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Protecting Wildlife through Community Planning

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

9 am - 12 pm | Audubon Socity of RI, 12 Sanderson Road, Smithfield, RI


6 pm - 9pm |RI DEM, Room 300, 235 Promenade Street, Providence, RI

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~3 AICP credits offered~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

This workshop provided information and tools that communities can use to protect wildlife and their habitat. Human-wildlife conflicts were discussed along with actions that municipalities can take to minimize these conflicts, particularly during the planning and development process. Presenters discussed things to consider when identifying important local habitats as well as a range of tools to incorporate wildlife into municipal planning and decision-making. Following a presentation on these topics, class participants had a chance to explore the application of these tools to a rural setting with a planning/mapping exercise.

Target Audiences: Town planners and officials, conservation commissioners, developers, state agency personnel, and other interested parties.

Speakers: Amanda Freitas, RI Wildlife Action Plan Community Liaison; Scott Millar, RIDEM

Presentations & Materials


Putting the Rhode Island Wildlife Action Plan to Work (presentation)

Planning Tools to Protect Wildlife (presentation)

Wildlife Habitat Protection Checklist

Group Exercise

RIWAP Executive Summary

Fifteen Small Things that Make a Big Difference for Wildlife

Test Your Knowledge of Rhode Island’s Wildlife

Breeding Bird Responses to Land Preservation within Southern New England Cluster Subdivisions

Questions? Please contact Jennifer West at jennifer@nbnerr.org or 401-222-4700, x 7413.

This workshop was cosponsored by the Narragansett Bay Research Reserve, RI DEM, and the RI Natural History Survey. The 2015 Rhode Island Wildlife Action Plan was developed by RI DEM with assistance from the RI Chapter of The Nature Conservancy and the University of Rhode Island, with input from a variety of stakeholders.


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