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 2014

    1. FOREST & NATURAL RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT, MANAGEMENT & PROTECTION

      1. Provincial Nursery Operations & Maintenance to include the Mega Nursery
        • Procurement & Propagation of Assorted Forest
        • Tree Seeds & Seedlings & Grafted Fruit Tree Seedlings & Indigenous Tree Species
        • Procurement & Propagation of Bamboo Seedlings
        • Purchase of Polyethylene Plastic Bags
        • Nursery Maintenance (Labor/Contract Services)
      2. Completion of Provincial Nursery Perimeter Fence
      3. Isabela Greening Project (IGP)
        • Agro-Reforestation and Rainforestation Plantation Establishment & Maintenance
        • Riverbank Stabilization (for flood/erosion control measures)
        • Bamboo Plantation Establishment
      4. Sustainable Upland Development
        • Community-Based Forest Management (CBFM)/Integrated Social Forestry Program (ISFP) thru Agro-forestry/Farm Forest Development cum Permaculture Designing (with the establishment of demo-farms)
        • Inventory of Forest Occupants
      5. Watershed Rehabilitation Project (Establishment)
      6. Extension Services & Advocacy Programs
        • Community Organizing Works & IEC Activities
        • Aral Kalikasan sa mga Barangays
        • Upland Farmers' Training & Development
        • Certificate of Stewardship Contract (CSC) Assessment & Evaluation
        • Provision of Technical Assistance
      7. Forest Protection & Law Enforcement
        • Regular Monitoring, Foot Patrol & Surveillance, Detection of Illegal Logging/Poaching Activities & Apprehension of Violators to include coastal
        • Provision of Fire Fighting Equipment
        • Skills Development Training for ISEP TF
      8. Coastal Resources Management Program
        • Mangrove Nursery Establishment & Maintenance
        • Mangrove Plantation Establishment & Rehab
        • Mangrove Plantation Care, Protection & Maint.
    2. MINERAL RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT

      1. Conduct of Provincial Mining Regulatory Board (PMRB) Meeting
      2. Registration & Licensing
        • Receiving & Processing of Commercial Sand & Gravel Permit Applications
        • Receiving & Processing of Small-Scale Mining Applications
        • Evaluation of Production Reports
        • Issuance of Certificate of Accreditation
      3. Monitoring & Evaluation
        • Monitoring of CSAG Pits
        • Multi-partite Monitoring of Mining Operation
        • Filed Inspection/Verification of CSAG & SMMP
        • Investigation of Quarry/Mining Related complaints
        • Settlement of Disputes
    3. ENVIRONMENTAL LAW ENFORCEMENT & MANAGEMENT

      1. Search for RA 9003 Compliant Barangay
      2. Preparation/Consolidation of 10-year Provincial Ecological Solid Waste Management Plans
      3. Organic Fertilizer Production & Vermi-Composting
      4. Center for Organic-Based Livelihood Production Materials
      5. Purchase/Fabrication/Distribution of Segregation Trash Bins to Identified Recipients
      6. Replication of Model ESWM Production Area
      7. Conduct of Roadside Smoke Belching Testing & Sampling (RA 8749)
      8. Procurement of Smoke Meter Machine
      9. Urban Ecosystems Management
        • Urban Greening/Pollution Control Measures
        • River/Creek Clean-up
      10. Creation of Mine Rehabilitation Fund Committee
      11. Creation of Multi-partite Monitoring Team (MMT)
      12. Rehabilitation of Mineral Extracted/Mined-Out Sites PD 1856/EXECUTIVE ORDER No. 05 S. 2001

     

    EXECUTIVE ORDER

    Executive Order No. 03 Series of 2014

     

    APPREHEND FOREST PRODUCTS 

    CY 2013

     

    ACCOMPLISHMENT REPORTS

    2016

    Farmers' Congress Aurora (January 19, 2016)

    Farmers' Congress Gamu (January 22, 2016)

    Farmers' Congress San Manuel (February 2, 2016)

    Farmers' Congress San Mariano (February 4, 2016)

    Farmers' Congress Benito Soliven (February 20, 2016)

    Farmers' Congress Tumauini (March 11, 2016) 

    2015

    Farmers' Congress Jones

    Farmers' Congress Luna

    Farmers' Congress Roxas

    Farmers' Congress San Guillermo

    Farmers' Congress San Mateo

    July 2015

    San Agustin Farmers' Congress 2015

    Todas Dengue Report 2015

    2014

    Santo Tomas Farmers' Congress November 7, 2014

    Ilagan City Farmers' Congress October 24, 2014

    ENRO Accomplishment Report September 23, 2014

    Cabatuan Farmers' Congress July 18, 2014

    ENRO Accomplishment Report June 9 - July 11, 2014

    Quezon Farmers' Congress June 20, 2014

    Mallig Farmers' Congress June 17, 2014

    Benito Soliven Farmers' Congress May 16, 2014

    ENRO Accomplishment Report May 19 - June 6

    ENRO Accomplishment Report April 28 - May 16, 2014

    San Mateo Farmers' Congress May 13, 2014

    Alicia Farmers' Congress April 30, 2014

    Burgos Farmers' Congress April 10, 2014

    ENRO Accomplishment Report April 1 - 25, 2014

    Luna Farmers' Congress April 22, 2014

    ENRO Accomplishment Report March 10 - 28, 2014

    San Guillermo Farmers' Congress March 21, 2014

    Naguilian Farmers' Congress March 18, 2014

    Farmers' Congress Brief Report of ENRO March 11, 2014

    ENRO Accomplishment Report February 24 - March 7, 2014

    ENRO Accomplishment Report January 2 - February 21, 2014

    Cantors Giant Softshell Turtle Turned-Over to ISEP-TF