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Forest Environment


The Division of Forest Environment, Department of Environmental Management, State of Rhode Island, in cooperation with the United States Forest Service and the Rhode Island Tree Council, is pleased to announce its cost share grants program, America the Beautiful Tree Rhode Island 2018-2019. This program is an integral part of the national America the Beautiful initiative focusing on helping communities develop sustainable forestry programs.

Grant Information Workshop: December 19th, 2017 ~ 2:00 PM-3:00 PM
Room 300, 235 Promenade St., Providence, RI, Directions

The primary goal of America the Beautiful - Tree Rhode Island is to provide money for the establishment or extension of comprehensive community forestry programs. Please see the application for further information on eligible projects. If you have any questions, please call 222-2445 x2059 between the hours of 9:00 AM and 3:00 PM from Monday through Friday.


Rhode Island ForestryThe Forest Environment Program manages 40,000 acres of state-owned rural forestland. It coordinates a statewide forest fire protection plan, provides forest fire protection on state lands, assists rural volunteer fire departments, and refers development of forest and wildlife property management plans to consultants.

The Program promotes public understanding of environmental conservation, enforces Department rules and regulations on DEM lands, and assists the federal government in providing landowner assistance programs.

Moreover, additional Program mandates are: to monitor and recommend controls for insects and disease, to work with communities promoting urban tree health, to license arborists, and to certify forest land under the state's Farm, Forest and Open Space Act.

Major functions carried out by the Program include: Operation & Maintenance of 40,000 acres (6% of the state's land area), Forest Fire Control, Law Enforcement, Forest Management, Insect & Disease Management, Forest Health Monitoring, Landowner Assistance Programs, Urban and Community Forestry Program, Conservation Education Program, Forest Legacy Acquisition Program, Snowmobile Area Management, Timber Sales, Arborist Licensing - Tree Warden, and Recreation Management.