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Lajas Valley Agricultural Reserve farm inventory of the Guánica Lagoon, El Anegado and adjacent areas Guánica, Puerto Rico


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Title:
Lajas Valley Agricultural Reserve farm inventory of the Guánica Lagoon, El Anegado and adjacent areas Guánica, Puerto Rico
Alternate Title:
Farm inventory LVAR
Author(s):
Ríos, Roberto Viqueira
Comas, Louis Meyer
Sturm, Paul
Ferguson, Rob
United States, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration,
Coral Reef Conservation Program (U.S.)
Corporate Name:
United States, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration,
Coral Reef Conservation Program (U.S.)
Dates of Publication:
2012
Abstract:
This study summarizes 14,932 acres of the Lajas Valley Agricultural Reserve including, all the parcels within the 5 meter contour plus areas of adjacent contiguous agricultural land (Figure 5) for a total of 179 parcels. It began in the spring of 2011 with the preparation of a survey instrument and database and was completed in the fall of 2011; when all the farm interviews were completed. Since that time, we have analyzed the data, and received assistance from our GIS specialist Idelfonso Ruiz Valent°in, and finalized our agricultural inventory database. This report represents a summary of the collected information and was under taken to better understand the existing impacts of salinity and hydrology on the agricultural lands in the Valley and to inventory the existing uses and economic activity. This effort will enable us to more precisely project the specific impacts that may occur with the restoration of a permanently inundated Gua°anica Lagoon in a portion of the historic footprint. This information is actively being combined with results of the hydrology study and the salinity study to produce an integrated report"--Summary.
Keywords:
Agricultural conservation
Agricultural ecology
Land use, Rural
Management
Soils, Salts in
Watershed restoration
Place Keywords:
Puerto Rico
Local Corporate Name:
CoRIS (Coral Reef Information System)
Type of Resource:
Professional Paper
Note:
This study summarizes 14,932 acres of the Lajas Valley Agricultural Reserve including, all the parcels within the 5 meter contour plus areas of adjacent contiguous agricultural land (Figure 5) for a total of 179 parcels. It began in the spring of 2011 with the preparation of a survey instrument and database and was completed in the fall of 2011; when all the farm interviews were completed. Since that time, we have analyzed the data, and received assistance from our GIS specialist Idelfonso Ruiz Valent°in, and finalized our agricultural inventory database. This report represents a summary of the collected information and was under taken to better understand the existing impacts of salinity and hydrology on the agricultural lands in the Valley and to inventory the existing uses and economic activity. This effort will enable us to more precisely project the specific impacts that may occur with the restoration of a permanently inundated Gua°anica Lagoon in a portion of the historic footprint. This information is actively being combined with results of the hydrology study and the salinity study to produce an integrated report"--Summary.
2012
CoRIS (Coral Reef Information System)
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