El Verde Field Station

Luq LTER Datasets

Click here for a collection of some of our spatial datasets from the Luquillo Experimental Forest.

You can learn more about the el Yunque National Forest by visiting their web site.

What's the LEF?

The Luquillo Experimental Forest (LEF) has been a center of tropical forestry research for nearly a century. In addition, the LEF is a recreation site for over a half a million people per year, a water supply for approximately 20% of Puerto Rico's population, a regional center for electronic communication, and a refuge of Caribbean biodiversity. It is the goal of the USDA Forest Service and the University of Puerto to promote and maintain the forest's role as a center of active and dynamic scientific inquiry.