Faculty Advisor

Madan, Aarti Smith

Faculty Advisor

Peet, R. Creighton


Puerto Rico


This project analyzed La Esperanza, a 500-acre property of abandoned land in Ponce, Puerto Rico to determine how to implement hunting, fishing and passive recreation within a manageable reserve. The team worked with the Department of Natural and Environmental Resources (DNER) to examine how to include these different activities simultaneously. After various methods, the team developed a set of recommendations for the DNER. The team proposed creating new trails, boardwalks, observation towers, and infrastructure for La Esperanza along with a breakdown for the location of each activity on the land. The team was able to assess the locals' opinions, through questionnaire interviews, to suggest a community involved recommendation plan to the DNER.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

May 2012

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts

Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs

Project Center

Puerto Rico