Eastern Rhode Island Conservation District

Welcome to ERICD


A Workshop and Tour

Small Scale Forestry - A program of forestry concepts and practices catering to Forest Landowners with 5 acres or more presented by the RI RC&D Council and Eastern Rhode Island Conservation District with a grant from the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service.

    Saturday, June 25, 2016
    Stone Laurel Farm
    Preservation Way
    Tiverton, RI 02878

Topics will include:
— Caring for wetlands on your property
— Chainsaw safety
— Firewood marking
— Trails layout
— Federal funding & assistance opportunities

This event is free, but space is limited. Please register by emailing rircd2283@gmail.com or calling RI RC&D at 401-500-0399.


Winter moth is an invasive pest introduced into North America from Europe. With no natural enemies, the winter moth population is exploding. These caterpillars are devastating Rhode Island trees, including fruit trees and backyard ornamentals. Come learn more about this pest and what steps you can take  to protect your backyard trees, woodlots, and orchards, and reduce the extent of winter moth defoliation. Learn more by clicking here to view a WINTER MOTH presentation by HEATHER FAUBERT.


Goose Fact Sheet

Making Peace With Geese


The Essence of the Conservation Districts
Conservation districts across the country have specialized in the reduction of non-point sources of pollution such as soil erosion, animal waste, pesticides and fertilizers, poorly operating septic systems, and household hazardous wastes since the dust bowl of the 1930's.

While the devastation of soil erosion by wind gave birth to the first Conservation Districts, agricultural impacts, increased development and urban sprawl have all challenged the Districts to take the lead in protecting natural resources through educating the public and providing technical assistance.

In Bristol & Newport Counties, the Eastern Rhode Island Conservation District works in partnership with private land owners, farmers, municipalities, state and federal agencies, as well as non-governmental agencies. ERICD is not a regulatory or enforcement agency, but rather provides assistance to those who desire to work as a team to face issues -- watershed by watershed.

Achieving farm designation may allow your land to be taxed at the value of its current usage, as opposed to its full development value. Look inside to learn more about the program and how you can start your application.

Proposed Updates to the 1989 Rhode Island Soil Erosion and Sediment Control Handbook can be viewed on the RI DEM website.


PO Box 158
Tiverton, RI 02878
Tel: 401-934-0842
Fax: 401-934-0843



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