Blackstone Valley Natural Resources
Natural Resources in the Blackstone River Valley
In 1998, the John H. Chafee Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor prepared a Natural Resources Inventory and Assessment that provides an overview and selective description of the natural significance of the National Heritage Corridor. The analysis identifies a rich array of most important sites and leads to specific recommendations for action in the Corridor.
The purpose of the Inventory was three-fold:
By better understanding the role of natural resources in our history, in our present environment and in our daily well-being, we as individuals and communities will make better decisions for the future.
Please click here for a copy of the Natural Resources Inventory Map.
To find out more about the natural environment of the Corridor as described in our Natural Resources Inventory, you can download excerpts from the Inventory by clicking below.
Natural Resources Inventory and Assessment: Inventory
Natural Resources Inventory and Assessment: Listing of Valley Sites
Natural Resources Inventory and Assessment: Regional Impacts
Natural Resources Inventory and Assessment: Recommendations
Natural Resources Inventory and Assessment: Listed Species
Did You Know?
Children as young as age six were hired to work in the textile mills of the Blackstone River Valley. These adolescent workers were employed by the Lonsdale Company, c. 1912. Photos such as this helped lead to the passage of child labor laws.