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QUALIFICATIONS

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.

RIFCO BENEFITS

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.

Involvement
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].

Tech Assistance
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.

Forestry Resources
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
  • Fellowship
  • 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 membership@rifco.org.

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