The owner and imaginer of the Reforestation and Research Project is Sara Clark, a retired lady who loves Nature. In 2002 she bought 723 acres of cleared and eroded pastureland and so far has planted 18,500 trees. There is room for a lot more. She wants the land to be available for scientific research and as a tranquil place for retreats and study in general. She has expanded the original cabin to create a huge biological center in order to focus on the incredible biodiversity of this tiny Central American country. Being on the Continental Divide makes it easy to do comparisons of Pacific and Atlantic habitats and the Reforestation Project makes long term studies of Restoration Ecology a natural fit.
"Be the change that you want to see in the world" (Gandhi) makes a lot of sense. If you don’t like the way something in the world is, do what you can do to make it better. Caring for the precious biodiversity and helping to create more habitat for it to live in is something Sara wanted to see. She wanted to make the barren pastures a future home for some of the beautiful biodiversity that lived there before it was cleared for cattle pasture.
This place would be great for someone who is looking for a place to be creative in a tranquil environment, artist, writer, student etc.
I am particularly interested in hosting students who are doing research in biodiversity and restauration ecology. Consideration will be given to trading baseline ecological inventory for room and study site space. Volunteers in tree planting, organic gardening, general gardening, farm maintanence, upkeep are possible too.