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HW-20 - Pending

HW-20 APPROVE A MANAGEMENT PLAN AND CONTINUE TO BUY LAND IN THE SAN JUAN ECOLOGICAL CORRIDOR

 

Update 2017: This action is currently in development and will be pursued in future work plans.

 

20.1 Inform and educate elected officials and heads of agencies about the importance of the SJEC and the need for funds for land purchase. Partipants in implementation: SJEC Special Commission (principal), PRDNER, SJBEP

 

Implementation: Short-term

 

20.2 Seek approval of the SJEC Management Plan, which has been in the hands of the PRDNER since 2005. Partipants in implementation: SJEC Special Commission (principal), PRDNER, SJBEP, municipality of San Juan

 

Implementation: Short-term

 

20.3 Provide office and document-storage space for the work of the SJEC Special Commission. Partipants in implementation: PRDNER

 

Implementation: Short-term

 

20.4 Encourage land purchase for the SJEC, closely following the Purchase Plan mentioned earlier. Partipants in implementation: PRDNER

 

Implementation: Medium-term

 

20.5 Perform an analysis that will identify existing and potential sources of recurrent and non-recurrent funds for land purchase for the SJEC. The analysis should also identify strategies for acquiring funds in addition to those provided by law. It should also consider other mechanisms for conserving private land not entailing purchase. Partipants in implementation: SJEC Special Commission, Conservation Trust, SJBE, municipality of San Juan

 

Implementation: Medium-term

 

20.6 Finalize boundary definition for the Cupey Arboretum, the southern branch of the SJEC. Partipants in implementation: PRDNER, SJEC Special Commission, Planning Board

 

Implementation: Medium-term

 

20.7 Revise the San Juan Zoning Code for the area of the Las Curías dam to ensure protection of adjacent green areas. Participants in implementation: Municipality of San Juan, SJEC Special Commission (especially the PRDNER, Luis Muñoz Marín Foundation, and SJBEP), and the Conservation Trust of Puerto Rico

 

Implementation: Short-term

 

20.8 Create an educational and public-participation project within the SJEC, to include: (a) tours through various parts of the Corridor; (b) educational talks in schools in the area; (c) reforestation and cleaning projects; (d) habitat restoration projects on private land to benefit species under the jurisdiction of the USFWS. Partipants in implementation: SJEC Special Commission, PRDNER, Luis Muñoz Marín Foundation, SJBEP, municipality of San Juan, USFWS, and Conservation Trust of Puerto Rico

 

Implementation: Short-term

 

20.9 Encourage the implementation of management plans and projects with owners of private land within or adjacent to the Corridor, where sustainable-use and conservation practices for resources can be implemented. Participants in implementation: PRDNER (principal), Conservation Trust of Puerto Rico, Luis Muñoz Marín Foundation, SJBEP, USDA-National Resource Conservation Service (NRCS), community and environmental organizations