Puerto Rico Registry


The Puerto Rico Watershed Resources Registry (WRR) began as a dialogue between U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 2 (EPA) staff from the Water Division (based in New York) and the Caribbean Environmental Protection Division (based in Puerto Rico) recognizing the need for a common repository, a tool that would contain consistent datasets and that would facilitate cooperation between partner agencies when evaluating projects. Puerto Rico Wetland

The goal of is to establish a targeted approach to identify the best opportunities for preserving, restoring, and conserving aquatic resources and uplands. EPA spearheaded this critical effort in collaboration with Puerto Rico Department of Natural and Environmental Resources (DNER), USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Puerto Rico Department of Housing (PRDOH), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS).

Collectively, this group is committed to identifying sites for wetlands and stream preservation and restoration in accordance with the watershed approach laid out in the 2008 Compensatory Mitigation Rule, as well as existing geospatial data gaps relevant to restoration in the archipelago. The project is currently funded by EPA. Additional potential financial sources are being explored. Puerto Rico Waters

The Puerto Rico WRR is currently in its initial stages of development. A Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) was formed in early 2022, the initial selection of geospatial information has been made, and the inceptual version of the tool has been set up and is currently in staging. For more information about Puerto Rico’s WRR initiative, please contact the representatives below.

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Additional Resources

Spatial Analyses

Get more information about the spatial analyses and factors selected by the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico for their models.

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Listing of Map Services

Get more information about the map layers that are available on the Puerto Rico WRR interactive map

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User Guide

Get more information about the WRR application and how to use it successfully.

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User Feedback Survey
User Feedback Survey
For any problems, requests, or suggestions to improve the WRRs, please fill out our user survey.


For more information on Puerto Rico's WRR you can contact the following:

Name Agency Phone Email
Sofía Olivero Lora US Environmental Protection Agency, Region 2 Water Division (212) 637-3838 oliverolora.sofia@epa.gov
Marco Finocchiaro US Environmental Protection Agency, Region 2 Water Division (212) 637-3836 finocchiaro.marco@epa.gov
Ricardo J. Colón Rivera Puerto Rico Department of Natural and Environmental Resources (787) 996-9334 rcolon@drna.pr.gov
Manuel Matos Rodriguez USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, Caribbean Area
State Office
(787) 766-5064 manuel.matos@usda.gov
Nate Herold National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NOAA's Office
for Coastal Management for Coastal Management
(843) 410-9620 nate.herold@noaa.gov
Carmen I. Alicea Serrano Puerto Rico Department of Housing, CDBG-DR Program (787) 274-2527 c.alicea@vivienda.pr.gov
Luis Betancourt US Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District (305) 779-6051 luis.o.betancourt@usace.army.mil
Maylene Pérez Robles Federal Emergency Management Agency, EHP Unified Federal Review (202) 702-1410 maylene.perezrobles@fema.dhs.gov
Ela M. Cruz Nazario Federal Emergency Management Agency, Community Planning
and Capacity Building
(202) 710-9599 ela.cruznazario@fema.dhs.gov
Félix López US Fish and Wildlife Service, Caribbean Ecological Services Field
(305) 304-1128 felix_lopez@fws.gov
Miguel A. García-Bermúdez US Fish and Wildlife Service, Science Application Program (305) 304-8127 miguel_garcia-bermudez@fws.gov