Contact information for the
Appalachian RC&D FAC Coalition representatives
NEW RIVER HIGHLANDS RC&D
325 East Main St., Suite E-2
Wytheville, VA 24382
Areas covered: Bland, Carroll, Floyd, Giles, Grayson, Montgomery, Pulaski, Smyth, Tazewell, Washington and Wythe Counties and the City of Galax.
CHESTATEE-CHATTAHOOCHEE RC&D COUNCIL
170 Scoggins Drive
Demorest, GA 30535
Areas covered: Banks, Dawson, Forsyth, Franklin, Habersham, Hall, Hart, Lumpkin, Rabun, Stephens, Towns, Union, and White Counties.
BLUE RIDGE RC&D
PO Box 782
Spruce Pine, NC 28777
CAROLINA LAND & LAKES RC&D
PO Box 2977
Lenoir NC 28645
MOUNTAIN VALLEYS RC&D
4388 US Hwy 25/70, Ste 3
Marshall, NC 28753
Areas covered: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Mitchell, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey Counties.
Areas covered: Alexander, Burke, Caldwell, Catawba, Gaston, Iredell, and Lincoln Counties.
Areas covered: Buncombe, Henderson, Madison, Transylvania, Cleveland, McDowell, Polk, and Rutherford Counties
SOUTHWESTERN NC RC&D
589 Raccoon Rd., Suite 202
Waynesville NC 28786
Areas covered: Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Macon, Jackson, Swain, and Haywood Counties, and the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians.
Appalachian RC&D Fire Adapted Communities Coalition
In 2016, a group of RC&D’s aimed to expand the success of the Fire Adapted Communities concept up the Appalachian Mountain Chain from Georgia to Virginia to help reduce the risk of wildfire in communities in the Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) most of which border National forests.
The Appalachian RC&D FAC Coalition is made up of 6 RC&D Councils in Georgia (1), North Carolina (4), and Virginia (1) along the Appalachian Chain. Their goal is to transform Appalachan mountain counties into fire-adapted communities by using the FAC Fire Learning Network methods where people educate their neighbors, family, and friends as to Fire Adapted principles and practices. The newly created Appalachian RC&D Coalition will serve as the mechanism to spread the FAC concept to communities at risk from wildfires in this area.