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Conservation Overview

Click here for a general overview of conservation practices, learn about watersheds, and discover ways you can contribute to conservation efforts.

Forestry Facts for Private Landowners

With private landowners controlling 80% of Vermont’s forest land (http://www.vermontwoodlands.org/forestry-facts.asp) it is important for conservation districts and landowners to work together to protect and preserve Vermont’s landscape.  Natural Resources Conservation Districts (NRCDs) around the state offer programs and resources for landowners to help encourage conservation efforts.

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...

Conservation District Hosted Tree Sales Delivered Over 20,000 Trees Across Vermont

This year, Conservation Districts across Vermont hosted their annual spring Tree Sales, and they were a great success. With pickups scheduled in May, the eight participating Conservation Districts saw more than 20,000 stems go home with customers. This was the...

Poultney Mettowee Conservation District Protects Water Quality through Best Management Practices

In 2020, Poultney Mettowee Natural Resources Conservation District worked to implement a 7.4-acre exclusion fencing, berm removal, and riparian buffer planting project on a farm in Pawlet, VT. The Opportunity In 2019, Seth and Diane Butler attended an agricultural...