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Water is Rhode Island's most abundant natural resource, according to the State of Rhode Island. Narragansett Bay gives Rhode Island an open door to trade from the Atlantic Ocean. The State of Rhode Island notes that little of Rhode Island's soil in tenable. Sixty percent of the land is forested, but most of the timber is not of commercial value.


Rhode Island has many natural resources. They are: fertile land for planting and farming, trees for wood and homes, and plenty of food for hunting. There is fishing for shellfish, cod, sea bass, tuna, flounder, lobsters, clams, swordfish, mackarel, butterfish, and squid. The natural minerals are sand, granite, limestone, and gravel.


State of Rhode Island: Department of Environmental Management. The Bureau of Natural Resources protects, manages, and restores the state’s wide array of historic parks, beaches, recreational facilities, and green spaces.


Natural Resources: Rhode Island's natural resources are not abundant. The best soil is found along Narragansett Bay. Excellent building granite is found in the southwestern part of the state near the town of Westerly and is referred to as Westerly Granite.


Rhode Island USDA staff exceed food donation goal. Rhode Island USDA Farm Service Agency and Natural Resources Conservation Service employees rallied to donate 675 pounds of food to the Rhode Island Food Bank as part of the annual Feds Feed Families food drive. The donation surpassed previous years’ efforts.


State of Rhode Island: Department of Environmental Management. DEM News View the DEM Pressroom for the latest information on DEM initiatives and programs.


Rhode Island's natural resources includes ocean, rivers, streams, and swamps. These all help to provide food. Rhode Island also has an abundance of wild life, such as deer, raccoon, squirrel ...


Rhode Island's waters are home to more than 200 species of fish and shellfish. Among the most abundant ocean fish are swordfish, tuna, and marlin. The local variety of clam is known as the quahog. Natural Resources Rhode Island's greatest natural resource is Narragansett Bay. It has long provided a living to fishermen and clammers.


The Office of Energy Resources (OER) is Rhode Island’s lead state agency on energy policy and programs. The mission of OER is to lead Rhode Island to a secure, cost-effective, and sustainable energy future.


The Rhode Island Natural History Survey Vision. Rhode Island Natural History Survey connects people knowledgeable about Rhode Island’s animals, plants, and natural systems with each other and with those who can use that knowledge for research, education, and conservation.