BIRD Ecoplantations

Brinkman y Asociados Reforestadores de Centro America S.A. (BARCA) is pleased to offer the BIRD farms for sale in Costa Rica. This is a showcase project cited by the FAO-MINAE, 2016 as an example of sustainable forest restoration projects and is a combination of native forest protection, native species plantations, and high-quality teak, creating a unique eco-plantation that creates habitat at the same time as financial returns. A unique set of adjacent farms comprised of 339 ha of pristine land of which 178 ha were planted with about 90 ha in teak and around 88 ha in native hardwood species.

As of 2023, we have a standing inventory of planted native species whose age classes range between 23 and 28 years which an investor can generate a return from a timber harvest beginning immediately. Between 2015 and 2023, all of the 90 ha of teak were harvested and 28 ha of teak were replanted with the latest generation of high-performance clonal teak stock. This new teak planted in 2015 is growing above average and being managed very professionally and under FSC® (NC-FM/COC- 00152) certification standards.

The 88 ha of native species hardwood stands, currently between 23 and 28 years old, will provide midterm cash flow until the other younger stocks are ready. In addition, there is the opportunity to integrate cacao plantations into both the teak and native forest stands, configuring the stands to create optimal shade cover for the cacao. Cacao could provide a revenue stream beginning in 3 to 4 years of being planted.

The farms contain 149 ha of natural forest that have been protected by BARCA and provide an environmental anchor with the possibility of attaining future compensation under the Payment for Ecosystem Services – “Pago de Servicios Ambientales” – of the FONAFIFO-MINAE program. These natural forests represent important corridors for the flora and fauna of the region.

The BIRD farms are FSC® certified with certification Code: NC-FM/COC-000152. 



For further information on the BIRD farms sale opportunity please contact:

Elizabeth Barcus, General Manager BARCA, at [email protected]


Related Research Documentation


  • Understory Vegetation Characteristics along Teak (Tectona grandis) Plantation/ Natural Forest Ecotones in Costa Rica. by Jeff Luoma for TRI News - Download (PDF)

Graduation Projects:

  • Comparación de Características Dasométricas entre Especies Nativas en Parcelas Permanentes en Parrita, en el Pacífico Central de Costa Rica by Sede Atenas - Download (PDF)
  • Determinación de Ecuaciones de Volumen y Coeficiente Mórfico para la Especie Dalbergia retusa, en la Zona de Parrita, Puntarenas. Costa Rica by Jose Corrales Solís - Download (PDF)
  • Contribuciones al Programa de Mejoramiento Genético de BARCA S.A en Costa Rica by Jonathan Aníbal Vallejos Salazar - Download (PDF)
  • Estudios Basicos Del Defoliador Rhabdopterus Sp.En Plantaciones De Teca (Tectona Grandis L.F.)De Flor Y Fauna by Randall Muñoz Vega - Download (PDF)
  • Efecto del Espaciamiento y Descope en el Crecimiento y Calidad de Plantaciones de Tectona Grandis en la Zona Sur de Costa Rica by Luis Manolo Alvarado Blanco - Download (PDF)
  • Ecología yel Paisaje y Valores ye Conservaciónpara Tres Fincas Propiedad de BARCA S.A, Costarica, En Los Años 2000-2005 Y 2012 by Mariana Vargas Coto - Download (PDF)