Rhode Island <<return to state

The entire state of Rhode Island is within the New England Framework. Rhode Island is composed of one Ecological Province, the Eastern Broadleaf Forest (221). Understanding and managing the impacts of climate change on New England’s diverse forests will help us maintain their many benefits for years to come.

Use the menu above to explore Partnerships, Vulnerability Assessments, Forest Adaptation Resources, and Demonstration Projects in Rhode Island or return to the New England Climate Change Response Framework.

Please contact Maria Janowiak to learn more about this effort. 

Demonstration Projects

  • This forest on Prudence Island has been degraded by forest pests and invasive species, and work is underway to develop a strategy to restore healthy forest conditions while also adapting to climate change.

    Drought, Maria, New England, Coastal, Planning, State, Demonstration Projects, Invasive species, Upland hardwoods, Restoration, RI

  • Providence Water is managing forests to be better-adapted to future conditions, which includes experimenting with planting tree species from farther south on a number of sites.

    Drought, Maria, New England, Action, Insect pests, Oak, Demonstration Projects, Municipal, Upland hardwoods, Planting, Regeneration, RI, Water resources, Forest threats

Partners

  • Climate Hubs: Midwest, Northeast, Northern Forests

    Central Appalachians, Central Hardwoods, CT, Mid-Atlantic, New England, Northwoods, Urban, DE, Partnerships, IL, IN, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, VT, WI, WV, Chicago

  • Climate, Fire, and Carbon Cycle Sciences

    Central Appalachians, Central Hardwoods, CT, Mid-Atlantic, New England, Northwoods, Urban, DE, Partnerships, IL, IN, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, VT, WI, WV, Chicago

  • Forest Guild

    CT, Mid-Atlantic, New England, Partnerships, MA, ME, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VT

  • Michigan Technological University

    Central Appalachians, Central Hardwoods, CT, Mid-Atlantic, New England, Northwoods, Urban, DE, Partnerships, IL, IN, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, VT, WI, WV, Chicago

  • Northeast Climate Science Center

    Central Appalachians, CT, Mid-Atlantic, New England, DE, Partnerships, MA, MD, ME, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, VT, WV

  • Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science

    Central Appalachians, Central Hardwoods, CT, Mid-Atlantic, New England, Northwoods, Urban, DE, Partnerships, IL, IN, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, VT, WI, WV, Chicago

  • Northern Research Station

    Central Appalachians, Central Hardwoods, CT, Mid-Atlantic, New England, Northwoods, Urban, DE, Partnerships, IL, IN, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, VT, WI, WV, Chicago

  • Northern Research Station: Sustaining Forests in a Changing Environment

    Central Appalachians, Central Hardwoods, CT, Mid-Atlantic, New England, Northwoods, Urban, DE, Partnerships, IL, IN, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, VT, WI, WV, Chicago

  • US Forest Service Eastern Region

    Central Appalachians, Central Hardwoods, CT, Mid-Atlantic, New England, Northwoods, Urban, DE, Partnerships, IL, IN, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, VT, WI, WV, Chicago

  • US Forest Service Northeastern Area State & Private Forestry

    Central Appalachians, Central Hardwoods, CT, Mid-Atlantic, New England, Northwoods, Urban, DE, Partnerships, IL, IN, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, VT, WI, WV, Chicago

Partners

  • Climate Hubs: Midwest, Northeast, Northern Forests

    Central Appalachians, Central Hardwoods, CT, Mid-Atlantic, New England, Northwoods, Urban, DE, Partnerships, IL, IN, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, VT, WI, WV, Chicago

  • Climate, Fire, and Carbon Cycle Sciences

    Central Appalachians, Central Hardwoods, CT, Mid-Atlantic, New England, Northwoods, Urban, DE, Partnerships, IL, IN, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, VT, WI, WV, Chicago

  • Forest Guild

    CT, Mid-Atlantic, New England, Partnerships, MA, ME, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VT

  • Michigan Technological University

    Central Appalachians, Central Hardwoods, CT, Mid-Atlantic, New England, Northwoods, Urban, DE, Partnerships, IL, IN, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, VT, WI, WV, Chicago

  • Northeast Climate Science Center

    Central Appalachians, CT, Mid-Atlantic, New England, DE, Partnerships, MA, MD, ME, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, VT, WV

  • Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science

    Central Appalachians, Central Hardwoods, CT, Mid-Atlantic, New England, Northwoods, Urban, DE, Partnerships, IL, IN, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, VT, WI, WV, Chicago

  • Northern Research Station

    Central Appalachians, Central Hardwoods, CT, Mid-Atlantic, New England, Northwoods, Urban, DE, Partnerships, IL, IN, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, VT, WI, WV, Chicago

  • Northern Research Station: Sustaining Forests in a Changing Environment

    Central Appalachians, Central Hardwoods, CT, Mid-Atlantic, New England, Northwoods, Urban, DE, Partnerships, IL, IN, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, VT, WI, WV, Chicago

  • US Forest Service Eastern Region

    Central Appalachians, Central Hardwoods, CT, Mid-Atlantic, New England, Northwoods, Urban, DE, Partnerships, IL, IN, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, VT, WI, WV, Chicago

  • US Forest Service Northeastern Area State & Private Forestry

    Central Appalachians, Central Hardwoods, CT, Mid-Atlantic, New England, Northwoods, Urban, DE, Partnerships, IL, IN, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, VT, WI, WV, Chicago

Products

Workshop
Video
Brief
PPT
Doc
  • Brief

    Climate Change Projections for Individual Tree Species in New England and Northern New York

    The region's forests will be affected by a changing climate during this century, but individual tree species will respond uniquely to climate change, depending on their particular silvics and ecologic...

