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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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NRCDS ARE FOR EVERYONE!
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.

Find Your Local Conservation District

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Widham County

Bennigton County

Ottauquechee

White River

Rutland

POULTNEY-METTOWEE

Otter Creek

Winooski

Lamoille

Caledonia

Franklin

Orleans

Essex

Grand Isle
 

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.

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

PETITIONS FOR BOARD OF SUPERVISORS FOR LOCAL CONSERVATION DISTRICTS AVAILABLE

State Natural Resources Conservation Council Chair, Rick Hopkins of East Montpelier, announced on November 19 the availability of nominating petitions for the statewide elections of District Supervisors in each of the fourteen Natural Resource Conservation Districts....

Vermont’s Natural Resources Conservation Districts Plant 34.25 Acres of Trees and Shrubs to Restore Riparian Habitat Across the Lake Champlain Basin

Winooski Conservation District staff and volunteers planted 0.6 acres of riparian buffer along McCabe's Brook in the LaPlatte River in Spring 2020. Beginning in 2020, Vermont’s Natural Resources Conservation Districts planted 34.25 acres of native trees and shrubs...

Landowners plant fifteen thousand trees and shrubs to restore riparian areas across Orleans County this spring

There are 7,100 miles of rivers and streams in the State of Vermont. Of these total state waters 195 waters or segments of waters are impaired, 115 waters or segments of waters are stressed, and at least 56 waters in the State are altered due to aquatic nuisance...

Webinars offer help in managing property to protect natural resources

The Windham County Conservation District will host a series of webinars aimed at helping current and prospective landowners manage their properties to protect southern Vermont’s natural resources. These programs are the result of collaboration with the Lake Champlain...

Vermont’s Conservation Districts Receive $1.5m Grant to Expand Water Quality Protection and Habitat Restoration Efforts

The State Natural Resources Conservation Council (NRCC) has been awarded a $1.5 million grant by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) to support its Vermont Stream Restoration...

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