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The Forest Conservationist
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The Forest Conservationist
Spring 2019
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The Forest Conservationist
Volume 29, No. 2, Spring 2019

  • RIFCO Spring Program
    May 11, 2019

    Pole 108, Tunk Hill Road (Rt. 12) Scituate, RI
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  • RI Woodland Stewardship & Preservation Act of 2019 - summary of bill and RIFCO's testimony
  • RIFCO's Woodlot is for the birds!
  • Recap of our Winter Workshop - Looking Forward: Recovering from Oak Loss on RI's Private Woodlands
  • The State of America's Forests: An Interactive Guide

The Forest Conservationist
Volume 29, No. 1, Winter 2019

  • March 16, 2019 — RIFCO’S Winter Workshop
    “Looking Forward– Recovering from Oak Loss on RI’s Private Woodlands.
    Coventry Community Center, 9:00am–12:00 noon
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  • New Deer Browse Impact Study by USFS
  • Tree Mortality Map and Estimates
  • RIFCO Award Recipients
    “Friend of the Forest” Award was presented to Robert Thurber of Foster, RI
    RIFCO’s “Conservator of the Year” Award was presented to Scott Millar of Exeter, RI
  • Tree Farm News
    The RI Tree Farm Program recently presented Stephen Yeaw and his son Keith Yea, of Scituate, RI, with the program’s annual Outstanding Tree Farmer of the Year Award”

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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