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About CIRP

Rob Bierregaard, PhD., Project Advisor


The Conanicut Island Raptor Project (CIRP) is dedicated to the preservation, study and enjoyment of Jamestown’s birds of prey. It is CIRP’s belief that an informed community that values its wildlife will act responsibly to protect wild animals and the habitat on which they depend for survival.


CIRP is a Community partnership that includes the Audubon Society of Rhode Island, the Jamestown Conservation Commision, the Jamestown Education Foundation (JEF), the Jamestown School Department, the Town of Jamestown, the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority (RITBA) and Rob Bierregaard, PhD. Its purpose is to educate the public about the important link between wildlife and the natural habitat that supports it.


Conanicut Island Raptor Project
c/o Chris Powell
38 Mt. Hope Avenue
Jamestown, RI 02835
(401) 423-1492


Board & Support

Board of Directors

  • Chris Powell, Chair
  • Betsy Gooding, Co-chair


  • Mark Baker
  • Samira Hakki
  • Margie Hemp
  • Bob Laman
  • Tony Lush
  • Candy Powell 


  • Jamestown Education Foundation
  • Jamestown Conservation Commission
  • Largess Forestry
  • The Audubon Society of Rhode Island
  • Town of Jamestown
  • R.I. Bridge and Turnpike Authority
  • Rhode Island Energy


  • The Jamestown Press


  • Onne van der Wal
  • Deb Seger Pini
  • Chris Powell

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