Natural Capital

The plentiful natural capital of Narragansett Bay and its watershed remains central to the growth and expansion of a robust New England economy wherein natural resource-based economic sectors continue to provide employment and revenue to Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Examine the holistic overview of the NBW ecosystem’s value and its importance in sustaining both economic development and ongoing strategic investment essential to its health and productivity.
Beach Use
Commercial Fishing
Marine Science
Ports & Maritime Trade
Recreational Boating
Recreational Fishing
Wildlife Viewing

Just released – a comprehensive report about the resources and uses of the Narragansett Bay Watershed (NBW). This report describes and illustrates the NBW economy and its industry sectors to support public and decision-maker dialogue. View the report.