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

Recent News


Spotlights

Come Celebrate Earth Week at El Yunque’s Cleanup Day Events!

Cleanup events in municipalities around El Yunque begin April 24 and conclude on April 26 with a special day of learning and conservation. Volunteer to keep El Yunque clean!

Ecosystem/Planning Team Receive Conservation Award

Members of the Ecosystem Management/Planning Team were recently recognized by Regional Forester Liz Agpao for their landscape conservation efforts in northeastern Puerto Rico

 




Children's book "The Day It Rained Frogs In The Forest" now available

Forest friend and volunteer, Alan Mowbray and teen artist, Omar Sebastian Gutierrez (son of employee Aurea Moragon) combine their talents on a children's book about El Yunque

Annual Christmas Bird Count Event / Conteo Navideño de Aves

Twentieth Annual Christmas Bird Count is Sunday December 15 / Vigésimo conteo anual navideño de aves que se llevara a cabo el domingo 15 de diciembre (anuncio en español)



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