Hispanic Forest Landowner Outreach Program
The Hispanic Forest Landowner Outreach Program’s objective is to foster inclusivity and equity in forestry conservation by implementing a modern, bilingual outreach strategy that proactively engages and empowers Hispanic forest landowners across the United States and its territories.
Roadmap for Success
Reaching our goals requires working first to understand the challenges and aspirations of Hispanic Forest Landowners. Then take what we learn to create an educational network of experts, technical service providers, and bilingual materials that engages and promotes Hispanic Forest Landowners while also working to strengthen the United States Department of Agriculture’s ability to meet the needs of HFLs by placing young Hispanic agricultural professionals in internship opportunities across the country. We hope to create a meaningful and sustainable impact on the Hispanic Forest landowning community nationwide and in Puerto Rico through these three initiatives.
Where We are Active
The 2021 mano-Y-ola Hispanic Forest Landowner Study identified eight states, along with the island of Puerto Rico, as having significant historical and statistical indications of HFLO presence. It is within these areas that we intend to concentrate our virtual and in-person outreach efforts.
Hispanic Forest Landowners Outreach Internship
Discover our Forestry Internship, which provides industry experience and the ability to have a meaningful impact on Puerto Rico’s natural resource conservation and communities. Thrive at mano-Y-ola, shaping your professional path while making a significant difference.
Puerto Rico | Full-Time | Paid | August - September
Positions are currently filled.
Forest Landowner Resources
These resources will soon be available in Spanish, so check in with us!
mano-Y-ola is a minority- and female-owned company with over thirty years of experience in leadership development, education research and evaluation, and community outreach and development. To learn more about mano-Y-ola LLC, go to our main website:
With headquarters in North Carolina, and team members in:
- Puerto Rico
- The Netherlands