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 2018 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 promote the development of critical wildlife habitats using sound forest management practices that can make wildlife healthier, more diverse, and abundant.

Saturday, September 22, 2018
8:00am to 4:00pm
Camp Canonicus
Exeter, RI


  • Landscape Ecology
  • Forestry Tools, Tree Identification
  • Basic Concepts in Forest Ecology
  • How to Get Started on Your Property
  • Basic Concepts in Wildlife Ecology
  • Field Trip/Woods Tour

Saturday, October 13, 2018
8:00am to 4:00pm
Camp Canonicus
Exeter, RI


  • Basic Concepts in Managing Your Woodlands
  • Birds, Bees, and Pollinators
  • Applied Wildlife Ecology
  • Forest Insects and Diseases
  • Field Trip/Woods Tour

Registration fee is $25.00 per session or $40.00 for both sessions


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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