Rhode Island

Web Addresses

Primary ANS Contacts

Freshwater Plants:

  • Hope Leeson
    Rhode Island Natural History Survey
    101 CIK, 1 Greenhouse Road, URI
    Kingston, RI 02881
    phone: 401.874.5822
    hleeson@rinhs.org

Freshwater Animals:

  • Hope Leeson
    Rhode Island Natural History Survey
    101 CIK, 1 Greenhouse Road, URI
    Kingston, RI 02881
    phone: 401.874.5822
    hleeson@rinhs.org

Saltwater Plants:

  • Kevin Cute
    Coastal Resources Management Council
    Stedman Gov't Center, Suite 3
    4808 Tower Hill Road
    Wakefield, RI 02879-1900
    phone: 401.783.3370
    kcute@crmc.ri.gov

Saltwater Animals:

  • Kevin Cute
    Coastal Resources Management Council
    Stedman Gov't Center, Suite 3
    4808 Tower Hill Road
    Wakefield, RI 02879-1900
    phone: 401.783.3370
    kcute@crmc.ri.gov

Panel Membership

Agency

  • Rhode Island Natural History Survey
    101 CIK, 1 Greenhouse Road, URI
    Kingston RI 02881
  • Kevin Cute
    Coastal Resources Management Council
    Stedman Gov't Center, Suite 3
    4808 Tower Hill Road
    Wakefield, RI 02879-1900

Representatives
  • Kevin Cute
  • Hope Leeson

Species Actively Managed

Plants

  • Asiatic bittersweet (Celastrus orbiculatus)
  • Common reed (Phragmites australis)
  • Purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria)
  • Reed canary grass (Phalaris arundinacea)


Animals

Other Established Species of Concern

Plants

  • Alga (Grateloupia turuturu)
  • Cork tree (Phellodendron sp.)
  • Curly-leaf pondweed (Potamogeton crispus)
  • Dead-man's fingers (Codium fragile)
  • Fanwort (Cabomba caroliniana)
  • Garlic mustard (Alliaria petiolata)
  • Japanese barberry (Berberis thunbergii)
  • Japanese knotweed (Fallopia japonica)
  • Lesser celandine (Ranunculus ficaria)
  • Multiflora rose (Rosa multiflora)
  • Porcelain-berry (Ampelopsis brevipedunculata)
  • Variable milfoil (Myriophyllum heterophyllum)
  • Watercress (Rorippa nasturtium-aquaticum)


Animals

  • Asiatic clam (Corbicula fluminea)
  • Asian shore crab (Hemigrapsus sanguineus)
  • Green crab (Carcinus maenas)
  • White didemnid (Didemnum sp)


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