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Programs and Services


Conservation Field Days

The District sponsors Conservation Field Days for 5th and 6th grade students and their teachers where they learn about such things as: soils, forests/trees, wildlife, wetlands and water pollution, etc.

Vermont Envirothon

The District participates in promoting the Vermont Envirothon program through visits to high school science departments and presenting information to teachers on the virtues of student participation in the Vermont Envirothon. The District sponsored (4) teams in the 2015 statewide competition.

Real Estate Resource Information Workshop

Each year the District sponsors and organizes a Real Estate Resource Information Course/Workshop. This Course is designed for Real Estate Brokers and Salespeople in need of obtaining credits towards fulfillment of the educational requirements for renewal of their real estate license.


RNRCD Annual Meeting

The District holds an Annual Meeting and invites a guest speaker to talk about an important natural resource conservation issue.

Land Treatment Planning

The Land Treatment Planner works with the agricultural community to develop plans that control soil erosion and protect water quality by implementing land based conservation practices. 

Local Work Group

Rutland District Supervisors participate in Local Work Group meetings. The focus of these meetings is to assist in setting local priorities for USDA Cost Share Programs administered by the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).Services

Online RAP Quiz

The goal of the RAP Online Quiz is to provide an accessible, informative tool for livestock farmers and agricultural service providers to raise awareness of the RAPs and water quality improvement practices available for Vermont farmers.

Green Stormwater Infrastructure

Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) is used to manage runoff from developed lands in an effort to reduce the volume of stormwater and improve water quality .  GSI utilizes infiltration, evapotranspiration, storage and reuse.  To learn more about GSI visit the DEC website at this link and this link.


Seedling Sale

Each year in the Spring the District makes available to the public evergreen and hardwood trees, wildlife/songbird trees and shrubs, apple trees, berries and wildflower seeds in order to encourage landowners to increase plantings for wildlife habitat, conservation and aesthetics.

Trout Sales

The District sponsors a Spring Trout program that provides pond owners with trout for stocking their ponds.

Portable Skidder Bridges

The District has portable skidder bridges available for rent to loggers and consulting foresters. Portable skidder bridges when properly installed and used as a temporary stream crossing structure, will reduce streambank and streambed disturbance as compared to other alternatives, thus minimizing the potential for sedimentation.