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The Forest Management Plan is an administrative document that guides the use, protection and conservation of El Yunque National Forest. This document establishes sustainable socio-economic relationships between forest resources and stakeholders interested, including nearby communities and municipalities, farmers, hunters, and academic, environmental and recreational sectors within and outside the area.

The Plan is reviewed every 15 years or so, considering ecological and socio-economic changes taking place at the local, regional and global levels.

The last Plan was revised in 1997 and it is due for review. We need your ideas and your collaboration. We want to develope a shared understanding of the forest that is reflected in the new plan.

What topics does the Management Plan contain?

  • Adapting to Climate Change
  • History and Culture
  • Ecological Services
  • Socioeconomic status
  • Infrastructure
  • Road System
  • Recreation
  • Scenic Landscape
  • Ecological Landscape
  • River Corridors
  • Water, Soil, Air
  • Fauna, Flora

How can you help in the revision of the Plan?

Everyone can collaborate! For more information about how to join this initiative, call 787.888.1880, or write to:,

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As part of a collaboration agreement, the Center will participate in different areas of work related to the review process. In addition, we will coordinate dialogues with residents and landowners south of the forest to consider conservation projects in the region.

Individual environmental participation can be understood as a continuum of practices ranging from passive behaviors to full involvement in environmental leadership activities. How we participate and engage in environmental initiatives will depend to a large extent on our circumstances, opportunities and interests, as well as our previous experiences, values, knowledge and dispositions.