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Natural Heritage Publications:
RINHS works closely with the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management and other partners to present information on the state of our natural heritage—the rare species of plants and animals and the rare habitat types that contribute to Rhode Island’s unique character. RINHS has participated in the creation of the following publications on Rhode Island’s natural heritage.

Rhode Island Rare Plants. RINHS 2016.
RI Rare Plants 2016 simple list(PDF, 800K)

Rare Native Animals of Rhode Island. Enser, R.W. 2006. Rhode Island Natural Heritage Program. Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management. Providence, RI. DOWNLOAD (PDF, 53K)

Natural Communities of Rhode Island (NCRI). Enser, R.W. and J.A. Lundgren. 2006. A joint project of the Rhode Island Dept. of Environmental Management Natural Heritage Program and The Nature Conservancy of Rhode Island. Web published by R.I. Natural History Survey, Kingston, RI. DOWNLOAD (PDF, 370K)

Rhode Island Ecological Communities Classification (RIECC). Enser, R.W. 2011. The RIECC supports development of a detailed ecological communities map and database to serve multiple conservation needs in Rhode Island including the State Forest Assessment and State Wildlife Action Plan. The RIECC is an amalgamation of two previously published classifications: Gawler, S.C. 2008. Northeastern Terrestrial Wildlife Habitat Classification (NTHC). Report to the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries on Behalf of the Northeast Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation. NatureServe, Boston, Massachusetts; and Enser, R.W. and J.A. Lundgren. 2006. Natural Communities of Rhode Island (NCRI). Development of the RIECC was supported by a grant from the Rhode Island Conservation Stewardship Collaborative Endowment at the Rhode Island Foundation and aided by the advice of a committee of individuals familiar with Rhode Island ecology and remote sensing of ecological information. DOWNLOAD (PDF: 195K)

Other RINHS Web Publications:

Checklist of Rhode Island Butterflies, Pavulaan and Gregg, 2007. More info and download.

Invasives Preparedness for Land Conservation Organizations, Leeson and Gregg, 2007.
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Rhode Island Naturalist

Learn more and download selected back issues from the Rhode Island Natural History Survey’s semi-annual (1994-2007) newsletter containing results of local research, essays, RINHS news items, and more.