About the Department of Natural and Environmental Resources-Forest Service Bureau
The Forest Service Bureau (FSB) of the Department of Natural and Environmental Resources is responsible for the administration and implementation of the state and private forestry programs in Puerto Rico, including the Urban and Community Forestry, Forest Stewardship, Forest Health and Forest Legacy programs. The Forest Service Bureau appoints a Coordinator to each program who is responsible for managing and allocating federal funds for forest management activities and projects and who reports directly to the Puerto Rico State Forester.
The Puerto Rico Forest Service Bureau also administers the Cambalache Tree Nursery for the production of urban and rural tree species made available to participants in Puerto Rico forestry programs free of charge. The Bureau also includes the Forest Research Division, which is responsible for developing management and restoration plans for the endangered and threatened flora of Puerto Rico and for preparing the State Forest Management Division’s annual plan.
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Department of Natural and Environmental Resources
Forest Service Bureau
P. O. Box 366147
San Juan, Puerto Rico 00936
Phone numbers: 787-772-2001, 787-772-2003 or 787-772-2021
About Consejo Asesor para la Forestación Urbana y de Comunidades de Puerto Rico, Inc.
The Consejo Asesor para la Forestación Urbana y de Comunidades de Puerto Rico, Inc. (Puerto Rico Urban and Community Forestry Council) is a nonprofit organization comprised of representatives from government agencies, municipalities, the private sector, nonprofit organizations and community groups.
In 2009, the Council adopted the Five Year Strategic Plan for the Puerto Rico Urban and Community Forestry Program, which includes a commitment to promote the development, management and protection of forest resources and to improve the physical and emotional state of the communities in Puerto Rico, through education, financial assistance and alliances between the public and private sectors.
The Council strives to be a source of technical and program information about the Urban and Community Forestry Program and to serve as an open forum for the discussion of topics related to the protection, conservation, restoration and management of the urban ecosystems via workshops, conferences, meetings and other communication and outreach tools.
The Council also works to educate members of the government and private sector on management practices and conservation of trees and urban forests and to foster collaboration among the Puerto Rico Forest Service Bureau, the Department of Natural and Environmental Resources, the International Institute of Tropical Forestry of the USDA Forest Service, community groups and private entities.
For more information visit: http://cafucpr.org/index.htm
Consejo Asesor para la Forestación Urbana y de Comunidades de Puerto Rico, Inc.
P. O. Box 195672
San Juan, Puerto Rico 00929-5672