Mission & History

The RC&D is sponsored and directed by local people as a regional vehicle to improve the economic and social conditions through the conservation, utilization and development of the natural and human resources of the area.

Beartooth Resource Conservation & Development Area, Inc. provides a means to focus the resources of people with various backgrounds, expertise and points of view. People working together can develop and implement a plan which will address problems or issues that affect their quality of life. The RC&D is essentially "Citizens Building Stronger Communities".

Established in 1969, the Beartooth RC&D serves as a regional entity for the cooperative efforts of 5 counties in South Central Montana in rural and economic development. The leadership of this non-profit corporation is comprised of elected officials and community leaders from the counties, incorporated towns and cities, conservation districts and tribal reservations. The RC&D began as an unique partnership with the USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service and Beartooth began with Stillwater and Carbon Counties. During the years Beartooth RC&D has expanded to include Yellowstone, Sweet Grass and Big Horn Counties. In February of 1996 the Economic Development Administration of the US Department of Commerce designated Beartooth RC&D as the Economic Development District for the region.

Explore our site and learn more about how the grass roots effort of the Beartooth RC&D touches communities and in turn improve the lives of people within those communities. We are "Citizens Building Stronger Communities!"