    CT, New England, Brief, Vulnerability Assessment, MA, ME, NH, NY, RI, VT

  • Workshop

    Adapting Forested Watersheds to Climate Change - Northeast Workshop flyer

    Save the date - Workshop flyer for the April 4-5, 2017, Adapting Forested Watersheds to Climate Change in the Northeast. More information forthcoming at http://forestadaptation.org/water. Download the...

    CT, Forest Adaptation Resources, Mid-Atlantic, New England, Workshop, DE, MA, MD, ME, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VT, WV

  • Brief

    Adapting Watersheds To Ecosystem And Climate Stressors

    The Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science (NIACS) is launching a new intiative that will build on the success of the Forest Adaptation Resources and associated Adaptation Workbook that have be...

    Central Appalachians, Central Hardwoods, CT, Forest Adaptation Resources, Mid-Atlantic, New England, Northwoods, DE, Brief, IL, Demonstration Projects, IN, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, VT, WI, WV

  • Workshop

    Forest Adaptation Planning and Practices: Online Training 2018

    The Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science and the USDA Northern Forests Climate Hub offered the popular Forest Adaptation Planning and Practices training as an online, seven-week course! The w...

    CT, Mid-Atlantic, New England, Workshop, MA, ME, NH, NY, RI, VT

  • Brief

    New England and New York Vulnerability Assessment Summary

    This 4-page summary covers the highlights from the draft New England and northern New York Forest Ecosystem Vulnerability Assessment and Synthesis. Contact Maria Janowiak for more details on this effo...

    CT, New England, Brief, Vulnerability Assessment, MA, ME, NH, NY, RI, VT

  • Video

    Climate Change Impacts for New England Forests

    This recorded presentation described observed and projected climate change impacts for forests across New England.  This presentation draws on information from a soon-to-be-published vulnerability ass...

    CT, New England, Video, Vulnerability Assessment, MA, ME, NH, NY, RI, VT

  • PPT

    Introducing the Online Adaptation Workbook

    NIACS hosted a webinar to introduce the online Adaptation Workbook. The presentation explained how this new tool works and how it can help you integrate climate change considerations into your work. ...

    Central Appalachians, Central Hardwoods, CT, Forest Adaptation Resources, Mid-Atlantic, New England, Northwoods, Urban, DE, IL, IN, PPT, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, VT, WI, WV, Chicago

  • PPT

    Climate Change Atlas for New England

    The Climate Change Atlas is a useful tool that assesses the potential changes in habitat for common tree and bird species in the eastern United States. New data have been prepared for 107 tree species...

    CT, New England, PPT, MA, ME, NH, NY, RI

  • PPT

    Forest Vulnerability to Climate Change: The Climate Change Tree Atlas

    Presentation by Louis Iverson of the US Forest Service Northern Research Station at the New England Society of American Foresters 2015 Winter Meeting.

    CT, New England, PPT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT

  • PPT

    Woods, Water, and Wildlife: Designing Management Actions for Changing Conditions

    Presentation by Maria Janowiak at the New England Society of American Foresters 2015 Winter Meeting

    CT, New England, PPT, MA, ME, MI, NJ, RI, VT

  • Workshop

    Climate Change and Southern New England Forests

    Climate Change and Southern New England Forests was organized to enable natural resource professionals integrate climate change considerations into management and conservation. About 90 professionals...

    CT, New England, Workshop, MA, RI

  • PPT

    Southern New England Forests: Future Climate Change

    Presentation by Ray Bradley (University of Massachusetts- Amherst) on future projections of climate change from the Climate Change and Southern New England Forest event held on Sept. 23, 2014.

    CT, New England, PPT, MA, RI

  • PPT

    Southern New England Forests: Climate Change Impacts

    Climate change and forests presentation by Maria Janowiak (Northern Insitute of Applied Climate Science) from the Climate Change and Southern New England Forest event held on Sept. 23, 2014. 9 Ways...

    CT, New England, PPT, MA, RI

  • PPT

    Southern New England Forests: Climate Change and Wildlife

    Climate change and wildlife presentation from the Climate Change and Southern New England Forest event held on Sept. 23, 2014.

    CT, New England, PPT, MA, RI

  • PPT

    Southern New England Forests: Adapting Forests to Climate Change

    Presentation on forest adaptation from the Climate Change and Southern New England Forest event held on Sept. 23, 2014.

    CT, New England, PPT, MA, RI

  • PPT

    Southern New England Forests: Introduction to Climate Change Event

    Introductory presentation from the Climate Change and Southern New England Forest event held on Sept. 23, 2014.

    CT, New England, PPT, MA, RI

  • Workshop

    Forest Adaptation Planning and Practices: Amherst

    We are hosting a Forest Adaptation Planning and Practices session on September 24. Details are included in the attached document.

    CT, New England, Workshop, MA, RI

  • Workshop

    Climate Change and Southern New England Forests: Flyer

    The Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science is hosting a workshop on Climate Change and Southern New England Forests for natural resource professionals on September 23 in Amherst, MA. Download t...

    CT, New England, Workshop, Demonstration Projects, MA, RI

  • Brief

    New England Climate Change Response Framework Briefing

    New! The New England Climate Change Response Framework will cover more than 50 million acres of forest land, from the peaks of the northern Appalachians to the coasts of the Atlantic.   

    CT, New England, Brief, MA, ME, NH, NY, RI, VT

  • Doc

    Forest Adaptation Resources

    Forests across the United States are already changing in response to the changing climate, and natural resource professionals increasingly need to address new challenges for management and conservatio...

    Central Appalachians, Central Hardwoods, CT, Forest Adaptation Resources, Mid-Atlantic, New England, Northwoods, Urban, DE, IL, IN, Doc, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, VT, WI, WV, Chicago

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