Educational Resources

Overview

Vermont is incredibly lucky to have a bounty of world-class natural resources. It is important to note that these resources are finite and fragile and have been protected thanks to the hard work put in by dedicated people. This includes conservationists, biologists, environmental groups, and most importantly, land managers and land owners. Landowners decide how their property is managed and have a direct impact on the quality of our environment. The District is committed to helping Vermont's landowners and land managers learn about stewarding their property for future generations. We hope to resume hosting workshops next year. In the meantime the links below provide more information about the stewardship of Vermont's natural resources.

StructuresFactsheet.pdf

Farm Structures

XmasFactsheet.pdf

Christmas Trees

MapleFactsheet.pdf

Maple

HempFactsheet.pdf

Hemp

HorseFactsheet.pdf

Nutrient Management Plans

VeggieFactsheet.pdf

Vegetable and Berry Farms

SurfaceWaterDitchFactsheet.pdf

Surface Water and Ditches

TileFactsheet.pdf

Surface Tile Drains

Information on Fish and Wildlife in Vermont

Department of Environmental Conservation

The DEC's website has a number of guides to water, soil, and air quality.

https://dec.vermont.gov/about-dec/a-z/learn-more-do-more-topics

Vermont Fish and Wildlife

VT Fish and Wildlife has some great resources on hunting, fishing, bird watching, conservation design, and a database on state owned lands.:

https://vtfishandwildlife.com/

https://vtfishandwildlife.com/learn-more/landowner-resources/wildlife-habitat-management-a-landowners-guide

Guide to soil health

The NRCS has a series of videos and guides for those who want to learn or teach about soil health:

https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/detailfull/soils/health/assessment/?cid=nrcs142p2_053870

Guide to Forestry

The NRCS guide for forest owners in New England:

https://www.fs.usda.gov/treesearch/pubs/58320

Guide to Farm Bill Programs

The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition has guides to current farm bill programs:

https://sustainableagriculture.net/

Organic Certification in Vermont

The Northeast Organic Farmers Association of Vermont (NOFA-VT) provides information on Organic Certification:

https://nofavt.org/

Beginning Farmer Resources

The University of Vermont Extension created a guide for beginning farmers including a comprehensive list of resources.:

http://www.uvm.edu/newfarmer/resourceguide71107.pdf

Financing Conservation

The Conservation Finance Network has articles as well as guides to innovative financing for conservation projects:

https://www.conservationfinancenetwork.org/