Rhode Island Forest Conservators Organization

The Forest Conservationist
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The Forest Conservationist
Fall 2018

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The Forest Conservationist
Volume 28, No. 4, Autumn 2018

  • Tree Farm Fall Tour, October 6, 2018 at Went Tree Farm in Foster
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  • President's Message: Do We Need to Help Conserve More?
  • Two-lined Chestnut Borer Causing Continued Oak Mortality
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  • Fall Events include:
    • Coverts Training on October 13, 2018
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      Celebrating Conservation Dinner
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      Game of Logging Level I Chain Saw Training, November 3 & 10, 2018
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The Forest Conservationist
Volume 28, No. 3, Summer 2018

  • Summer Twilight Walk, August 2, 2018 at the Hillsdale Preserve, Richmond.
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  • Oak Mortality from insect defoliations & drought, by Fern Graves, RI DEM
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  • DEM Fish & Wildlife installs Deer Browse Study sites on RI woodlots, by Dylan Ferreira, RI DEM
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Oak Mortality from insect defoliations & drought

DEM Fish & Wildlife installs Deer Browse Study sites

RIFCO Spring 2018 Volume 28, No. 2

  • RIFCO Spring Program May 12, 2018 at Carolina Mgmt Area
  • Op-Ed on Forest Fragmentation Published in Providence Journal
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  • Deer Browse Impact assessments by DEM Fish & Wildlife - AVID Assessment Method
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  • Bugnet Woodlot Donated to WGLT - RIFCO and WGLT Management Committee formed
  • Gypsy Moth and Forest Tent Caterpillar Update by Paul Ricard, Forest Health Specialist, RI Div. of Forestry



Ernest & Marie Bugnet of West Greenwich, recipients of RIFCO's 2017 Friend of the Forest Award, for their support of traditional forest uses and the protection of a significant tract of forested land to be managed by RIFCO, and owned by the West Greenwich Land Trust.

RIFCO Winter 2018 Volume 28, No. 1
  • Woodland Owner Workshop Series, 2/10, 2/17 in West Greenwich, and 2/24, 3/3 in Scituate
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  • President's Message from our newly elected President, Richard Went of Foster, RI
  • Wood Industry Focus Group session seeks to boost local wood economy
  • RIFCO Presents Awards at Annual Dinner:
         Friend of the Forest - Ernest & Marie Bugnet
         Youth Forestry Award - Cleveland Howard, Jr.
  • RI Tree Farm Program presents Outstanding Tree Farm of the Year Award to Wee-Hoose Farm, Stephanie & Lincoln Chafee
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