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 is currently 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



                    History of Forestry - Billings Museum






Forestry - January 27, 2019 at Billings Farm Museum

The Hurricane That
Transformed New England
Jan 27, 2019  Billings Farm Museum
1-3 PM   FREE
Stephen Long tells the story of New England’s Katrina. A journalist and co-founder of Northern Woodlands magazine, Long focuses on the devastation to the region’s forests and the daunting challenge facing New Englanders still in the throes of the Great Depression. His presentation is richly illustrated with archival photos of storm damage and the unprecedented recovery operation.  What have we learned in the last 80 years? 



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

The Aftermath of the 1938 Hurricane




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 2019 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