Establishment of a Demostration Field in Salt Tolerant Vegetative Materials as a Conservation Buffer in Salt Flats at Boquerón's Wildlife Reserve
September 01, 2011 - Present
The Natural Resources and Conservation Service (NRCS), the PRWRERI, and The Boquerón Wildlife Refuge (BWR-PRDNR)
are working in the establishment of a demostration field in salt tolerant vegetative materials as a conservation buffer in salt flats.
The United States Coral Reef Task Force USCRTF) identified the urgent need for local action to inclease the protection to
coral reef from land and marine pollution,
unsustenable fishing, development, and othe stressors detrimental coral health. Efforts are already in place by the NRCS and
PRWRERI to help private landowners with appropiate technical assistantce for establishment of conservation practices to
guaranteed the economy and sustainability of their operations.
Three species of plants will be tested on salt flats field at the BWR. Different parameters will be collect from the
site to analyse the erosion prevention capacity of those species. A demostrative site have been establish, open to the
public, to show the erosion's dynamic and how plants help us to mitigate and prevent
this problem on coastal lands.