Blue & John Crow Mountains


BJCMNP Management History at a Glance

1885 Hooper's Report upon Forests of Jamaica
1889 Government begins to reclaim lands for Blue Mountains Forest Reserve
1927 Afforestation Law protects major portions of the Blue Mountains as Forest Reserve
1937 Passage of Forest Act
1942 Formation of Forest Department
1950 Declaration: Blue Mountain Forest Reserve
1979 Establishment of FIDCO
1989 Launch of PARC project
1990 Launch of BJCMNP project
1991 Promulgation of the NRCA Act
1993 BJCMNP gazetted
1997 End of PARC Project (Phase II)
1996 Promulgation of Forest Act
1996 First Delegation Agreement (NRCA/JCDT)
1999 FIDCO ends operations
2000 Co-Management Agreement
2002 Second Delegation Agreement
2004/5 Preparation: 2005-2010 Management Plan
2009/11 Preparation: 2011 – 2016 Management

BJCMNP | The Blue Mountains Experience

The JCDT appreciates the involvement and support of our Partners, Donors and Sponsors

  • National Environment & Planning Agency
  • Forestry Department
  • Jamaica National Heritage Trust
  • Environmental Foundation of Jamaica
  • Forest Conservation Fund
  • Pear Tree Press
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