Welcome To Our New Forest Supervisor, Sharon Wallace

Sharon Wallace has been selected as the Forester Supervisor for the El Yunque National Forest and begins her assignment in October, 2015.

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.

Cultural Resources/Recursos Culturales

Learn More about the Cultural Resources of El Yunque/Aprende Mas Sobre los recursos culturales de El Yunque

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

Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) 2014 Help Conserve El Yunque

Thanks to our YCC crew members 2014 from the muncipalities of Rio Grande and Luquillo for your outstanding efforts!

Youth Conservation Corps 2013

Youth Conservation Corps 2013 - a combination of hard work, accomplishments and fun!

El Bosque Pluvial

Read the latest edition of El Bosque Pluvial, our El Yunque National Forest Newsletter. Get up to date on the latest happenings in America's only tropical rainforest!

Children's book

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

Book signing event at El Portal on June 21

Join award winning author Marisa de Jesus Paolicelli and Puerto Rico golf legend Chi Chi Rodriguez at the book signing event for the new book "Lightkeepers to the Rescue"

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!

El Yunque National Forest Cited Amongst Top 10 Rain Forests

El Yunque along with the Tongass National Forest in Alaska, are among the top 10 places worldwide to see a rain forest, according to a travel story published online by USAToday.

Two New Books on El Yunque's Trees and Wildlife

Two new books on El Yunque's trees and wildlife have been compiled by long-time volunteer and Forest friend Alan Mowbray, Jr. 

Forest Service celebrates 40 years of volunteering

May 18 marked 40 years of the Forest Service volunteer program.  We appreciate the talent, dedication and contributions of our Forest Service volunteers!

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)

The Flora Borinqueña Digital Herbarium and Library

The Flora Borinqueña Digital Herbarium and Library presents items from the LuEsther T. Mertz Library and Archives and the William and Lynda Steere Herbarium...

Youth Conservation Corps program 2012

Article features 2012 Youth Conservation Corps participants /Articulo en el periódico Primera Hora sobre los participantes de"Youth Conservation Corps" de 2012

Middlebury College Volunteers Make a Difference!

Students from Middlebury College in Vermont help maintain and conserve El Yunque!

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

Nearly 3.5 Tons of Trash Removed on Clean Up Day 2013

Over 900 volunteers and partners helped to remove nearly 3.5 tons of trash from areas in and near El Yunque National Forest on Clean Up Day on April 19 and 20.  

Puerto Rico crews help battle US forest fires

A group of firefighters from Puerto Rico have returned safely after helping battle blazes in the rugged mountains of Idaho.

Good News For The PR Parrot Recovery Program!

The 2012 breeding season was the best to date in the 40 year history of the Puerto Rican Parrot Recovery Program.

Pilot Phase of the El Yunque Tram

El Yunque tram pilot phase has concluded summer operations for 2013.  The program is being evaluated and future offerings of tram services will be announced. 

National Public Lands Day 2013 in El Yunque

Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and Venture Crews from various areas of Puerto Rico help improve and maintain camp sites on National Public Lands Day -Saturday Sept 28, 2013.

Agreement is signed to help conserve lands in Northeastern Puerto Rico

PR Dept of Natural and Environmental Resources and USFS sign a memorandum of understanding to protect lands and natural areas in northeastern Puerto Rico. See link in Spanish

Partners Help Maintain El Yunque on National Public Lands Day 2012

Members of Boy Scout troops, Order of the Arrow and Venture Crew pitch in to help maintain camping areas, conduct condition assessments in the El ToroWilderness area and pick up trash

Forum Promotes Collaborative Regional Planning and Conservation Approach

U.S. Forest Service joined efforts with partners in sponsoring a public forum on regional land use and conservation in northeastern Puerto Rico

Solicitud de Voluntarios para El Yunque/ Volunteer Outreach for El Yunque

El Servicio Forestal Federal solicita voluntarios para brindar apoyo con una variedad de proyectos este verano/ Forest Service solicits volunteers for a variety of projects this summer

At the El Portal Rainforest Center…

New Movie at El Portal!

America's Rain Forests Education Project

From Prince William Network is an exciting "electronic field trip to the El Yunque NF and the Tongass NF (Alaska) with free Teacher Lesson plans, a downloadable recording of the original broadcast, and lots more Temperate and Tropical Rain Forest details.