Faculty Advisor

Bianchi, Frederick W.

Faculty Advisor

Troy, Karen

Project Center

Puerto Rico


The Department of Natural and Environmental Resources (DNER) aims to include the Rio Mavillas of Monte Choca State Forest in Puerto Rico’s Heritage River Program. To support designation, the Visual Assessment Protocol for Puerto Rico Streams, Rosgen Stream Classification, Multihabitat Macroinvertebrate Assessment, and the creation of an interpretive map were completed. Results suggest that the Rio Mavillas contains good water quality and high ecological value, and therefore the river and its surrounding areas should be protected in the program from future anthropogenic modifications for future generations to enjoy.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

December 2016

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts

Advisor Department

Biomedical Engineering