Forest Action Plan
Managing Puerto Rico forest resources now and into the future
Puerto Rico’s forests are a combination of native and naturalized species. The resulting mosaic forest compositions present management challenges that require understanding and vision.
Our Forest Action Plan guides how Puerto Rico will identify and conserve high priority forest ecosystems and landscapes currently under private control as well as actively and sustainably manage private forested land. The plan also identifies threats to the heath of forested ecosystems and lays out strategies to minimize them.
Finally, the Action Plan provides strategies to protect and enhance water quality and quantity, improve air quality and conserve energy, to protect, conserve and enhance wildlife and fish habitat, to connect people to trees and forests, to engage them in environmental stewardship activities, and to manage trees and forests to mitigate and adapt to global climate change.