You do not have to own land to join the Rhode Island Forest Conservator's Organization,
although many RIFCO members are forest landowners. Our membership is comprised of people dedicated to the protection and wise use of Rhode Island's woodland resources.
There are numerous benefits to joining Rhode Island Forest Conservators Organization.
RIFCO Members and Tree Farmers
at one of RIFCO's programs.
RIFCO Members gladly tromp
through forests to teach and learn.
As a member, you will have the opportunity to join together with other landowners,
natural resource professionals, concerned citizens, land trusts, and industry representatives to exchange ideas, receive technical advice, and help promote action on vital conservation issues.
Publications & Workshops
You will receive our quarterly newsletter and a free copy of the "RI Forestry Best
Management Practices Manual." And you will be invited to attend meetings and workshops dealing with the current issues in woodlot, shadetree, and wildlife management [see our Calendar page for upcoming programs].
The RIFCO Outreach Coordinator s available for telephone and on-site assistance with
woodlot management advice. Often the issues can be addressed over the phone and through the mail, or with referrals to other resources. There are times when your
questions or your situation is best addressed in person, with a visit to your woodlot to provide an assessment.
Your membership will also entitle you to access the cooperative efforts of other
landowners, and to post any forestry-related services you might offer or require on this web site [see our Services page].
WHY JOIN RIFCO?
What does RIFCO have to offer that would make someone send in a check for the
annual membership fee? Everyone has their own priority, but there are several reasons for becoming a member of a group like RIFCO.
- Education and technical assistance on woodlot management
- Networking with people in similar situations
- Advocacy voice on issues such as taxes and regulations
- Support forestry and agriculture in Rhode Island
- Support wise use type of conservation
- Voice concerns on issues through a common medium
- Participation by landowners in the policy-making process
- Staying on top of issues and current events through receipt of newsletter
Are these reason enough for you to become a member of RIFCO, and to continue your support if you already are a member? Our
voice on forestry issues is only as strong as our membership. We hope you'll take the time to fill out the membership application in
this website and join us at our meetings.
APPLICATION & FEES
There are several types of membership, and annual dues vary according to the type of membership requested:
- Individual $25
- Family $35
- Student $10
- Non-Profit $20
- Sustaining $60+
- Lifetime $350+
Any amount over $20 is tax-deductible.
Complete a RIFCO Membership Application and start enjoying the benefits of membership right away.
Need more information? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.