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NRCS Habitat Enhancement and Best Practices Program: opportunities to maximize the presence of pollinators and the positive impact of the program on natural resources and coffee growers.


September 2017 - December 2018


The purpose of this agreement is to enable the Department of Applied Ecology of North Carolina State University (NCSU), Center for Landscape Conservation (CLC), and the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to analyze information about the habitat enhancement and best practices program administered by NRCS-San Juan. We seek to: 1) better understand the potential impact of actions on shade coffee and other landcover types in the area between Adjuntas and Maricao, 2) help direct resources (actions) to areas, where collectively, could foster wildlife persistence while promoting coffee production, and 3) identify ways that promote pollination of coffee plants by means of multiple habitat enhancement actions and practices available to farmers through the Natural Resources Conservation Service in the Caribbean Area.


Current Staff

Federal Staff: 95

Masters Students: 238

Phd Students: 144

Post Docs: 54

University Staff: 239

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 673

Scientific Publications: 1905

Presentations: 4236



Funding Agencies

  • NRCS


Cooperative Research Units Program Headquarters Cooperators

  1. U.S. Geological Survey