- Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management - Division of Forest Environment
Catherine Sparks, Assistant Director
Bruce Payton, Deputy Chief
Division of Forest Environment
Street, Suite 394
Providence, RI 02908
The Forest Environment Program manages 40,000 acres of state-owned rural forestland, and coordinates a statewide forest fire
protection plan, provides forest fire protection on state lands, assists rural volunteer fire departments, and develops forest and wildlife management plans for private landowners who choose to manage their
property in ways that will protect these resources on their land. 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 DFE 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 [see our FFOS page for more information]
- Rhode Island Tree Farm State Committee
Milt Schumacher, Chair
Mail: PO Box 53, No. Scituate, RI 02857
Co-sponsors RI Division of Forest Environment, RIFCO,
- American Forest Foundation
The AFF encourages long-term stewardship and sustainable use of our natural resources by (1) making
certain that America's family-owned forests continue to provide clean water, fertile soil, quality recreation,
homes for wildlife and wood for products - not just for this generation, but for all that follow and (2) helping young people learn the skills they will need to become responsible environmental decision-makers. Project Learning Tree and the American Tree Farm System are the two core programs AFF uses to realize
Mail: 1111 19th Street, NW, Suite 780, Washington, DC 20036
- American Tree Farm System
The Tree Farm System provides conservation education to non-industrial private forestland owners in the United States to assist them in managing their forests sustainably. A project of the American Forest Foundation.
- The Association of Consulting Foresters of America, Inc.
ACF was founded in 1948 to advance the professionalism, ethics, and interests of professional foresters
whose primary work was consulting to the public. The ACF is the only national association for consulting foresters.
- Cooperative State Research Education and Extension Service
Did you know that the movement of invasive insects and diseases on firewood is destroying trees? These bugs can hitchhike hundreds of miles on firewood, causing devastating
infestations in urban, suburban and forest areas. Areas like your favorite campsite, your neighborhood, and national parks are at risk. Learn how to help prevent the spread of these
dangerous pests by visiting this website.
- Massachusetts Association of Professional Foresters (MAPF)
- MassWoods Forest Conservation Program
MyLandPlan is the American Forest Foundation's website for woodland owners. The new
interactive tool has helped numerous family forest owners map their land, set goals for stewardship, and create a forest journal.
- The National Arbor Day Foundation -- Planting and Caring for Trees
- National Association of Conservation Districts
- National Association of State Foresters
- National Forestry Association
Organized in 1981, the National Forestry Association (NFA) has built the nation's largest professional forester
referral program for private forest and woodland owners.
- New England Forestry Foundation
A non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation and management of New England's working forests.
- Project Learning Tree
A project of the American Forest Foundation.
- Rhode Island Forest Conservators Organization
PO Box 53
No. Scituate, RI 02857-0053
- Society of American Foresters
- Soil and Water Conservation Society
Forest Landowner Associations
- Forest Landowners Tax Council
The Forest Landowners Tax Council (FLTC) is an independent, national non-profit organization dedicated to providing an
effective and unified voice for non-industrial, private forest (NIPF) landowners on federal tax issues. The Council seeks to
provide technical research to identify opportunities for timber tax improvements. FLTC is also a source of education for those
who wish to learn more about timber taxation. Membership is open nationwide to all individuals, associations, or organizations interested in supporting the mission of the FLTC.
- National Woodland Owners Association
The NWOA is a nationwide organization of private forest and woodland owners who work together to promote good forest stewardship on their own lands. NWOA is affiliated with state and county woodland
owner associations throughout the United States, and has members in all 50 states. Founded by non-industrial private woodland owners in 1983, NWOA is independent of the forest products industry and
forestry agencies, and works with all organizations to promote non-industrial forestry and the best interests of woodland owners.
Dr. Keith Argow
374 Maple St., East - Suite 210
Vienna, VA 22180
- New Jersey Forestry Organization
Laws & Regulations
Libraries & Directories
- Fire and Forestry Scholarships and Financial Aid Guidebook
A guide to let students know what resources are available for them in pursuing their education in forestry careers. Some of
the highlights from this guide include:
• Fire science scholarships
• Where to find grants and loans
• Benefits of pursuing degrees in forestry