The Rhode Island Forest Conservators Organization (RIFCO) will hold a Conservation Easements for Woodland Owners & Farmers workshop on Thursday, November 16th, from 6-8 p.m. at the West Greenwich Community Center.
The Center is located behind the Louttit Library on Victory Highway (Route 102) in West Greenwich, RI.
Featured speakers include Joanne Riccitelli, formerly the Land Protection Director for the South Kingstown Land Trust and now a consultant for the RI Forest Health Works Project, who will address the basics of Conservation Easements. That includes the value and benefits of conservation easements for land conservation, as well as the ability of property owners to continue working the family farm or woodlot, and pass the land on down to future generations, while protecting the land from future development.
The availability of funding for the purchase of conservation easements of forest land through the RI Forest Health Works Project will be explained by Kate Sayles of the RI Land Trust Council and Marina Capraro of the Northern RI Conservation District. There will also be a panel of landowners who will share their experiences with this process, including West Greenwich Town Manager Kevin Breene, Scituate resident Thomas Angell, and Glocester resident Pete Bissell.
The workshop is free, but registration for the workshop is requested.
To register, go to Home (rifco.org)