Conserving Richland County’s Natural & Historic Legacy
Richland County Council created the Richland County Conservation Commission (RCCC) by ordinance in 1998. The RCCC is charged with promoting the protection of natural, historical, and cultural resources throughout Richland County by negotiating voluntary protection strategies with landowners through such means as conservation easements, land acquisition, and grant programs. Each of the eleven members of County Council appoints a representative to the Commission. The members have backgrounds in land conservation, historic preservation, and other related fields. Members meet monthly and serve without pay. The Richland County Conservation Department provides staff support to the RCCC. Use the links below or to the right to learn more about our programs.
A listing of members with their contact information
Agendas and Minutes
Recent news articles and events
Conservation easement facts and landowner interest form; criteria and application for Community Conservation grants; trail map
Criteria and application for Historic Preservation grants; Bailey Bill information and applications; cemeteries; historical markers; and historic surveys and site inventory
Links to conservation and historic organizations and agencies
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2020 Hampton Street, Room 3063A
Columbia, SC 29204
Conservation Department Director
James B. (Buddy) Atkins, Ph.D.
Conservation Program Coordinator
Education Program Coordinator