The Rhode Island Land and Water Partnership has a new online resource library with a good array of materials that would be useful for small (or not so small) community-based conservation organizations: sample policies and forms, advice on volunteer management, pointers for effective land use planning and stewardship, etc., are available. The Rhode Island Land and Water Partnership was formed in 2003 to improve networking among, foster learning in, and enhance the capacity of Rhode Island’s land trusts, watershed groups, and other community-based, grassroots conservation organizations. This is the collaboration that produces the annual Land and Water Summit that we all have come to look forward to. Information on the Summit is also available on the website.
The resources library was created with a grant from the Rhode Island Conservation Stewardship Collaborative Endowment at the Rhode Island Foundation.