Casa Pueblo

Casa Pueblo is committed to the protection of the islands’ natural, cultural and human resources. The organization was birthed in 1980 in response to a government-proposed mining operation that was expected to cause an ecological and social catastrophe in 36,000 acres of land in the municipalities of Adjuntas, Utuado, Lares and Jayuya. After 15 years of protests and mobilizations, the government discarded the proposal and the land, instead, became the first forest reserve in Puerto Rico managed by a community institution.