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About  Great Plains RC&D  General History  Welcome to the Great Plains RC&D Council web site. Over 30 years ago, Congress established a unique program within the U.S. Department of Agriculture that empowered rural people to help themselves. The USDA focus was to assist local people by providing tools and technical support to stabilize and grow their own communities while protecting and developing natural resources. In return, local Councils provide local direction and planning and coordinate implementation of specific projects within their boundaries. The focus on local direction and control has made RC&D one of the most successful rural development programs of the Federal Government. Project focus provides for the sustainability of local economies and resources.   GP RCD History  The Great Plains RC&D Council based in Cordell, Oklahoma was one of the very first of these councils. The Great Plains RC&D Council is an incorporated not-for-profit, 501(c)3. They receive assistance from USDA through the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).   Goals & Objectives  While USDA and NRCS provide broad-scoped guidance, the council sets its own goals and objectives. The Great Plains RC&D Council operates under these main operational goals: Provide educational resources and information to the public, conservation districts and educators to promote the sound management of our natural resources Develop community facilities and services to insure safety and a high standard of living Improve and promote the utilization of areas rangelands, woodlands, mineral resources and wildlife habitats with minimal effects on environment The councils Mission is to increase public awareness of environmental concerns and accelerate the development and protection of human, financial and natural resources, thereby improving the quality of life in southwestern Oklahoma.   Our Vision   A Revitalized Rural Oklahoma. Privacy Policy. This website is operated and maintained for the Great Plains Resource Conservation District. Our Address is: Great Plains RC&D 300 S. Broadway - Weatherford, OK 73096. We can be reached via our web form or you can reach us by telephone at (580) 832-3661. For each visitor to our Web page, our Web server automatically records general information about your visit. This information is used in aggregate to help us monitor usage of this site. This information is not shared or sold. If you have any questions about this policy or this web site please contact us via one of the ways listed above. Chairman:  Alfred Miller  Vice President:  Chris Mackey  Secretary Treasurer:  Alveta Taylor  Council Members:  Susan Bergen Randy Beutler Geary Caswell James Gee Reonna Slagell Gossen Marvin Hankins Dr. John Hays Mary Ann Oyler Toni Pickle John Schuafele Marvin Stewart Lendell Stowers Nelda Tucker Sam Vinyard Nena Wells Alden Whiteman Dennis Wicker Darrell Wootten Larry Wright  Associate Members:  Lori Coats Christy Elkins Sue Hokanson Tom Murray Tom Smeltzer  Project Manager: Jodi Jackson
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