68 Catamount Park, Ste. B, Middlebury, VT 05753   |   (802)-771-3037 ext. 3037    |   pam.stefanek@vt.nacdnet.net

Our District

The Otter Creek District supports agricultural operators by contracting CREP to plant riparian buffers on 1000 acres to date, and plantings on private land through Trees for Streams, and testing drinking water sources. The Otter Creek District supports programs for the public in Limited Impact Development/Green Infrastructure, Conservation outreach and education, with the sale of conservation items including tree seedlings, and maintains a listing of contractors. Through AOI and RCPP the District has assisted 20 farmers to sign up for nutrient management plans.

Career Opportunity: Technical Conservation Assistant

OCNRCD seeks a temporary, part-time technical conservation assistant, maximum of 20 hours per week.

Candidates will have a minimum of a 4-year degree in the sciences, agriculture, engineering, etc. with minimum of 2 years work experience. Excellent writing and speaking skills are required and the ability to travel within the state. Candidate must be able to manage multiple work processes and have computer skills commensurate with degree and experience. Candidate will be working with multiple partners as well as customers.

Potential workload examples: dam removal project development – four sites; soil health testing on multiple farms, surveying 5 farmers monthly for specific practices installed that benefit water quality; attending training and organizing meetings.

Wage relative to experience and grant income.

Interested individuals please send resume, cover letter and references to OCNRCD1@gmail.com by July 10, 2020.

 

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Vanderwey Farm in Ferrisburgh was started by Raymond and Linda Vanderwey in the 1970’s.  It is now operated by Linda and her sons Sid and Howard.  They have a modern freestall that uses robots to milk the cows. They have been early adopters of fall cover crop and...

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