Faculty Advisor

Delorey, John F.

Faculty Advisor

Kinicki, Robert

Project Center

San Juan, Puerto Rico


This project analyzed the Puerto Rico Department of Natural and Environmental Resources' 2008 Land Acquisition Regulation. The team completed portions of Article VII, Section 1, of the Land Acquisition Regulation for Jobos Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve on the southern coast of Puerto Rico. This acquisition proposed adding three parcels of land to the reserve, to better protect the bay from commercial development pressures. From research and interviews conducted both at the DNER and Jobos Bay, the team developed an understanding of the regulation. The experience of researching and complying with the regulation enabled the team to make recommendations for future land acquisition proposals in the DNER.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

May 2010

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts

Advisor Department

Computer Science