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Production field along river with Jay Peak in the distance This site provides information on NRCS programs, news and events, office locations, conservation assistance and planning, and other information of interest to Vermont residents and partners  


Vermont NRCS is Now Accepting Applications for the Long Island Sound Initiative

VERMONT, May 16, 2012 - Funding has been announced for landscape conservation in the Long Island Sound Watershed. This initiative addresses fish and wildlife, water quality, recreational and economic opportunities and plant conditions.



Image of Rock River in northwest Vermont

NRCS Announces Funding to Address Water Quality in the Rock River Watershed and Missisquoi Bay Basin

VERMONT, May 8, 2012 - State Conservationist, Vicky M. Drew, announced the launch of two new funding sources aimed at improving water quality in Vermont: the Water Quality Initiative in the Rock River Watershed, and the America’s Great Outdoors Initiative in the Missisquoi Bay Basin.


View the VT America's Great Outdoors Website...

View the VT National Water Quality Initiative Website...


Farming and forest land along Lake Champlain.

Oil Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure Pilot Announced

January 24, 2012 - The Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) in Vermont will be offering Oil Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) pilot through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP). Sign up for this pilot will begin February 3, 2012 and end on June 11, 2012. This pilot provides assistace to producers who are required to comply with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations related to environmental damage from accidental on-farm oil spills. Visit Vermont's EQIP web page for an application form and more information.


Vermont wetland restoration site

Announcement of Funding, Proposal Requirements, and Review Criteria for the General Wetlands Reserve Enhancement Program (General WREP) Fiscal Year 2012

January 19, 2012 - The USDA NRCS General WREP program is a component of WRP through which NRCS enters into agreements with eligible partners to target and leverage resources to carry out high-priority wetland protection, restoration, and enhancement activities and improve wildlife habitat on eligible lands. All proposals must be received on or before Friday, February 10, 2012.