Rio mico overhead picture.

Reforesting riparian and adjacent areas through high-impact carbon removal that fosters environmental and social benefits.

Rio Mico Watershed in Nicaragua

✓ 3,000 - 5,000 ha Reforestation Program

✓ Over 1,350,000 TCO2 Removal Potential

Rio Mico - Restoring a vital watershed for the region

The Mico River, approximately 189 km long, is the most important and largest river in Chontales Department.

Yet today, loss of forest cover has affected groundwater recovery, resulting in contamination stemming from surrounding farming & mining operations causing further damage to the ecosystem.


Riparian areas along the river are protected by law, but as a result of rampant deforestation, they must first be restored.

Rio Mico Location in Nicaragua
Burnt area resulting from Cattle Rangin activities.

The Rio Mico Watershed - Reforestation Potential

The Mico River represents a fantastic opportunity to restore a critical watershed in the region, and with a reforestation potential equivalent to:

Conservation area by Law: 200 meters on each side of the river.

Area to be restored: 9,125 ha

Reforestation and ecosystem restoration: 500 meters on each side of the river.

Area to be restored: 10,743 ha. 

Plantations and Regenerative Agro-systems: 1000 meters on each side of the river.

Area to be restored: 16,633 ha

Restoration Potential up to 36,500 hectares 

Key Characteristics

Rio Mico - Nature-Based Conservation

Rio Mico Riparian areas.
✔️ Riparian Areas

Riparian areas along the Mico River have been subject to rampant deforestation despite being protected under the law, and restoring them is a top priority for our reforestation project.

Nicaforest workers riding horses through our forests.
✔️ Conservation Forestry

Conserving forests is vital for the health of surrounding ecosystems and communities, which is why restoring and protecting forest cover is a critical objective of the Mico River project.

Protected Areas managed by the Nicaforest project.
✔️ Native Species

Preserving and restoring local ecosystems is key for the sustainable development of the region, which is why we seek to reforest the area using species originally native to the region.