The Arena Forest Reserve
Trinidad and Tobago
The Arena Forest Reserve of 3797 acres of tropical evergreen forest.
Until the 1970’s the reserve was largely used for thatching and basket weaving materials, and also for firewood and timber when the Caron Arena Dam (the largest water source in Trinidad and Tobago) was built. Following the construction of the dam, forest management objectives shifted to environmental and conservation concerns with a large focus on forest propagation.