Narragansett Bay Reserve, Rhode Island


Rhode Island

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Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management



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The Narragansett Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve is made up of four islands, which consist of just under 4,300 acres of salt marsh, pine and deciduous forests, coastal meadows, eelgrass beds, and rocky intertidal zones. The Reserve is home to a variety of wildlife including white-tailed deer, mink, butterflies, turtles, harbor seals, and countless species of birds. The staff work on important issues, such as adaptation to climate change, conservation, and low-impact development.

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This reserve currently does not have a formal friends organization. Please stay tuned for more information.

Did You Know…

The Narraganssett Bay’s Hope Island is a major rookery for colonial nesting wading birds.

News from the Narragansett Reserve

Making Way for Wetlands

Making Way for Wetlands

Wetlands around the country are increasingly threatened by rising seas, stronger storms, more extreme precipitation, and drought. Planning to protect these precious resources while addressing the needs of communities …

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Narragansett Bay Reserve, Rhode Island