The Rhode Island Land Trust Council works to permanently conserve open and natural lands in Rhode Island by supporting land trusts, promoting responsible use and stewardship of conserved lands, and advocating for sound land conservation policy.
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Land & Water Conservation
Natural areas provide wildlife habitat, clean air & clean drinking water, and important places for people to recreate. Access to parks and conservation areas are critical to mental and physical health outcomes, and are the key to healthy Rhode Island communities. Forests store and sequester carbon, making land conservation an important piece to the climate change puzzle. We work on policies that direct funding to the conservation of important green spaces across Rhode Island, encourage smart land use decision making, and ensure that ALL Rhode Islanders have access to green spaces.
RI Legislature approves funding to continue farmland preservation programs in state.
The liberal interpretation bill was signed into law by the governor on May 18th.