El Yunque National Forest Atlas visually summarizes the natural attributes of El Yunque. It is divided into six chapters about terrestrial resources, water, plants and animals, people, research and management, and recreation. It includes social and economic data of the municipalities that surround the forest, management and research activities and recreation resources that visitors can enjoy. It is a bilingual publication (in Spanish and English). All maps, figures, and photographs are original and previously unpublished.
The authors compiled the most up-to-date studies in collaboration with the El Yunque National Forest Management Plan Interdisciplinary Team, a group of professional scientists, foresters, and managers who were convened to work on the management plan revision process and the 2014 Forest Plan Assessment Report.
The atlas was published with support from USDA Forest Service Research and Development, El Yunque National Forest, State and Private Forestry, Region 8 Biological and Physical Resources Program, the Caribbean Landscape Conservation Cooperative, and the USDA Caribbean Climate Hub. All research at the International Institute of Tropical Forestry is done in collaboration with the University of Puerto Rico.