RHODE ISLAND LAND TRUST COUNCIL
The Rhode Island Land Trust Council is a coalition of the state’s land trusts - community-based organizations formed to protect land that preserves the open spaces, natural areas, scenic character, farm lands, forests, historic sites, watersheds, and drinking water supplies that define the character of our communities and our state. Collectively, land trusts are preserving the special places that are our heritage and will be our legacy for future generations. This site list all the Land Trusts in the state and provides links to them. The Cumberland Land Trust is an active member of RILTC.
LAND TRUST ALLIANCE
Leadership in Land Conservation
The Land Trust Alliance is a national conservation organization that works in three ways to save the places people love. First, we increase the pace of conservation, so more land and natural resources get protected. Second, we enhance the quality of conservation, so the most important lands get protected using the best practices in the business. And third, we ensure the permanence of conservation by creating the laws and resources needed to defend protected land over time. The Alliance is based in Washington, D.C., and has several regional offices.
To save the places people love by strengthening land conservation across America.
To fulfill our mission, the Land Trust Alliance has worked for more than 25 years with the national conservation community - comprised of 1.5 million dedicated land conservation professionals, volunteers and supporters - to quickly, effectively and permanently save our most valued natural resource across America.
The Cumberland Land Trust is an active member the Alliance.
EXPLORE RHODE ISLAND
Welcome to ExploreRI’s new system for finding walking trails in Rhode Island. Land Trusts and other organizations maintain walking and hiking trails all across Rhode Island. This website will help you find those trails, whether you are looking for someplace nearby for a short walk or someplace where you can hike all day! We will be adding more trails this spring and summer and hope to add RI DEM (state park and management area) trails to ExploreRI in the future.
RHODE ISLAND NATURAL HISTORY SURVEY
The RINHS Vision
The Rhode Island Natural History Survey is an independent, non-profit organization founded in 1994 to gather and disseminate information on Rhode Island’s animals and plants, geology, and ecosystems, to facilitate communication among the diverse people, agencies, and organizations interested in the ecology of Rhode Island, and to support naturalists and the study of Rhode Island’s natural history. Membership in RINHS supports events, research, and publications that highlight biodiversity, support the work of naturalists, and teach a new generation to be curious about the world around them. RINHS maintains an innovative portfolio of projects that promote communication and provide information for scientists, naturalists, and all individuals interested in natural history.
The Cumberland Land Trust is an active member of RINHS.
UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND MASTER GARDNERS
Rhode Island's Master Gardener Program began in 1977. Nineteen volunteers trained and became horticultural information volunteers for the University of Rhode Island Cooperative Extension (renamed Kathleen M Mallon Outreach Center in 2008). Since that time, more than 2,700 people have graduated from the training program. More than 700 volunteers are active in bringing gardening and environmental information to Rhode Islanders,
About The Cumberland Land Trust
The Cumberland Land Trust is a private, non-profit, charitable, conservation organization run by a dedicated group of volunteers. Our mission is to preserve the natural resources of Cumberland for present and future generations by preserving land for open space.
Since incorporation in 1989, we have protected 354 acres of land acquired through purchase, donation and conservation easements.
The Land Trust applies for grants from private foundations and organizations and from government sources to help acquire select properties including streams, ponds, wetlands, open space, working farms, scenic and natural sites and historically significant properties.
The Cumberland Land Trust is a sponsor of The Land Trust Alliance, a national organization of land trusts, and works closely with The Nature Conservancy of RI, the RI Audubon Society, and the 43 other land trusts in the state.
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