The Ottauquechee Natural Resources Conservation District, founded in 1944, helps individuals, groups and communities in eighteen towns in Windsor County, and one in Rutland County, by providing education, information and technical assistance relating to conservation issues.

The District has always been innovative in its conservation efforts. Early programs focused on agricultural needs, however, over the years, as patterns in farming have changed, District programs have changed to meet environmental needs. Today the District also gives considerable assistance to various non-agricultural agencies and groups.

ONRCD invites you to join us in our effort to improve water quality where we live through land management education. Contact us at ONRCD1@gmail.com (mailing address: ONRCD, 28 Farmvu Drive, White River Junction, VT 05001)  Read ONRCD Annual Report 2015/16

ONRCD programs

FORESTRY AND THE LANDOWNER

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE YOU CUT THE FIRST TREE

JANUARY 22, 2017  2-4 PM

BILLINGS FARM, WOODSTOCK, VT

 

FREE

 

Trail Use Workshop

How to build and maintain trails for horses, bikes & snow machines

January 28 & Feb 4   1-3 PM

Green Mountain Horse Association member's room

 

  

 

 

                       

 

Horse Farm Management

Helpful information to help horse owners comply with the new Required Agricultural Practices

 

History of Forestry - Billings Museum

Forestry

Join us this winter for our Forestry Series - Jan 22, 2017
Forestry and the Landowner - What to expect from a harvest

 

Agriculture

Farmers learn how to write their own Nutrient Management Plans at classes held in White River Junction

 

Water Quality

Swimming hole water testing done by volunteers of the Black River Action Team and Ottuaquechee River Group

 

Trek to Taste - Woodstock, VT

Education

The River Road Show travels to schools and public events (Trek to Taste) to demonstrate how rivers and streams work. ONRCD E-newsletter offers timely information on current issues