Partner Programs

The EDC partners with many federal and state programs on a wide range of natural resource projects involving geospatial data development, analysis distribution and management.

National Park Service Field Technical Support Center provides GIS services and support to the National Park Service parks and offices throughout the Northeast Region (NER).

The North Atlantic Coast Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit (CESU) engages federal agency scientists and managers, in collaboration with academic and other non-federal scientists and students, to understand how fundamental ecosystem functions and processes are affected by increasing urban development, climate change, and other stressors, and then to devise management strategies for preserving and restoring coastal ecosystems, cultural resources, and maritime heritage.

The Renewable Resources Extension Act (RREA) Program at the University of Rhode Island provides resource managers and private forestland owners with educational programs, tools and information to sustain and properly manage Rhode Island’s renewable natural resource. Base funding support for this Program is provided by the USDA CSREES. These Program funds are leveraged by funding from a variety of federal, state, and local agencies.

The Rhode Island Natural History Survey consists of member organizations and individuals seeking to further knowledge and understanding of Rhode Island’s biota, geology, and ecosystems.

With representation on our Boards from federal and state agencies, academic institutions, NGOs, professional organizations, and private companies, RINHS serves as the umbrella organization for ecological information in Rhode Island, and works to provide sound scientific data that can be used to help make informed management decisions.