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Rhode Island Links

Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RI DEM)
235 Promenade Street
Providence, RI 02908

Division of Forest Environment: (401) 568-2013 www.dem.ri.gov/programs/bnatres/forest/

  • Talk with a state service forester.
  • Obtain a list of consulting foresters and licensed wood operators; Best Management Practices for Rhode Island; Water Quality Protection and Forest Management Guidelines.
  • Information on Rhode Island’s Forest Legacy Program; forest conservation, management & stewardship.

Sustainable Watersheds Office: (401) 222-4700 http://www.dem.ri.gov/programs/bpoladm/suswshed/

  • Information and publications on alternative forest products and site assessment.

Division of Fish & Wildlife

  • Freshwater Fisheries/Wildlife: (401) 789-0281
  • Hunter & Aquatic Resource Education Programs: (401) 539-0019
  • Marine Fisheries: (401) 423-1923 http://www.dem.ri.gov/programs/bnatres/fishwild/

Office of Water Resources (401) 222-3961

Permitting: (401) 222-2306 http://www.dem.ri.gov/programs/benviron/water/


University of Rhode Island Cooperative Extension Home*A*Syst Program
Dept. of Natural Resources Science
1 Greenhouse Road URI
Kingston, RI 02881
(401) 874-5398

  • Publications and information on landscaping for water quality protection and stormwater runoff management, available on-line. Home Landscape Improvements for Water Quality Protection, available on-line www.uri.edu/ce/wq/has/ html/has_landpublc.html.
  • Publications and information on the proper use, storage and disposal of household hazardous products and fuels, and protecting private wells, available on-line.
  • Obtain The Rhode Island Home*A*Syst Handbook, An Environmental Risk Assessment Guide For The Home.


Rhode Island Forest Conservators Organization (RIFCO)
PO Box 53
North Scituate, RI 02857
(401) 568-3421

  • Educational programs and events, newsletter, Rhode Island Tree Farm Program, links to numerous publications and local, state, and federal forestry agencies and organizations.


URI CE GreenShare Program & Plant Protection Clinic
3 East Alumni Avenue
Kingston, RI 02881
(401) 874-2900

  • Factsheets on Insect and Animal Pests, Tree and Shrub Culture, Integrated Pest Management, available on-line at www.uri.edu/ce/factsheets; Sustainable Trees and Shrubs Manual— lists over 250 disease and insect resistant plants that thrive in Southern New England with minimal maintenance, available on-line at www.uri.edu/ce/factsheets/sheets/sustplant.html
  • Information and assistance with plant insect and disease identification.


URI College of Environment and Life Sciences Department of Natural Resources
Science 1 Greenhouse Road
URI, Kingston, RI 02881

  • Rhode Island Critical Resources Atlas Map and Rhode Island Orthophotos, available on-line at www.edc.uri.edu
  • Watershed Hydrology Laboratory – The Role of Riparian Buffer Zones in Watershed Nitrogen Cycling; www.uri.edu/cels/nrs/whl
  • Rhode Island Vernal Pools; www.uri.edu/cels/nrs/paton


Rhode Island Tree Council
2953 Hartford Ave.
Johnston, RI 02919
(401) 764-5885

  • Tree Stewards Training Program—education series on tree planting and care; urban and community forestry.


USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service
60 Quaker Lane, Suite 46
Warwick, RI 02886
(401) 828-1300

  • Obtain the Soil Survey Map of Rhode Island and assistance with the identification of and information about the soils on your property; technical assistance with conservation planning and practices; and local conservation district contacts.


The RI Natural History Survey
Room 101, Coastal Institute in Kingston
1 Greenhouse Road URI, Kingston, RI 02881
(401) 874-5800

  • Information about invasive species, Rhode Island’s ecology, biodiversity protection, and extensive links to many related organizations and publications.


The Rhode Island Wild Plant Society
P.O. Box 888
North Kingstown, RI 02852

  • List of native plants; official RI Invasive Species Council list of invasive plants; special programs, affiliations & newsletter.


The Rhode Island Natural Heritage Program
RI DEM Division of Planning & Development
235 Promenade Street
Providence, RI 02908
(401) 222-6800 ext. 4308

  • Lists of Rare Native Animals and Plants of Rhode Island (on-line in .pdf); database, maps, and other materials documenting rare species and other threats to critical areas; links to New England Plant Conservation Program.


The Audubon Society of Rhode Island
12 Sanderson Rd
Smithfield, RI 02917
(401) 949-5454

  • Information, publications and programs about birds and other wildlife, environmental conservation, education and advocacy.


The Nature Conservancy, Rhode Island Chapter
159 Waterman St.
Providence, RI 02906
(401) 331-7110

  • Information and programs on the preservation and protection of land & wildlife.


U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Rhode Island Field Office
Shoreline Plaza
Route 1A P.O. Box 307
Charlestown, RI 02813
(401) 364-9124


Rhode Island Resource Conservation & Development Area Council (RIRC&D)


Coverts project: http://rircd.org/covertsprojectintroduction.htm


Rhode Island Land Trusts



Rhode Island Christmas Tree Growers Association



Regional Links

USDA Forest Service, Northeastern Area, State and Private Forestry
Durham, NH Field Office
271 Mast Road
PO Box 640
Durham, NH 03824
(603) 868-7600

  • Information, factsheets and publications on: forest health and monitoring, stewardship, fire management, conservation education and sustainability, urban and community forestry, watershed program, on-line library.


Cornell Cooperative Extension, Department of Natural Resources
108 Fernow Hall, CU
Ithaca, NY 14853
(607) 255-2115


U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, New England Regional Office
300 Westgate Center Drive
Hadley, MA 01035
(413) 253-8200


Endangered Species Act



National Links


National Association of State Foresters


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