Big or small, Rhode Island land trusts increasingly are meeting the needs of their communities through partnerships, engagement and outreach.
That’s about 49,697 football fields!
Rhode Island land trusts are community-led and supported and protect lands and waters that help the entire state.
125 years old (1897)
13 years old (2009)
36 years old
Acre by acre, land trusts are helping to conserve Rhode Island lands, waters and ways of life.
Disclaimer: Land trusts conserve land in many different ways and every project is unique. Category totals may change depending on how acres are reported by survey respondents to reflect the most current data and minimize double-counting. In some instances, the total may be greater than the sum of the separate categories due to organizations that provided total acres not broken down by category.
This information reflects data collected in the National Land Trust Census, the longest-running comprehensive survey of private land conservation in America. Learn more about the Census and see which land trusts participated in the 2020 National Land Trust Census.
Land trusts across the state are helping find solutions to some of Rhode Island's most pressing issues.
Providing access to land for all: The Rhode Island Land Trust Council created the RIWalks Challenge, adding 30 nature-inspired creatures along nature trails at land trust properties to encourage people to get outside and visit the special places land trusts protect.Read more
Conserving wildlife habitat: The accredited South Kingstown Land Trust began Operation Spadefoot RI, a habitat restoration project to create artificial breeding pools in order to repopulate the endangered eastern spadefoot toad.Read more
Land Trust Alliance member land trusts, listed below, commit to adopting Land Trust Standards and Practices as their guiding principles.