Who We Are, What We Do

RINHS has a mission to gather and disseminate information on Rhode Island’s animals and plants, geology, and ecosystems, to support the use of scientific information in the management of natural resources, and to facilitate the work of the people, agencies, and organizations interested in the ecology of Rhode Island.

To pursue this broad mission, we use a variety of outlets and programs to develop and support the community of naturalists and the dissemination of their skills and knowledge; we get involved in a variety of projects that can benefit from our capabilities but also give us access to the latest news; and we gather databases, collections, libraries, tool inventories, and other resources that can be used by any interested person or party.

LOOKING FOR A PARTICULAR PIECE OF INFORMATION, AN EVENT, OR PROJECT?
FOLLOW THE LINKS ON THE LEFT, or
use these direct links to some of our most popular subjects/projects:

Rhody Native™ (Developing a market for native plants for landscaping and restoration)

RIISC—Rhode Island Invasive Species Council (Coordinating Rhode Island’s invasive species detection, response, and management)

Invasive Species Portal (RIISC plus all kinds of other useful information and news on invasive species)

BORIIS—Biota of Rhode Island Information System (Biodiversity: location and viability of species and natural communities through time)

YCL—Rhode Island Youth Conservation League (Young people working and learning to help steward our natural resources)