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Natural Resources Conservation Districts (NRCDs)

For over 70 years Natural Resources Conservation Districts (NRCDs) have been working with landowners, organizations and government agencies to protect our soil, water, forests, wildlife and other natural resources.

Vermont’s 14 NRCD’s provide landowners and agricultural producers with technical, financial and educational assistance for working with state and federal programs. District’s act as local facilitators linking farmers with the appropriate federal and state cost share programs and private sources of funding that can help producers meet their management objectives. Districts coordinate the Local Work Group for the USDA Farm Bill programs, run agricultural and natural resource management workshops and provide educational information on many related topics.

Through the Agricultural Resource Specialist (ARS) program, staff work with farmers on meeting Vermont’s Accepted Agricultural Practices, provide free farm well water sampling for nitrates, pesticides and bacteria, assess farm operations through the Agricultural Environmental Management program, and make recommendations on improving environmental impacts of the farm operation. Assistance is available on manure management, proper siting of manure storage or composting facilities, technical information on water quality issues, and much more.  For more information, visit the Vermont Association of Conservation Districts on the web, or contact your local Conservation District office.

Bennington County NRCD
District Manager
PO Box 505, 310 Main St.
Bennington, VT 05201
802-442-2275 FAX 802-447-1934

Caledonia County NRCD
District Manager
481 Summer Street; Suite 202
St Johnsbury, VT 05819
802-748-3885 ext. 114   FAX 802-748-1621

Essex County NRCD
District Manager
481 Summer Street; Suite 202
St Johnsbury, VT 05819
802-748-3885 ext. 114   FAX 802-748-1621

Franklin County NRCD
District Manager
27 Fisher Pond Road, Suite 1
St Albans, VT 05478
802-524-6505 FAX 802-524-4575

Grand Isle NRCD
Sherri Potvin, District Clerk
317 Old W. Shore Rd.
North Hero, VT 05474

Lamoille County NRCD
District Manager
109 Professional Drive, Suite 2
Morrisville, VT 05661
802-888-9218 ext.113

Last modified August 12 2010 08:09 PM