Habitat & Wildlife
ALT is committed to protecting lands that provide habitat for local wildlife. We protect and manage our lands to maximize wildlife benefits. We prioritize connected open spaces in our conservation efforts to create habitat corridors, establishing larger habitat patches for the Island’s resident and migratory species.
Habitat improvement and restoration projects include removing invasive species such as garlic mustard, multiflora rose, Japanese knotweed, and others; planting native species friendly to pollinators and birds; and constructing nest boxes for birds.
ALT works to protect our drinking water and coastal water quality through strategic land preservation, outreach and education, and the promotion of best practices in stewardship of watershed lands and riparian buffers.
Looking for wildlife?
ALT’s 10-mile Sakonnet Greenway Trail and Oakland Forest Trail and Oakland Forest Trail offer great birding and wildlife viewing in diverse Aquidneck Island habitats. Oakland Forest is the site of a unique old-growth American beech forest, and is home to several 300-year-old beech trees. The conserved 30-acre Miantonomi Park in Newport is a great spot to view migratory birds in the spring.
Interested in helping out?
Fill out our volunteer form and contact Stewardship Director Alex Chuman to help with upcoming projects.