Creating vibrant communities through rural economic development and natural resource conservation.

How Can Pathfinders Help You?

Pathfinders is a non-profit organization that works with local citizens to develop and implement projects and programs that benefit the local community.

Pathfinders projects and programs are tied to rural economic development and/or natural resource conservation. Our current activities relate to local food, small business development, abandoned strip mine land reclamation, watershed protection, trail formation and tourism development.

Pathfinders’ ongoing services include a full service forestry program, small business loan program, fiscal agent services, grant writing and grant administration. Contact our office to learn more!

Read an overview about the Pathfinders organization.

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Pathfinders RC&D Board Meeting
Monday, October 5
6:00 p.m.
Pathfinders RC&D Office
NEW! Check out our Inventory of Grass Fed Beef Producers
NEW! Crow Creek Watershed Assessment Final Report

Access the final report HERE (3 MB) for the Crow Creek Watershed located in Jefferson County.

The watershed assessment was funded through a Watershed Development Grant awarded to the Jefferson Soil and Water Conservation District.

Pathfinders RC&D Welcomes Environmental Planner

Executive Director Detra Dettmann is pleased to announce Anna Bruen is now working as an Environmental Planner for Pathfinders Resource Conservation and Development (RC&D). 

“Anna worked for us part-time as a project director while she finished her master’s degree last year,” states Dettmann.  “We’re very excited to have her taking on an expanded role with our organization.”


Pathfinders 2014 Overview

Learn more about all of Pathfinders programs and service provided in 2014.