Forest Stewardship Program

The Forest Stewardship Program is a federal program that provides technical assistance to private landowners in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands for the development of management plans that promote sustainable management of forest resources.

The program also provides educational opportunities related to diverse conservation initiatives and practices. Partner institutions for this program include the Puerto Rico Department of Natural and Environmental Resources Forest Service Bureau, and the U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Agriculture for the implementation of the program.

Program Objectives:

  1. Promote water, soil, and wildlife conservation.
  2. Protection and management of forests in non-industrial private lands.
  3. Promote the establishment of community organizations dedicated to the conservation and management of forests located on prioritized watersheds.

Forest Stewardship Program Brochure

View the Forest Stewardship Program Brochure (1.87 MB - PDF) [Opens in New Window]


More from the Forest Stewardship Program

Recent work in the Forest Stewardship Program

The DNER Stewardship Program in Puerto Rico, workshops, the Puerto Rico Model Forest Act and the Department of Agriculture Forest Stewardship Program in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Read more about Recent work in the Forest Stewardship Program

Shade grown coffee farmers as bird custodians

Cafiesencia project to promote conversion to and maintenance of shade grown coffee farms.

Read more about Shade grown coffee farmers as bird custodians


For more information about the Forest Stewardship Program please contact Magaly Figueroa

Page last modified: 10/22/2019