The Endless Mountains Resource Conservation and Development (RC&D) area was authorized as an RC&D Council by the US Department of Agriculture on August 1, 1967.  It was authorized to create partnerships to oversee and promote the conservation of natural resources and the rural development of the region.


Endless Mountains RC&D Council was, for over 43 years, a unique combination of private enterprise and federal assistance that encouraged the blending of natural resource use with local economic and social values. In 2010, federal support diminished significantly and the EMRC&D members decided to continue their mission on their own, garnering support from many sources.


Endless Mountains RC&D continues to provide a form of "facilitated self-help" for conservation and economic development in the many rural communities of the Endless Mountains. region.  The Endless Mountains Region includes the six Pennsylvania counties of Bradford, Lycoming, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga, and Wyoming.


Structure of the Council

The Council is made up of a fourteen member board which is represented by twelve sponsoring organizations and two members at-large. Each county conservation district is entitled to delegate one board member and each set of county commissioners delegate one board member. The members at-large can be from anywhere within the RC&D region.

The Endless Mountains RC&D Council has been very successful at forming partnerships with many federal, state and local groups to address issues and carry out projects throughout the region.

Board Development Training

Courtesy of Tioga County Conservation District, our Council was able to take advantage of a workshop with Micheal Kumer of Boards MTO.  By request, some of the handouts are archived here.  (click the link to open a pdf file in a separate browser window)

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EMRC&D Council’s natural resource and community development goals:

  • Watershed and Stream Management, Protection and Water Quality
  • Agricultural Sustainability
  • Public Education and Awareness of Natural Resource and Community Development Opportunities and Issues


Business Plan:

A Living Document - most recent Version 04-19-2013 

Our region's County Commissioners and Conservation Districts:

     Tioga County                 Commissioners          Conservation District

     Bradford County            Commissioners          Conservation District

     Susquehanna County    Commissioners          Conservation District

     Lycoming County            Commissioners          Conservation District

     Sullivan County              Commissioners          Conservation District 

     Wyoming County            Commissioners           Conservation District


Other Pennsylvania RC&D areas:

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