Programs and Services
The WNRCD offers fee-based services to municipalities, agencies and not-for-profit organizations at very reasonable rates. We can assist with grant management, document creation, project development and outreach and education. The WNRCD has over 75 years of experience working with municipalities, user groups, and State and Federal agencies for the protection of our natural resources. Please visit contractual services web page for more information.
Program Focus Areas
We are committed to providing agricultural producers with the technical, financial, and educational resources they need to be exceptional stewards of the Vermont landscape. In FY 15 the WNRCD constructed 15 compost bins for horse farmers, conservation tillage practices were implemented on 15+ acres, educated farmers on Best Management Practices and the new Clean Water Regulations proposed RAP’s and conducted soil and manure sampling on 6 farms to assist those farmers with their Nutrient Management Plan.
We are a strong advocate of sustainable forestry practices and work to ensure that Vermont’s forest land resources retain their economic, social, and ecological benefits. In FY 15 the WNRCD educated foresters on Best Management Practices and loaned out 3 skidder bridges.
We work hand in hand with local partners to promote appropriate stormwater management practices, providing technical, financial and educational resources. In FY 15 the WNRCD inventoried 64 plots of urban trees, implemented stormwater projects at both the Colshester School and Rumney Memorial School, conducted stormwater outreach to students and residents and managed the Chittenden County Stream Team (CCST), catalyzing stream cleanups, restoration projects and water quality monitoring.
We constantly seek to improve and protect Vermont’s network of rivers and streams so that everyone may enjoy the myriad benefits that these water resources provide. In FY 15 the WNRCD planted 2,500+ trees across 6.35 acres along sensitive riparian areas, and in partnership with other organizations, replaced three failing culverts to allow for adequate aquatic organism passage.