Caribbean National Forest

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Caribbean National Forest (El Yunque)

Address:HC 01 Box 13490
Rio Grande, PR 00745

Phone:787-888-1810
Fax:787-888-5685
Web: www.fs.fed.us/r8/caribbean
Size: 28,000 acres.
Location:25 miles northeast of the San Juan metropolitan area, in the Sierra de Luquillo Mountains. Accessible by PR 3, 191, and 186.
Facilities:Visitor center with theater and gift shop, picnic sites, trails (24 miles), observation towers.
Activities:Primitive camping, fishing, hiking, bird watching.
Special Features:Only tropical forest in the U.S. National Forest System. Contains 23 tree species found nowhere else. Provides habitat for rare wildlife including the Puerto Rican parrot, found only on this part of the island. Three of the forest's rivers have been designated as Wild & Scenic: Río La Mina, Río Mameyes, and Río Icacos.

See other parks in Puerto Rico.
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I also enjoyed an excellent excursion is to El Yunque National Forest, up in the eastern mountains, where its peaks snag big-bellied clouds blowing in off the Atlantic.
TEST THE WATER Cascading falls in the El Yunque National Forest.
based Joint BioEnergy Institute at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have found a microbe living in the soil of Puerto Rico's El Yunque National Forest that can dissolve lignin, that tough woody polymer in plant cell walls that proves to be such an obstacle in cellulosic biofuel production.
We headed east into the steamy El Yunque National Forest.
This aviary for raising parrots was established at an abandoned military outpost within the El Yunque National Forest.
As stewards of the El Yunque National Forest--the last stronghold of the wild parrots in Puerto Rico--the USFS is uniquely qualified to provide habitat protection and enhancement for the parrot, including not only the site of the original captive-rearing facility, but also the site of a new state-of-the-art breeding facility constructed within the El Yunque National Forest in 2007, and which is operated by the Service.
Just prior to the accident, an airplane was heard flying at low altitude over El Yunque National Forest on an approximate heading of 260 degrees near state road 191.
Located on a two-mile stretch of private beach and nestled between the El Yunque National Forest and the tranquil waters of the Espiritu Santo River, The St.
For more than 15 years, she served as environmental and conservation planner and consultant to numerous organizations and government entities, among them: Puerto Rico Conservation Trust, El Yunque National Forest, Corporacin ENLACE del Cao Martn Pea, University of Puerto Rico, Banco Popular Foundation, and The Nature Conservancy.
The Rio Grande property is a planned community that sits on 483 acres, nestled between the El Yunque National Forest and the Espiritu Santo River.
Situated between the Espiritu Santo and Herrera rivers and bounded by the majestic El Yunque National Forest, The St.
Campos, will begin construction in October of a new US$40 million brewery at a 45-acre area that was part of the Calderon farm in Canovanas, near El Yunque National Forest, reports Primera Hora (July 24, 2000).