The Piedmont Conservation Council, Inc. (PCC) has been taking a regional approach to conservation since its inception in 1967. We service 10 counties: Alamance, Caswell, Chatham, Durham, Guilford, Orange, Person, Randolph, Rockingham, and Wake. PCC is part of a state, regional, and national network of Resource Conservation & Development Council’s, so its support network extends far beyond the 10 county service area. The PCC Council is comprised of three representatives from each member county. These Council members provide technical expertise and local connections, as well as identify projects and bring them to the Council. Each county also has a member that serves on the Executive Board that makes regular business decisions and oversees the daily operations of PCC.
The stated mission of PCC is to “leverage people and resources for innovative projects that promote conservation and sustainable communities.” We do this through four goal areas: Land Conservation (farmland protection plans, agribusiness development), Water Management (conservation and reuse, water quality), Energy Conservation (supporting community-based conservation programs), and technological innovation. Throughout the years, PCC has found that our regional approach to conservation, especially with respect to water resources, allows projects to be highly effective, well-supported, and widely appreciated.