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Rhode Island

Forest Action Plan

Advancing the effectiveness of public and private forest stewardship

The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management Division of Forest Environment developed this Forest Action Plan by building on the previous Rhode Island Forest Resources Management Plan. It established a vision, goals, and policies and provides recommendations focused on the management of tree and forest resources within the state of Rhode Island. This guidance is intended to advance the effectiveness of public and private stewardship of the state’s tree and forest resources towards the twin goals of a healthy, sustainable economy and environment.

Best Management Practices

Rhode Island’s best management practices (BMPs) program is quasi-regulatory. The agency responsible for BMPs policy development is the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management’s Division of Forest Environment.

Click here to view the most recent BMPs recommendations.

Click the following links to view available BMP monitoring data and implementation rates from NASF’s 2015 BMP survey and NASF’s 2019 BMP survey.


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