RIRCD - Rhode Island Resource Conservation and  Development Area Council




Welcome to the
Rhode Island Resource Conservation
and Development Area Council Web Site

— Serving Rhode Island's Economic, Social and Environmental Needs —

NEW Grant Opportunity!
Rhode Island Agricultural Energy Program
is a collaborative project of the
Department of Environmental Management, Division of Agriculture and Office of Air Resources
and the Rhode Island Resource Conservation and Development Area Council, Inc.


"Take the training - you will never think about wildlife the same again!"

American Woodcock

New England Cottontail

Chestnut Sided Warbler

We are pleased to offer a workshop opportunity to forest landowners in Rhode Island to learn about and help create
much needed wildlife habitats on their property by becoming a Coverts Cooperator. We are seeking applicants to participate
in the 2017 Coverts Training Workshop. This project is made possible with funding from USDA-NRCS, RI DEM, and URI.

The RI Coverts Project is a training program designed to help forest landowners manage their land for young forest habitat
using sound forest management practices that can help restore wildlife populations. Coverts or thickets are patches
of young forest or shrublands created for wildlife though forest management. This annual event has trained over a hundred
landowners from across the state through its two and one-half day workshop that focuses on forest and wildlife
management practices that benefit species needing young forest habitats and shrub thickets.

May 12 & 13, 2017 (full days)
Camp Canonicus
Exeter, RI

May 17, 2017 (evening session) — optional
Kingston, RI

Registration fee is $50.00 per person
$75.00 per couple

Flyer  |  Agenda

To learn more or to obtain an application, please contact Paul Dolan:
401-500-0399 or


Please view our RI Coverts Project pages using the links at top of page.


Woodland Ambassador Course
You love your Woods. Share your passion!

Pennsylvania State University
Forest Stewardship Program Webinars
~ and ~
Cornell University Cooperative Extension
     ForestConnect Webinar Series

  • Land Conservation
  • Community Development
  • Land Management
  • Water Management

Program objectives address improving the quality of life, including social, economic, and environmental concerns;
continuing prudent use of natural resources; and strengthening local citizens' ability to use available sources
of assistance through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and other Federal agency partnerships.

The program is administered by the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), in cooperation with other USDA agencies.


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