North Central Conservation District

Vernon office:

24 Hyde Avenue
Vernon, CT 06066-4503



Job Opportunity with NCCD!
Posted: Friday, September 4, 2015

Position Announcement: Natural Resource Specialist

North Central Conservation District, Inc.

September 2015


The North Central Conservation District, Inc. (NCCD), a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote the sound use and management of natural resources.  NCCD provides natural resource technical assistance requiring expertise in areas that include soils, erosion, wetlands, storm water management, ponds, invasive plants, agricultural programs, watershed planning, and environmental regulations.


NCCD is seeking a parttime Natural Resource Specialist to support its mission.  This position has the potential to grow in both hours and responsibility.  Compensation will be commensurate with qualifications.  Specific job responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the field work, research, writing, and communication necessary to carry out NCCD programs and services. 


Candidates should have a Bachelor’s degree in natural resources, agriculture, or a related field, and relevant experience.  The ideal candidate will have demonstrated abilities to manage multiple projects and work cooperatively with a broad client base.  Helpful qualifications include any of the following:  designation as a professional soil scientist, wetlands scientist, or CPESC; certification in the State of Connecticut Wetland Training Program; and proficiency with GIS technology and software.   Some weekend and evening work and in-state travel may be required.  Applicant must have a valid driver’s license. 


To apply, send a resume with a cover letter explaining your interest in the position to 


Review of applications will begin September 1, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled.

changes at NCCD
Posted: Monday, July 13, 2015

NCCD has experienced a significant change in staff this summer. David Askew, Executive Director for 20 years, has left the North Central Conservation District for a new opportunity.  NCCD staff and board members will miss David deeply, but have readily welcomed Joanna Shapiro, NCCD Natural Resource Specialist since October 2008, as the new Director of NCCD.

Posted: Monday, July 13, 2015
NCCD has finally entered the era of social media, and has a facebook page!  Please show your support by visiting and "Liking" us on Facebook!  We will periodically provide useful natural resource information, and will share news about our events, including our Spring Plant and Seedling Sale! 
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2015 Plant and Seedling Sale
Posted: Monday, February 3, 2014

Despite a first ever plant sale delay (by 3 weeks!), our Spring 2015 Plant and Seedling Sale ended up being a great event!  If you usually receive our plant sale brochure, or have previously requested it, or placed an order this year, look for your 2016 brochure next February! If you haven't received our brochure by mail before, sign up to receive our plant sale brochure (one mailing/year) here!  Thank you!


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Welcome to the North Central Conservation District

North Central Conservation District is a nonprofit organization dedicated to assisting private landowners and municipalities with environmental information. Our services include:

  • Comprehensive review of development plans
  • Wetland Boundary review
  • Erosion Control and stormwater plan review
  • Workshops on Natural Resource topics
  • Soil Information, erosion control inspection and compliance (by special arrangement)
  • Pond Inspections and trouble-shooting
  • Native Landscaping Assistance
  • Agricultural Services
  • Funding assistance to municipalities for special projects


The North Central Conservation District's 2014 - 2015 Annual Report is Now Available!

Each year, the North Central Conservation District releases a publication outlining the previous year's projects, events, and financial information in order to inform the people in our District of the services we provide.

Download the Current Annual Report


Previous Annual Reports:

Download the 2013-2014 Annual Report: 

Part One

Part Two

Download the 2012-2013 Annual Report: 

Part One

Part Two

Download the 2011-2012 Annual Report: 

Part One

Part Two

Download the 2010-2011 Annual Report:

Part One

Part Two

Map of the North Central Conservation District's Area, Encompassing 30 Municipalities

Click on the map to enlarge it.





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