Other Environmental Initiatives

Improvement in Watersheds

The CNFL has been developing activities aimed at environmental management since 1993. The processes have evolved and the company has expanded its environmental work at different levels and it is where working with external clients is key, to manage comprehensive management models of natural resources .

Currently working on two participation schemes, the first referred to a timely work on farms located in strategic points in rural areas, through the PAS Farms (Sustainable Environmental Practices) and the second under a more comprehensive scheme, which generates alliances between different actors social landscape, through interurban biological corridors.

PAS farms

Sustainable Environmental Practices (PAS) are implemented as a tool to direct their policies in favor of the improvement of water and soil resources, trying to strengthen social, economic, biotic and geophysical aspects through extension processes, aimed at productive units with the potential to develop sustainable forestry and agricultural projects, in the CNFL basins of interest (Rio Balsa, Rio Aranjuez, Rio Virilla), in common agreement with the owners of the farms.

Activities in Development

  • Inter-institutional work in conjunction with the Agricultural Extension Agency of the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAG), SENASA and Cantonal Agricultural Centers.
  • Advice for the establishment of Agroforestry Systems (SAF) and the design of biodigesters and bio-gardeners.

Organic fertigation systems using bioles from the biodigesters installed by the CNFL, on the estate of Mr. José Miguel Quirós Leitón

Organic fetirrigation systems using bioles from biodigesters installed by the CNFL, on the farm of Mr. José Miguel Quirós Leitón.

Biological corridors

Since the 2008 year, the CNFL has participated in the creation of a network of interurban biological corridors, where a space for the generation of ecosystem services is provided, favoring the quantity and quality of the water that reaches the reservoirs of the Hydroelectric Plants.

The CNFL has focused this component on a sector of the Greater Metropolitan Area, which corresponds to its served area, considering the following interurban biological corridors: 

  • Torres River
  • María Aguilar River
  • Tiribí River 
  • Para Tibás
  • Garcimuñoz 
  • Macho River 

The work in the interurban biological corridors generates positive effects on the environment and in turn allows the creation of strategic alliances with different public and private institutions, actively incorporating society in the processes of management and management of natural resources in the urban landscape .

Map of the distribution of the main interurban biological corridors established in the Greater Metropolitan Area.

Distribution of the main interurban biological corridors established in the Greater Metropolitan Area.

Contact Information

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    5 Avenue, 1 and 0 Street, Central Offices, San José, Costa Rica

  • Telephone:

    (506) 2295-5000 / Monday to Friday from 7 am to 6 pm

  • Ext:

    10026-1000 San José, Costa Rica

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