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 the county's natural, historical, and cultural resources and promoting nature-based recreation and eco- and heritage tourism. The commission does this by negotiating voluntary protection strategies with landowners through conservation easements and land acquisition, and through grant programs and special projects. 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 Division in the Community Planning & Development 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
FY17 Annual Report
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
Pinewood Lake Park
Pinewood Lake Park is a scenic community park encompassing the 20-acre Pinewood Lake and 24 acres of surrounding mixed pine and hardwood forests.
Links to conservation and historic organizations and agencies
2020 Hampton Street, Room 3063A
Columbia, SC 29204
Conservation Division Manager
Conservation Program Coordinator
Land Program Planner