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Action ID HW-6

Action Designate the Torrecilla Alta-Vacía Talega area as part of the Piñones State Forest Nature Reserve

Schedule Short-Term

Status In Progress


Update July 2017: SJBEP has no recent information about the designation of new areas to the Piñones State Forest since previous update.

Update January 2010:   The Ports Authority, following our CCMP, undertook a restoration of wetland in Torrecilla Alta-Vacia Talega (Finca Virginia) as a mitigation project.  The area is approximately 88.5 acress and was transferred to NRD. This land will be under perpetuall conservation.

The Torrecilla Alta-Vacia Talega area has enormous ecological value for the SJBE.  The SJBEP continuously monitors projects that are conducted or proposed in the area, and actively participates in any permit commenting project or public hearing.  The program also conducts a yearly bird census, other educational activities, and participates in scientific studies in the area, which provide supporting evidence of its natural value.   The Govement of Puerto Rico proposed, in 2007, the adquisition of part of this land for conservation throught the DRNA.

Date Created 03 Mar 2006

Last Update 31 July 2017