Rhode Island Land Trust Council

The Rhode Island Land Trust Council's purpose is to foster a sustainable land conservation movement in Rhode Island by supporting the missions and operations of land trusts and providing a forum for their effective cooperation. These land trusts seek to preserve open spaces, natural areas, scenic character, watersheds, drinking water sources, farmland, forests, historic sites, and shorelines that uniquely define our communities. Collectively, we are preserving the heritage of our state for future generations.

The R.I. Land Trust Council was established in 1999 by the leadership of the state's land trusts in collaboration with the Rhode Island Chapter of The Nature Conservancy.

The R.I. Land Trust Council is governed by a board with members elected to represent the geographic and organizational diversity of land trusts around the state.

The R.I. Land Trust Council strives to:

  • increase land trusts. capacity to preserve and manage land;
  • coordinate efforts among land trusts;
  • foster the exchange of ideas, information and technical expertise;
  • and promote state policy and initiatives that support land preservation.

Every land trust is different reflecting the uniqueness and priorities of its community. The R.I. Land Trust Council strives to empower land trusts to accelerate land conservation throughout the state. Our work today will benefit Rhode Islanders for generations to come.


Contact Rhode Island Land Trust Council

Contact Rhode Island Land Trust Council

Rupert Friday
Executive Director
PO Box 633
Saunderstown , Rhode Island  02874
Phone: 401-932-4667


Service Area

Statewide service provider in:
  • Rhode Island