About RI Woods

The website features information about Rhode Island forestry, including forest-related businesses, upcoming events and workshops, tree identification, new forestry technologies, and other educational tools.  Throughout each section of the website you will find links to fact sheets and other organizations where you can learn more. We aim to be a hub of information for all experience levels and an avenue to resources that promote good stewardship and forest health. Whether you’re looking for specialty wood products, wild mushrooms, a professional forester, or tips to promote wildlife around your home, this site is for you.

Landowners making decisions about their land should consult our “Landowner Toolbox” for different management options. Start from the beginning or add to your current stewardship goals and practices. Learn about the role of a forester, and find out what they can do for you and your woods.

We thank you for your interest in Rhode Island Woods, which was initially created with input from the following organizations:

  • Rhode Island Resources Conservation and Development Council
  • University of Rhode Island, Department of Natural Resources Science
  • Natural Resources Conservation Service, United States Department of Agriculture
  • Rhode Island Forest Conservators Organization
  • Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management

The website is hosted and maintained by the University of Rhode Island, Department of Natural Resources Science, with the assistance of an advisory committee. The website was developed with inputs from many individuals, and we welcome your suggestions for future improvements.  Please send your questions or comments to:

Christopher Riely
Forestry Specialist and Research Associate
Department of Natural Resources Science
University of Rhode Island
1 Greenhouse Road
Kingston, RI 02881
email: criely@uri.edu