Piedmont Conservation Council, Inc. (PCC) is an independent, non-partisan, non-profit organization that is community-based and regionally-focused. PCC addresses natural resource conservation and development issues in its service area, which includes Alamance, Caswell, Chatham, Durham, Guilford, Orange, Person, Randolph, Rockingham and Wake Counties of North Carolina.
We take conservation from plan to practice by offering: Grant Writing, Project Management, Strategic Planning, and Workshops. Our projects aim to promote: Natural Resource Conservation and Management, Water Quality, Farmland Preservation, Recreation, Tourism, Economic & Cultural Development, Community Improvement, and Job Creation/Retention
PCC seeks to promote equity, access, and inclusiveness to all persons for all programs and services; without regard to race, gender, age, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, marital status, or disability.
PCC was established in 1967, authorized by Congress in October of 1968, incorporated in 1986, and received 501(c)(3) status in March of 1987. PCC was part of the Resource Conservation & Development (RC&D) program, which was a service of the USDA until defunded in April 2011. PCC remains a member of the National Association of RC&D Councils, which continues to support the RC&D Councils throughout the country that continue working without federal support. Our Council and councils throughout the country continue to thrive and serve our communities as completely independent organizations.
For a complete listing of members of the Piedmont Conservation Council, please see our Council Membership page.