In instances where a shift in existing vegetation community is desired to promote the establishment of native plant and wildlife assemblages, extensive restoration efforts over a period of years are generally required.

Habitat restoration on Reserve properties was made possible with funding support from two primary sources: a USDA NRCS Wildlife Habitat Incentive Program (WHIP) grant and awards from the RI Coastal and Estuary Habitat Restoration Fund which is administered through the RI Coastal Resources Management Council (RI CRMC).