The El Yunque National Forest is located in the eastern part of Puerto Rico.
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Welcome to El Yunque

[Image]: Link/Photo of Pablo Cruz, Forest Supervisor

Greetings, website viewers from all over the world -- As a "Borinqueño" (a native son of Puerto Rico) I encourage you to visit us and take full advantage of El Yunque's many exciting features -- our island's premier eco-tourism location is the only tropical rain forest in the U.S. National Forest system!

The moment that you enter El Yunque you will discover that our friendly, professional staff is dedicated to the Forest Service mission of “Caring for the land and serving people.”

El Yunque has been a Federal Forest Reserve for over a century – we celebrated our centennial anniversary, our first “Century of Service” to the public in 2003.

We are constantly working to ensure the sustainability of El Yunque's ecosystems and to secure its urban interface -- encroaching development on the Forest's border, and the impending threat of global climate change are among the difficult list of challenges El Yunque faces. We are working closely with government and the public to mutually discover and then implement changes that will ensure your future enjoyment of this unique and irreplaceable tropical jewel.

I hope to have the chance to greet you personally when you visit El Yunque.

Hasta pronto (see you soon)

Pablo Cruz,
Forest Supervisor


Forest Plan Revision

El Yunque National Forest Scenic View

Find out how you can help plan El Yunque National Forest's future through the Plan Revision Process.

Descubra cómo usted puede ayudar futuro plan de Bosque Nacional El Yunque a través del Proceso de Revisión del Plan.

2015 Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events for El Yunque National Forest in 2015.

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Tradewinds Talk newsletter has information for our tour operators and visitors

The Visitor Services Team recently issued this informative newsletter to our tour operators and partners to share information about Forest programs and visitor services.

Ecosystem/Planning Team Receives Conservation Award

Ecosystem Management/Planning Team members are recognized by Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell and Regional Forester Liz Agpaoa for their landscape conservation efforts


Guided Nature Walks Now Offered on Wednesdays Only

Guided nature walks will now be offered only ONCE A WEEK on Wednesdays on a first-come, first-served basis starting at the Palo Colorado Recreation Area.

Be Alert to the Dangers of Flash Floods

Visitors are advised to always check the National Weather Service forecasts before visiting the Forest, be alert to changing weather conditions and the potential dangers of flash floods

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