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HW-21 - Pending

HW-21 UPDATE THE LAND-USE MAP FOR THE SJBE

 

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

 

21.1 Identify the uses made of land in the SJBE watershed by using satellite imaging technology and aerial photographs. This information should be georeferenced and integrated into a layer of information in GIS. Also, identify impacted land that might be restored, especially land in areas of high environmental vulnerability. To do this, one might use, for example, data on vegetation coverage compiled by the International Institute for Tropical Forestry (IITF) in 2011. Participants in Implementation: PRDNER (principal), SJBEP, IITF, National Parks Service, Planning Board’s office of land use maps, territorial zoning ordinance offices or planning offices of municipalities within the SJBE watershed area

 

Implementation: Short-term

 

21.2 Utilizing the information compiled in strategy 21.1, prepare an inventory of the various areas with their geographic location and their bodies of water, land-use category, zoning category, degree of protection, principal values and uses, title, administration and policy, and management instrumentation and directives. As a reference, the report “Puerto Rico Gap Analysis,” prepared by the U.S. Forestry Service and the PRDNER, should be studied. Participants in Implementation: PRDNER (principal), SJBEP, IITF, National Parks Service, Planning Board’s office of land-use maps, territorial zoning ordinance offices or planning offices of municipalities within the SJBE watershed area

 

Implementation: Short-term

 

21.3 Prepare an inventory of all the land currently classified as protected nature area, urban forest, and/or SPA in the municipalities that make up the SJBE drainage basin. Participants in Implementation: PRDNER (principal), SJBEP, National Parks Service, Planning Board’s office of land-use maps, territorial zoning ordinance offices or planning offices of municipalities within the SJBE watershed area

 

Implementation: Short-term

 

21.4 Initiate a participatory process, led by the SJBEP, in which individuals, community and environmental organizations, and local, state, and federal agencies can provide ideas on areas that should be protected and restored, and strategies for doing so. Participants in Implementation: SJBEP (principal), PRDNER, National Parks Service, Planning Board’s office of land-use maps, territorial zoning ordinance offices or planning offices of municipalities within the SJBE watershed area, community and environmental organizations

 

Implementation: Short-term

 

21.5 Perform an analysis of each of these properties’ ecological value to the SJBEP, its social value, purchase cost, and risk of development, and create a ranking system using these criteria to help prioritize interventions on the various properties. Participants in Implementation: SJBEP (principal), PRDNER, National Parks Service

 

Implementation: Short-term

 

21.6 Integrate monitoring strategies into the green areas so identified, in order to determine the health of these areas and the changes they are undergoing over time, following the model of, or in alliance with, the Conservation Trust’s Map of Life project. Participants in Implementation: SJBEP (principal), Conservation Trust, PRDNER, National Parks Service

 

Implementation: Medium-term

 

21.7 Analyze the results of strategies 21.4, 21.5, and 21.6 in order to determine which land has priority for being integrated into conservation strategies, whether as new protected nature area, forested park, special planning area, conservation easement, or other related strategy. Participants in Implementation: SJBEP (principal), PRDNER, National Parks Service, Planning Board

 

Implementation: Medium-term