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About Rutland NRCD

A Conservation District is a political subdivision of the State of Vermont, as designated by legislation in 1939, to cooperate with farmers, other landowners, organizations and state and federal agencies to encourage and assist in the conservation of natural resources throughout the State.

The Rutland District was established in 1968. It includes the sixteen towns in the eastern part of Rutland County and Rutland City.

Rutland NRCD
Nanci McGuire, District Manager
170 S Main St, Ste 4
Rutland, VT 05701
(802)-775-8034 ext.117

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2018 Tree, Shrub, & More Sale

It’s time once again for the annual Rutland NRCD Tree, Shrub, & More Sale! Click the button below to download your order form. The deadline is April 16th and some supplies are limited, so please order early.

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2018 Spring Trout Stocking Program

Saturday, May 19th, pick-up time between 12:30pm and 1:30pm

Details & Download Order Form

Mission Statement

The Rutland Natural Resources Conservation District (NRCD) is committed to fostering an awareness of the link between stewardship of the natural environment and the agricultural community as well as other landowners, and encouraging and supporting efforts with partners, in meeting the need for natural resource conservation.

Upcoming Events

April 16th, Tree Sale deadline, order form on this page or email Nanci to inquire today!

May 19th, Trout Stocking Program, order form on this page or email Nanci to inquire today!

Rutland NRCD Annual Meeting – Monday, May 14th, 5:45pm – 8:00pm, Clarendon Grange Hall, open to the public but requires pre-registration, email Nanci to inquire today!

Rutland NRCD Board Meeting – Tuesday, May 15th, 9:30am, USDA Service Center, Rutland

Upcoming Workshops

Horse Pasture and Manure Management 

The Bennington County, Poultney Mettowee, and Rutland Natural Resources Conservation Districts will host a workshop “Pasture and Manure Management for Horses” on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, at the West Rutland Town Hall (Auditorium) at 35 Marble St, West Rutland from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Guest speakers include: Kimberley Hagen with UVM Extension and Jennifer Alexander with the Poultney Mettowee Natural Resources Conservation District. In addition to information about creating healthy pastures, we will provide information about the new Required Agricultural Practices (RAPs) as they relate to horse ownership. The regulations discussed will include those related to stream buffers, when to fence horses out of streams, manure management, soil testing, building permits for barns and stables, and managing animal mortalities.

This workshop is FREE and open to the public. Education credits will be available for those who need them…

Pre-registration is requested by April 3, 2018. Please contact Nanci McGuire at the Rutland Natural Resources Conservation District office at 802-775-8034 ext. 117 or by email

No Till: It’s more than the planter, but the planter is a good place to start

Join Jeff Sanders of UVM Extension’s NW Crops and Soils Program, and Rico Balzano of the Natural Resources Conservation Service, for a presentation on what the system of no-till entails, things to consider before converting to no-till, and where to go for funding for the conversion. This will be followed by a talk and demonstration on changing the corn planter to a no-till drill, and a discussion on planter maintenance and upgrades.

Tuesday, April 10, 1 pm-4 pm, the Grembowicz Farm, 2375 Creek Road, North Clarendon, VT, 05759. (


Pre-registration is required. To register, contact Nanci McGuire 802 775-8034 x 117 or

The workshop is presented by the Bennington, Poultney-Mettowee, and Rutland Natural Resources Conservation Districts with help from UVM Extension, USDA-NRCS, and VAAFM.

Light refreshments will be provided.

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