Getting Connected at Finca Salvaje, Costa Rica

 
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Getting Connected at Finca Salvaje, Costa Rica

Getting Connected at Finca Salvaje, Costa Rica
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Cindy and Christina

Cindy and Christina
On the left is Cindy Brand, owner of Finca Salvaje, standing with the administrator of her farm, Doña Christina (view small | med | large | orig)

Cindy and Roberta

Cindy and Roberta
Cindy and Roberta Ward Smiley, project leader, looking over the farm for the most strategic location for the corridor. (view small | med | large | orig)

One end of the corridor area

One end of the corridor area
The arrow is pointing over the crest of the hill showing where the Rio Calientillo river is. There is still a small amount of forest along it's edges but only pasture to the left in this photo. We will plant native trees along the existing forest by the river to the forest at the other end of the corridor area. (view small | med | large | orig)

Next section of corridor area

Next section of corridor area
To the right in this photo is where we left off in the last photo. Here you can see the public road running along the properties lower border. The corridor will reach almost to where this photo was taken and down to the road. (view small | med | large | orig)

Next section of corridor area

Next section of corridor area
This is the next section of the corridor area from the last photo. The road is still in the picture and the corridor will reach toward the camera along the roadway. (view small | med | large | orig)

Rio Caliente

Rio Caliente
This photo show the furthest border of the corridor, although it will continue to run along the river. Here the red marking show where the Rio Caliente runs. This corridor will connect these two rivers, the Rio Caliente and Rio Calientillo along the public roadway. (view small | med | large | orig)

Leaf Cutter Ants

Leaf Cutter Ants
They are called Leaf Cutter Ants and you can see why. The ironic thing about their behavior is that they seldom kill a native tree species but can defoliate an introduced species, over and over until the individual is dead. (view small | med | large | orig)

The Planting Crew

The Planting Crew
Here we all are at one of our latest tree plantings. It's amazing how good we all feel even though we are very tired, dirty, wet and hungry. Thanks to all of our dedicated helpers in the field. (view small | med | large | orig)

Capuchin Monkey waiting for the corridor

Capuchin Monkey waiting for the corridor
Photo from Progress Report 'Finca Salvaje' (view small | med | large | orig)

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Organization

La Reserva Forest Foundation

Tilaran, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
http://www.lrff.org

Project Leader

Roberta Ward Smiley

Project Leader
Tilaran, Guanacaste Costa Rica

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