Getting Connected at Finca Salvaje, Costa Rica

by La Reserva Forest Foundation Project of the Month Site Visit Verified


A 12 hectare (30 acre) native, tree corridor connecting two river forests full of birds, animals and native plant life that will allow increased flow of all life forms.

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Finca Salvaje, is 1 mile from the famous Los Cusingos, near the city of San Isidro del General, where naturalist Alexander Skutch observed and wrote about the birds of Costa Rica. Forests have been fragmented for agriculture and all of those bird species that Dr. Skutch wrote about are disappearing due to loss of habitat. The corridor, through old pasture, will restore the native forest connecting the Rio Caliente and the Rio Calientillo. Let’s bring em back, they are waiting in the shadows!


Install fencing to protect the corridor from cattle, plant 12,000 native trees, 2 years of tree maintenance, pay the landowner yearly payments for environmental services and perform quarterly inspections for the first 5 years.

Long-Term Impact

Connecting the two riverside forests will increase wildlife mobility assisting biodiversity, raise ecological awareness in the community, absorb approx. 600 tons of CO2 from our atmosphere yearly & add 12 hectares of native, tropical forest habitat.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Excel file (projdoc.xls).


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Organization Information

La Reserva Forest Foundation

Location: Tilaran, Guanacaste - Costa Rica
Website: http:/​/​
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @LaReservaCR
La Reserva Forest Foundation
Matthew Lee
Project Leader:
Matthew Lee
Project Leader
Tilaran, Guanacaste Costa Rica

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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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