RIRCD - Rhode Island Resource Conservation and  Development Area Council




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and Development Area Council Web Site

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

American Woodcock

New England Cottontail

Chestnut Sided Warbler

RI Coverts Project is an education 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.

This year, Coverts Workshop is going VIRTUAL due to Covid 19!
And, since we won't be renting a facility or having meals,
The cost of the program is FREE.
The programs will be presented in two online ZOOM sessions.
You may attend the Zoom sessions either by Computer or Smartphone.
Get Flyer

Session I: Saturday, November 7, 2020
9:00 to 11:00 a.m.


  • Basic Concepts in Forest Ecology
  • Forest Insects and Diseases
  • How to get started on your property
  • What is a Forest Management plan?

Session II: Saturday, November 14, 2020
9:00 to 11:00 a.m.


  • Basic Concepts in Wildlife Ecology
  • Applied Wildlife Ecology
  • Birds, Bees and Pollinators
  • Forestry for the Birds

You MUST REGISTER prior to the event for these Online Zoom Sessions
so we can send you the link to join the session(s).

You may register for one session OR for both sessions.

To Register, please send an email to rircd2283@gmail.com
Or call Paul Dolan at 401-500-0399.

If you aren't already familiar with Zoom, please watch this video:

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

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.

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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