The Rhode Island Woodland Partnership
The Rhode Island Woodland Partnership (RIWP) advances the stewardship and long-term protection of Rhode Island’s woodlands to benefit the local economy, ecological values, and community enjoyment and health. RIWP strives to increase the impact of forest conservation measures through education and information sharing.
RIWP is a collaboration among foresters, landowners, conservationists, and professionals who represent public agencies, small businesses, and non-profit organizations. Partnership members share a common goal of advancing the stewardship and long-term protection of Rhode Island’s woodlands to benefit the local economy, ecological values, and community enjoyment and health. We welcome additional partners.
For more information about RIWP, you can view our strategic plan by clicking here.
RIWP has prepared two position papers. We welcome you to share these position papers, but this does not imply RIWP’s endorsement of other positions or advocacy efforts.
To view our 2015 position statement on the role of RI forests in mitigating and adapting to climate change, click here.
To view our 2017 position statement on the importance of preventing the loss of RI forests, click here.
When posting RIWP documents on another website, please include a link to this website: http://rhodeislandwoods.uri.edu/ri-woodland-partnership.
Current RIWP partners include:
- Audubon Society of Rhode Island (ASRI)
- Burrillville Land Trust
- City of Providence Parks and Recreation Department (Providence Parks)
- Forest Stewards Guild – Northeast Region
- Grow Smart Rhode Island
- Land Management Services
- The Nature Conservancy, Rhode Island Chapter
- Northern Rhode Island Conservation District (NRICD)
- Providence Water Supply Board (Providence Water)
- Rhode Island Association of Conservation Districts
- Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management, Division of Forest Environment (DEM-DFE)
- Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management, Division of Fish and Wildlife (DEM-DFW)
- Rhode Island Department of Health, Climate Change and Health Program
- Rhode Island Forest Conservators Organization (RIFCO)
- Rhode Island Land Trust Council (RI LTC)
- Rhode Island Natural History Survey (RI NHS)
- Rhode Island Resource Conservation & Development Area Council (RC&D)
- Society of American Foresters, Rhode Island Chapter (SAF)
- University of Rhode Island, Department of Natural Resources Science (URI)
- USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, Rhode Island State Office (NRCS)
Potential future partners might include:
- Loggers, wood products businesses, forest-related businesses
- Land trusts, preservation organizations, non-profits that hold onto property
- Advocacy groups with environment as part of their mission, wildlife groups
- State agencies
- RI Association of Environmental Educators, watershed organizations, RI Tree Council, RI Wild Plant Society, arboretums (Newport, Roger Williams Park, etc.)
- State and Private educational institutions, including additional departments within URI