Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management
Rhode Island Natural History Survey 10 Ranger Rd, Kingston, RI02881 Located on the second floor of Ranger Hall at the University of Rhode Island's Kingston Campus, the Rhode island Natural…More History Survey is an organization dedicated to seeking advancement in understanding Rhode Island's biology, geology and ecosystems. As of September 16, 2010, the RINHS has a membership of 191 individuals, 62 families, 38 students/seniors and 35 oranizations. Some of these organizations include the RI Zoological Society, the Coastal Resources Management Council and five different URI colleges and departments. The RINHS holds and annual meeting in September, and holds a series of lectures per year on various environmental issues pertinent to Rhode Island. The 2010 meeting will feature organization business, as well as a lecture on, "New England's Coastal Plain Ponds: Local Biodiversity Hotspots in the Face of Global Change."
Barber's Pond Fishing Area 2250 S County Trl, West Kingston, RI02892 The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management/Fish and Wildlife Division controls this 28-acre freshwater…More pond. Only boats with electric trolling motors are permitted. There is a gravel ramp to launch small boats, kayaks or canoes. Bass and great Atlantic salmon are a frequent catch here. Benches and picnic tables are available for a leisurely visit.
Tucker's Pond Fishing Area 1100 Tuckertown Rd, Wakefield, RI02879 The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management/Fish and Wildlife Division controls this 101 acre fresh water…More pond. There is ample access to a cement boat launch via a paved road. Boat motors are limited to 1ohp. Kayaks and canoes are welcome.
Galilee Boat Launch 375 Great Island Rd, Narragansett, RI02882 The Galilee Boat Launch is one of two public saltwater boat ramps available in Narragansett, along with Monahan's Dock…More at Narragansett Pier. However, unlike Monahan's Dock, the Galilee Boat Launch has a large parking lot that is restricted solely to boat trailers and trucks. The site is maintained by the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management, and the Fisherman's Memorial Monument is adjacent to the boat launch.
Rhode Island's department of environmental management fish and wildlife division maintains over 3,000 acres of…More wildland in West Kingston. Hunting is permitted within season with a license. The area is great for passive pursuits like hiking, bird watching, kayaking and canoeing. The William C. O'Neill bike path runs through the area for a scenic ride.
There is a state run gun target range on site open only between April 1 and September 30.A permit is required and you must attend a range safety briefing prior to use. Permit applications are accepted by mail only from February 1 thru September 20 each year. Applications for permit are available online.