Williams, Nicholas Enyart
Hurricanes Irma and Maria caused lasting damage to Puerto Rico’s natural ecosystems, especially El Yunque National Rainforest. Intervention is required to expedite recovery and maintain crucial areas such as riparian corridors. The current protocols used by the USFS to assess these areas do not explicitly outline a procedure for involving local communities. We generated a guide containing methods to supplement existing assessment protocols with community input and implemented it within El Yunque National Forest to carry out a restoration project.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Interactive Qualifying Project
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