee RC&D


Equal Opportunity is the Law:

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits federally assisted programs from discriminating based on race, color or national origin. The Buffalo-Duck River RC&D also requires that its services and programs be offered to all eligible persons regardless of race, color or national origin.
Should you feel you have been discriminated against, contact:
Gina Sawyer, Title VI Coordinator
Buffalo-Duck River RC&D
124 Progress Center Plaza
Centerville, TN  37033
Phone: (931) 996-8737
March 2023
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