About Trailblazer Resource Conservation and Development

The term R C & D refers to the USDA’s Resource Conservation and Development (R C & D) Program. R C & D was created by a provision of the Food and Agriculture Act of 1962. The R C & D Program is based on the assumption that local citizens can develop and carry out an action-oriented plan for the social, economic, and environmental enrichment of their communities. Congress provides about $60 million annually to the USDA to assist the R C & D program. In turn, the USDA provides assistance as needed to help facilitate the local Council’s goals and objectives. Although most of the USDA agencies assist in the R C & D Program, the USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service has the responsibility for administration of the program.
Each R C & D is a locally sponsored and directed organization that provides assistance to the citizens of a designated area. Trailblazer R C & D serves eight Louisiana parishes: Bienville, Bossier, Claiborne, Jackson, Lincoln, Union, Webster, and Winn. The purpose of Trailblazer R C & D is to improve the quality of life in local communities. Trailblazer is a non-profit organization, tax exempt (501c3) according to the Internal Revenue Service. Donations, loans, grants, special events and other fund-raising activities are essential to meet our goals.

                   

We Are:

  • Local people, solving local problems – volunteers who often represent sponsoring groups

Success of the program is directly related to the interest and dedication of the appointed council members. The council establishes goals, objectives, and policies for the RC&D program.

  • A grassroots organization working to improve life in OUR communities

Trailblazer R C & D serves 8 parishes: Bienville, Claiborne, Jackson, Lincoln, Union, Webster, and Winn.

  • A non-profit organization, tax exempt (501c3) according to the Internal Revenue Service

Donations, loans, grants, special events and other fund raising activities are essential to meet goals.

  • An organization challenged to develop quality projects that meet the needs of area residents

This is accomplished by encouraging local leadership and innovative thinking. Needs are continually being recognized or brought to the attention of the Board of Directors by other community leaders.

  • A Tier 2 member of the Circle of Diamonds recipient

 

 

 

 

 

We Are Not:

  • A government agency.