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El Yunque National Forest Atlas release

Photo of Photo of copies of the atlas Photo of copies of the atlas Snapshot : Publication of an atlas about El Yunque National Forest, a collaboration between the International Institute of Tropical Forestry and El Yunque National Forest.

Principal Investigators(s) :
Quinones, MayaGould, William A.
Gonzalez, GrizelleMcGinley, Kathleen
Research Location : El Yunque National Forest. Rio Grande, Puerto Rico
Research Station : International Institute of Tropical Forestry (IITF)
Year : 2018
Highlight ID : 1491

Summary

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 All maps, figures, and photographs are original and previously unpublished.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.

Additional Resources

El Yunque National Forest Atlas(publication)

Forest Service Partners

External Partners

  • El Yunque National Forest
  • Region 8 Biological and Physical Resources Program
  • SDA Forest Service Research and Development
  • State and Private Forestry
  • 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.