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 (mailing address: ONRCD, 28 Farmvu Drive, White River Junction, VT 05001)

ONRCD welcomes Kelly Stettner as Program Manager!



If her name sounds familiar it should, she has been the long time (20 years) organizer of the Black River Action Team (B.R.A.T.) and is reponsible for the Black River Clean-up, educational programs such as dragon fly workshops, EM River stream table and water quality testing in swim holes near Springfield.  Kelly comes to us with a wealth of experience in the Black River/Ottauquechee water shed and we look forward to the projects she will be spear heading this fall and next year. 







ONRCD will be testing Mill Brook (Reading, West Windsor, Windsor) for E.Coli, total Nitrogen, Phosphorus

and turbidity.  ONRCD is assisting with testing on Kedron Brook (South Woodstock, Woodstock). Kedron Brook is rated as a "stressed" waterway as it comes above state standards at least three times a year.  For more information on water quality testing and how you can get involved, contact ONRCD




Horse Farm Management

Helpful information to help horse owners comply with the new Required Agricultural Practices. Join us on FaceBook - VT Horse Farm Management



                    Billings Museum



Every year ONRCD hosts a program on forestry interests such as....

Logging of a Bygone Era

History of Logging in New England

Logging and the Landowner

Bear and Trees - Ben Kilham

The Aftermath of the 1938 Hurricane


We look forward to continuing this valuable community service in 2024.




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.  Join us for 2024 water testing on Kedron Brook and Mill Brook.


Trek to Taste - Woodstock, VT


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