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Conservation Practices in Vermont

CONSERVATION IN VERMONT GUIDEBOOK

A growing number of new farmers, part-time producers and small value-adding enterprises are showing up on the land — establishing diversified fruit and vegetable operations, making artisanal cheeses, starting mechanized logging companies or specializing in organic products, for example. In this guide, new and small farmers, forest and agricultural landowners will be introduced to a number of Best Management Practices for protecting water quality. Nearly all of them will protect or improve the community resource that is clean water. Many will additionally enhance soil health, improve crop yields or save energy. Just as importantly, however, these practices will also help producers improve their business’s bottom line. That is how Vermont’s working landscape and agricultural economy will survive and continue to grow. agricultural best practices. Through technical, financial, and educational assistance, Vermont’s 14 NRCDs act as local facilitators linking landowners and producers with the appropriate federal, state, local, and private programs to meet their management objectives. Whether you are a farmer, municipality, landowner, or concerned private citizen, conservation districts can provide effective opportunities and programs that address environmental concerns in Vermont.

In this guide, new and small farmers, forest and agricultural landowners will be introduced to a number of Best Management Practices for protecting water quality.

Download the Full Conservation in Vermont Guidebook!

Download this resource to discover the ways you can implement conservation practices on your farm or land.

How Conservations Districts Implement Conservation Practices

Contact your local Conservation District to find out what Conservation Practices they are implementing in your community or how they can help you with your conservation goals!

The image below shows the program areas for Vermont’s 14 Conservation Districts.

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