Telephone No. 323-0449

MANDATE

The ENRO is responsible for the sustainable development, utilization and management of our natural resources and maintenance of ecological balance within the province.

VISION

ISABELA - a province blessed with bountiful natural resources, clear crystal waters and rich fertile fields - a beautiful and peaceful place for the Isabelinos to live in harmony with nature through sustainable development and management of the environment moving towards self-reliance and sufficiency.

MISSION

The ENRO shall be in the frontline for efficient and effective delivery of basic services relative to environment and natural resources services particularly in the rehabilitation, protection, conservation, maximum utilization and application of appropriate upland farming technologies and other related matters for a better quality of life for the Isabelinos.

 

      1. FUNCTIONS

        The Environment and Natural Resources Office (ENRO) of the Province of Isabela is mandated under the Local Government Code of 1991 to share the responsibility in the conservation, management, development and wise utilization of natural resources and maintenance of ecological balance within its territorial jurisdiction.

      2. OBJECTIVES

        1. To provide the basic services that would benefit & promote the well-being of the Isabeleños especially the upland poor through sustainable development of forest resources, optimal utilization of lands & minerals, social equity & efficiency in the use of forest resources & effective environmental management system.
        2. To adopt measures for disaster risk reduction management and climate change mitigation and adaptation.
      3. PROJECTS/ACTIVITIES

        1. Implementing of community-based projects like Integrated Social Forestry (ISEF) establishment of new reforestation projects, Forest Land Management (FLMA) and Community Forest Projects (CFP) subject to concurrence of financing institution;
        2. Management and control of communal forest with an area not exceeding fifty (50) square kilometers;
        3. Management, protection and rehabilitation of small watershed areas;
        4. Enforcement of forest laws in community of small watershed areas;
        5. Enforcement, protection and maintenance of tree parks identified and delineated by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR);
        6. Enforcement of pollution control and environmental protection laws, rules and regulations;
        7. Enforcement of small-scale mining laws;
        8. Issuance of permit of guano collection and extracted sand and gravel and other quarry resources;
        9. Collection of fees and charges for the extraction of sand and gravel, boulders, including small scale mining such as guano, chromite and other mineral resources;
        10. Provision of Technical Assistance on the protection and development of coastal resources particularly mangrove areas;
        11. Forest restoration within Northern Sierra Madre Natural Park (NSMNP) buffer zones;
        12. Rehabilitation and protection of river banks and flood prone areas; and
        13. Establishment and maintenance of Agro-Forest plantations.

         

        PROGRAMS/PROJECTS/ACTIVITIES FOR CY 2017

        Forest Management & Conservation Division

        • Nursery Operational and Maintenance
        • Forest Protection and Law Enforcement
        • Forest Landscape Restoration thru Isabela Greening Project
        • Inventory of forest Occupants
        • Certificate of Stewardship Contracts Assessment and Evaluation

        Environmental Management Division

        • Provincial Ecology Center/Solid Waste Management
        • Organic Fertilizer Production thru Vermi-Composting Facility
        • Search for RA 9003 Compliant Barangays
        • Updates on the 10-Year Provincial ESWM
        • Status Report on the Proposed Sanitary Landfill (SLF)
        • Ecosystem Management
        • Rehabilitation of Mined-out Sites thru MRF Utilization

        Mineral Resources Management Division

        • Processing and Issuance of Permits
        • Accreditation of Haulers
        • Enforcement of Mining and Quarrying Laws and Ordinances

        Activities Undertaken in Support of the Ilagan - Divilacan Road Rehabilitation and Improvement Project (IDRRIP)

        • Reforestation, Enrichment Planting and Agroforestry Development Activities
        • Environmental Compliance Certificate Monitoring
        • Disposition of the Cut Trees along the IDRRIP
        • Continuous Inventory of Affected Trees to be cut along the IDRRIP
        • Social Development Support Activities to the Local Communities
        • Conduct of Field Visit and Monitoring by the Regional Multi-Sectoral Forest Protection Committee (RMFPC)

        Information, Education, Advocacy Campaigns and Capacity Building of Project Beneficiaries

        • Forest Management and Conservation Division
        1. Aral Kalikasan sa mga Eskwela at Barangay
        2. Other Forestry-Related IEC Activities
        • Environmental Management Division
        1. Implementation of Ordinance No. 01, Series of 2017
        2. 2nd Ecological Solid Waste Management Summit
        3. Other Environmental-Related IEC Activities
        • Mineral and Quarry Related IEC Activities
        1. Capability Building for Small Scale Miners
        2. Consultative Meeting with LGUs and Contractors

Other Intervening Activities

        • Pasa SRIP Watershed Management Restoration Project Inter-Agency Council/Technical Working Group
        • Technical Working Group for the Nomination of Northern Sierra Madre Natural Park as Biosphere Reserve
        • Technical Working Group for the Northern Sierra Madre Natural Park Management Plan
        • Multi-partite Monitoring Team for SN Aboitiz NIA-MARIS Hydro Electric Power Plant Project
        • Attendance during the Bamboo Benchmarking Mission spearheaded by the DTI Provincial Office
        • Donation of Forest Products
        • Monitoring and Provision of Technical Assistance and Seedlings to Recipients
        • Attendance and Participation to other Meetings, Conferences, Conventions, Training and Other Granted Opportunities 
        • Special Projects: PRDP Related Activities

 

 

EXECUTIVE ORDER

Executive Order No. 03 Series of 2014

 

APPREHEND FOREST PRODUCTS 

CY 2013


ACCOMPLISHMENT REPORTS

ANNUAL

 

2018

2017

 

2016

 

2015

 

2014

 

 

Tree Planting at Sitio Lagis at City of Ilagan