State and Private Forestry

Native trees are being delivered to farmers and landowners to establish biological corridors as part of the Joint Chief Initiative. (August 2019)
Forest Stewardship Program: Meeting with landowners in Lares, Puerto Rico. (October 2019)
Firefighters in Guánica testing a new environmentally friendly fire suppressant product that does not affect wildlife in the surrounding areas. (Feb 2019)
The Río Hondo Community in Mayagüez celebrating the aquisition of their community forest. (April 2019)


State and Private Forestry provides professional, technical, and financial assistance to state agencies, universities, and non-profit organizations within Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Through targeted technical and financial assistance and conservation education, federal resources are leveraged to protect and support sustainable management of the islands’ forests and ecosystems to produce goods and services that are important to many communities.

This assistance is focused on cooperative forestry, forest health, urban and community forestry, cooperative fire protection, and landowner and legacy assistance programs.

Our Programs

State and Private Forestry programs work in partnership with the Puerto Rico Department of Natural and Environmental Resources, the Puerto Rico Fire Department, the Virgin Islands Department of Agriculture, the U.S. Virgin Islands Fire Service, and various other state, local, and non-profit organizations and universities throughout the Caribbean.

Explore the various programs and resources provided by State and Private Forestry in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands below:

Community Forest and Open Space Program

Conservation Education

Cooperative Fire Program

Forest Health Protection

Forest Legacy Program

Forest Stewardship Program

Urban and Community Forest Program

Program Manager

Magaly Figueroa
Email: Magaly Figueroa
Phone: 787-764-7718

Latest News

Check out our offical latest news and archived news and articles.

Latest News

Publications and Products

State and Private Forestry funded publications and program factsheets, brochures and posters, videos and webinars.

Publications and Products

Library Resources

Find additional resources and information on our Library webpage or contact our staff for assistance.

Library Resources

Social Media

Featured Webinar

Species choice and target tree characteristics

Part 1 our Nursery Webinar Series presented over August and September, 2020.

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