Creating vibrant communities through rural economic development and natural resource conservation.
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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.
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NEWS AND EVENTS
Pathfinders RC&D Board Meeting
Monday, July 6
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.”
New Abandoned Mine Land Projects in Mahaska County
Pathfinders Resource Conservation and Development (RC&D), in partnership with the Mahaska Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD), received three Watershed Cooperative Agreement grants from the U.S. Department of Interior’s Office of Surface Mining.
Two $100,000 grants were awarded to help fund reclamation of the “Meyer” and “Memmelaar” Abandoned Mine Land (AML) sites in Mahaska County. Another $200,000 grant was awarded to help fund the “Logan” AML reclamation.
Pathfinders 2014 Overview
Learn more about all of Pathfinders programs and service provided in 2014.