Southern Appalachian RC&D FAC Coalition

Making things happen for the Appalachian Mountains

NEW RIVER HIGHLANDS

The New River-Highlands RC&D Council leads implementation of RC&D activities in their coverage area. This area consists of Bland, Carroll, Floyd, Giles, Grayson, Montgomery, Pulaski, Smyth, Tazewell, Washington and Wythe counties and the City of Galax. The Council’s mission is “To promote the management of natural resources within their capability for the enhancement of the quality of life and environment in the New River-Highlands Resource Conservation and Development Area.”

Focusing on:

  • Promoting managed growth and development, with an emphasis on protection of farm and forestland and open space
  • Promoting a sustainable agricultural sector
  • Promoting the conservation of natural resources, with an emphasis on improvement and protection of water and air quality
  • Promoting community development and diverse rural economies
  • Strengthening New River-Highlands RC&D Council operations

 

While providing diverse services in the areas of natural resources protection and enhancement and community development. The council provides technical assistance to its sponsors and organizations consistent with the New River-Highlands RC&D Council Annual and Area Plans. The council places a high priority on projects and issues that affect or could serve as a model to large portions of the Area. The council and its Committees undertake projects consistent with the Annual and Area Plans. Sponsors and other organizations desiring assistance may make a request in writing to the council. All sources of technical and financial assistance are explored.

MEMBERS

BLAND COUNTY

Steve Hermansen

CITY OF GALAX

Terry Atwell

MONTGOMERY COUNTY

Vacant

TAZEWELL COUNTY

Jack Asbury

CARROLL COUNTY

Ralph J. Martin

GILES COUNTY

Paul W. Baker

PULASKI COUNTY

Richard Gutherie

WASHINGTON COUNTY

Henry Snodgrass

FLOYD COUNTY

Jeff T. Walker

GRAYSON COUNTY

Elaine Holeton

SMYTH COUNTY

M. Jay Hubble

WYTHE COUNTY

Christopher King
John Huffard

CONTACT INFO

NEW RIVER HIGHLANDS RC&D

325 East Main St., Suite E-2
Wytheville VA 24382
(276) 227-0536

www.newriver-highlandsrcd.org

Southern Appalachian RC&D FAC Coalition
Making Things Happen for the Appalachian Mountains

 

Focusing on....

Land Conservation
Water Management
Community Development
Land Management

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