San Juan ULTRA Map Book

San Juan ULTRA Map Book

Stakeholder Identified Areas of Conservation Value in the Río Piedras Watershed: San Juan, Puerto Rico

This map book is a compilation of citizenidentified conservation areas in the City of San Juan, Puerto Rico. Stakeholder preferences were solicited via both participatory workshops and individual interviews. For each of the approaches, participants were identified through the San Juan Urban Long Term Research Area (ULTRA) Contact Database. This database was developed using a snowball sampling procedure (Bernard 2006) in which key informants and documents were consulted to identify local stakeholder organizations. Stakeholders were defined here as public and private organizations that work on, are concerned with, or are affected by urban environmental and green area issues in San Juan. They include organizations from multiple sectors such as government, academia, civic society (e.g. environmental and community groups), media, and private interests (e.g., developers). Sixty three organizations that had previously participated in San Juan ULTRA activities and/or had indicated interest to participate were selected, given that the mapping exercise required introductory knowledge about ULTRA and its objectives. Each organization’s leader or key contact was invited through email to participate in the participatory workshops or to identify a person in the organization to participate in their behalf.