Sabana Field Research Station

Image CaptionEntrance to the Sabana Field Research Station. (Photo Credit: Chris Nytch)

The Sabana Field Research Station is a facility of the USDA Forest Service’s International Institute of Tropical Forestry (Institute), a center for excellence where creativity and accomplishments result in timely products and services that anticipate the needs of society as it mitigates and adapts to environmental change.

Our mission is to develop and disseminate scientifically-based knowledge that contributes to the conservation of forests, wildlife, and watersheds of the American tropics in the context of environmental change. Furthermore, the Institute strives to cultivate an inclusive environment and ensure that all who visit our facilities are provided equal access to opportunities, programs, and services that are available.

Site Content

You can find information about the Sabana Field Research Station throughout our site:

Visitor Guide for Conducting Research

Cover of the Visitor Guide for Conducting Field Research in the Luquillo Experimental Forest PDF

The Sabana Field Research Station Visitor Guide for conducting Research in the Luquillo Experimental Forest (LEF) provides information related to research facilities and activities at Sabana Field Research Station and in the LEF, procedures for making reservations to stay and work at the station, guidelines for submitting study plans and attaining permits, as well as a list of safety guidelines and emergency protocols that all visitors must follow to ensure the safety of everyone at the station.


Prior to your arrival please review the visitor guide which is also available on our Research Forms and Guides page

Location Map

Sabana Field Research Station


Contact Information

Station Manager

Miriam Salgado


Phone 787-764-7949; 787-889-5335

Institute Project Leader

Dr. Katheleen McGinley


Phone: 919-600-3108

Payments Processing

Rosa Avila


Phone: 787-764-7275

We welcome any questions, comments, or suggestions related to your visit.

Page last modified: 01/11/2017