This summer, the Rhode Island Woodland Partnership (RIWP)’s 2017-21 Strategic Plan was recognized with a 2017 Rhode Island Smart Growth Award for “Outstanding Smart Growth Policy/Plan.” This acknowledgement came as a surprise but affirms that forest conservation and stewardship fit into big-picture planning efforts that include cities and their surroundings. It was one of several annual awards presented by Grow Smart Rhode Island, a nonprofit that provides statewide leadership for diverse publi
This month, the Rhode Island Woodland Partnership (RIWP) finished a yearlong process of crafting its first strategic plan. This project was made possible by a $10k Strategy Grant from the Rhode Island Foundation, the state’s community foundation. The partnership was also fortunate to have the RI Resource Conservation and Development Area Council, one of its member 501(c)(3) organizations, serving as its fiscal sponsor.
Despite being the smallest and second most urbanized state in the country, th
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