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Dedicated to the conservation, maintenance, improvement and development and use of land, soil, water, trees, vegetation, fish and wildlife and other natural resources in Vermont, since 1983.

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Natural Resource Conservation Districts (NRCDs) are non-regulatory entities that work with private landowners, farms, state and federal agencies, and other partner organizations to promote and implement conservation programs.

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NRCS – Soil Conservation 

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) presents a documentary on soil conservation pioneer Hugh Hammond Bennett, the history of our agency and the birth of the private lands conservation movement in the U.S.

Locate Your Conservation District!

Simply click on your district from the map below to be taken to your appropriate conservation website!

 

Widham County Bennigton County
Ottauquechee White River Rutland POULTNEY-METTOWEE Otter Creek Winooski Lamoille Caledonia Franklin Orleans Essex Grand Isle

April 10th, 1pm-4pm

No-Till Workshop: It’s more than the planter, but the planter is a good place to start! Sign up before April 3rd for this FREE workshop.

Contact Nanci McGuire to register: nanci.mcguire@vt.nacdnet.net

April 10th, 6pm-8pm

Pasture & Manure Management for Horses Workshop. Sign up before April 3rd for this FREE workshop.

Contact Nanci McGuire to register: nanci.mcguire@vt.nacdnet.net

 

About the Vermont Association of Conservation Districts (VACD)

The Vermont Association of Conservation Districts (VACD) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization established in 1983 formed to conduct educational, scientific, charitable work concerning conservation, maintenance, improvement and development and use of land, soil, water, trees, vegetation, fish and wildlife and other natural resources in Vermont. READ MORE…

  

What We Do

The Vermont Association of Conservation Districts (VACD) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization established in 1983 formed to conduct educational, scientific, charitable work concerning conservation, maintenance, improvement and development and use of land, soil, water, trees, vegetation, fish and wildlife and other natural resources in Vermont.

The voting members of the association are the 14 Natural Resource Conservation Districts (NRCDs) in the State of Vermont.  Conservation Districts were established in 1939 as under the Soil and Conservation Act # 246.  Please see the Conservation Districts page of this website for a complete listing of Districts and more information their programs.

Threat to Our Forests and Trees:  Emerald Ash Borer

News Release/ Commentary for Release Contact: Corrina Parnapy, District Manager Winooski Natural Resources Conservation District corrina@winooskinrcd.org Threat to Our Forests and Trees:  Emerald Ash Borer Recently in Orange County, VT the invasive beetle...

Invasive Japanese Knotweed 101

Press Release/ Commentary for Immediate Release Contact: Corrina Parnapy, District Manager Winooski Natural Resources Conservation District corrina@winooskinrcd.org Invasive Japanese Knotweed 101 Japanese Knotweed (Fallopia japonica), which closely...

WNRCD Seeks Locations of Overlooked Snail Within Vermont Waters

Press Release For Immediate Release Contact:   Corrina Parnapy, District Manager Winooski Natural Resources Conservation District corrina@winooskinrcd.org WNRCD Seeks Locations of Overlooked Snail Within Vermont Waters Within Vermont waters is a snail that...

Local farmers and partners share new approaches to water quality

Press Release: Local farmers and partners share new approaches to water quality FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Jeannie Bartlett, District Manager Franklin County Natural Resources Conservation District 802-528-4176 jeanne.bartlett@vt.nacdnet.net by Jeannie...

Partnership Focuses on Helping Farmers Meet Required Ag Practices

Vermont's Ag Water Quality Partnership 2nd Annual Meeting Partnership Focuses on Helping Farmers Meet Required Ag Practices February 9, 2018—Nearly 200 conservation professionals representing 27 Vermont state, federal, and local agencies, the University of Vermont,...

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