The Rhode Island State Conservation Committee (RISCC) and a host of partners are developing and implementing a suite of innovative natural systems-based conservation practices in three separate landscapes that represent coastal, inland and agricultural focused watersheds. The projects will be implemented at a large scale across these watersheds to directly impact aquatic habitat, water quality and quantity for each resource area. End Year: 2025.
Priority Resource Concerns
Aquatic habitat, Concentrated erosion; Field sediment, nutrient and pathogen loss; Long term protection of land; Soil quality limitations; Terrestrial habitat
►Northern Rhode Island - Funding will be used to implement a suite of natural systems-based approaches including green infrastructure improvements, riparian buffers and stream corridor restoration to protect water quality in an inland, forested watershed.
►Southern Rhode Island - Funding will be used to implement suite of natural system-based approaches including green infrastructure to protect water quality in a coastal saltwater pond.
►Eastern Rhode Island - Funding will be used to implement a suite of natural system-based approaches including floodplain restoration and riparian buffer restoration to reduce impacts, erosion, sediment transport and nutrient loading into surface water.