Northeast Iowa Resource Conservation & Development works with partners from throughout our region to explore natural resource based economic development opportunities while at the same time protecting and enhancing natural resources. Our mission is to recognize opportunities and provide leadership to make Northeast Iowa a vibrant, place-based model for the nation!

We love the people, places, and local systems that make Northeast Iowa unique and special. We work on projects that are locally conceived, with partners that are passionate and creative. Our organization uses a bottom-up approach to economic development and natural resource enhancement that involves and empowers citizens rather than a top-down approach that dictates solutions. Northeast Iowa RC&D stands beside partners, first empowering them and recognizing their talents, gifts and knowledge, and then providing our expertise.

  • February 27th. Free event, lunch provided. RSVP by February 20th. Call or email Northeast Iowa RC&D at admin@northeastiowarcd.org or 563-864-7112. Please inform us if you need any special accommodations....

  • In Iowa, many market managers are volunteer and many have been a market vendor. This Toolkit has been developed with the generous involvement of market managers from across the state. We want to thank the following managers, as well as extension, non-profit, and government agency......

  • The first Bid Packet for the Upper Wapsipinicon Iowa Watersheds Approach project is now open. At the link you will find the electronic files for the first bid package for Upper Wapsi WMA (UW-BID-001) for download. Click the link below to download files associated with......

  • Northeast Iowa RC&D will welcome Postville residents to learn about current and future projects in Postville and take a look at their recent site work during an open house on Thursday, September 19th from 5:00 to 7:00pm. The site, across from city hall at 101......

  • Northeast Iowa RC&D and the Iowa Department of Transportation are excited to see the installation of new byway signage along a 44-mile extension of the Driftless Area Scenic Byway into Winneshiek County. Northeast Iowa Resource Conservation & Development, a non-profit organization looking to help improve,......

  • [En español] Northeast Iowa Resource Conservation and Development has been awarded a federal grant to conduct outreach and education about lead paint and radon hazards. As a part of this project, lead paint and radon test kits will be available for households with a Postville......