Report highlights value of R.I. forests, proposes more conservation

A NEW REPORT found that Rhode Island's forest supported businesses that employed 4,800 workers in the state in 2016. / COURTESY AUDUBON SOCIETY OF RHODE ISLAND
A NEW REPORT found that Rhode Island's forest supported businesses that employed 4,800 workers in the state in 2016. / COURTESY AUDUBON SOCIETY OF RHODE ISLAND
PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s forests support 500 firms and 4,800 jobs in the forestry and woods-products sectors and generated an economic impact of $715 million in 2016, according to a new study the R.I. Department of Environmental Management released on Monday. The study was paid for with a grant from the U.S. Forest Service. It…

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