Southern Appalachian RC&D FAC CoalitionMaking things happen for the Appalachian Mountains
CAROLINA LAND & LAKES
The Carolina Land & Lakes RC&D Council’s mission is to improve the quality of life for our communities, create a safer environment and provide a better economy by supporting beneficial projects and creating partnerships in our region. This goal is achieved by supporting projects that address conservation of resources, such as: water quality, bio-energy, energy efficiency, stream restoration, and dam removal.
The NC Association of Resource Conservation and Development Councils consists of 10 councils that serve 88 of the 100 counties in North Carolina. The state RC&D association was incorporated in 1990 to promote the visibility and accomplishments of RC&D councils and to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and development of project partnerships.
Sustainability is the simple idea that, we should try and leave the world a better place than we found it. The Iroquois had a term for sustainability, long before the public recognition we have today. “In every deliberation, we must consider the impact on the seventh generation… even if it requires having skin as thick as the bark of a pine” derived from the Constitution of the Iroquois Nation. This basically means that we are making decisions today for the next 7 generations. Carolina Land and Lakes strives to be responsible stewards and practice sustainability through stream restoration, energy efficiency, working with local farmers and all the other services we provide.
Water & Land Preservation:
Pellets for Pullets
REAP (Rural Energy for America Program)
ECAP- Energy Cost-Share Assistance Program
Shuford Dam Removal
Rocky Face Mountain Recreation Area
Pellet Industry Development
Mountain Island Educational State Forest