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

ONRCD programs


Horse Farm Management

Helpful information to help horse owners comply with the new Required Agricultural Practices. Join our Face Book page to get up to date information.


History of Forestry - Billings Museum


Join us this winter for our Forestry Series




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


Water Quality

ONRCD will be cooridinating water quality testing on the Mill Brook (Reading) and Kedron Brook (Woodstock) starting in April.  Interested? Contact ONRCD


Trek to Taste - Woodstock, VT


ONRCD works with Two Rivers/Ottauquechee Regional Planning Commission to maintain two stream tables.  Schools or groups interested in using the tables can contact us for available dates.  A 6' truck or van is needed for transport of the table.