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 agencies responsible for BMPs policy development are the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management- Divisions of Forest Environment and Agriculture and the Water Resources Board.

Click here to view the most recent BMPs recommendations.

Download the program survey results to view implementation rates and the full research findings.


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