Although the El Yunque National Forest (EYNF) is one of the smallest forests in the National Forest System, (28,000 acres or roughly 11,300 hectares), it is one of the most biologically diverse areas that the agency manages. The EYNF contains over 240 species of native trees, of which 88 are rare and 23 are only found in the forest. Along with the trees, the EYNF includes 50 species of native orchids and over 150 species of ferns. This relatively small land area also supports 127 species of terrestrial vertebrate (land animals with backbones) and 10 species of aquatic invertebrates (water animals without backbones). more
The Forest Service has conducted a forest-wide Travel Analysis Process that analyzes the existing National Forest road system and identifies opportunities to achieve a more ecologically and economically sustainable road system for each National Forest and Grassland.
These reports are part of a nationwide requirement and are not decision documents—instead, they provide an analysis of the road system as it exists today. All future proposed actions and decisions will allow for further opportunities for public input and engagement at the project-level under National Environmental Policy Act processes.