Tropic Ventures Education & Research Foundation was incorporated in 1998 as a non-profit corporation in Puerto Rico to support the project’s research and education activities.”

An exploration into silvicultural techniques developed at Las Casas de las Selva that demonstrate how secondary forests can be ecologically and economically suitable for sustainable timber production. A project initiated by the Institute of Ecotechnics in Patillas, Puerto Rico that has pioneered experiments in sustainable rainforest ecology through planting timber trees.

The idea is to maintain the biodiversity of the ecosystem while using the land to generate some profit to encourage local caretaking of the forest.