According to the current owner, the native forest resources, if managed correctly, can produce timber for lumber production and woods for fine craftsmanship. The purposes of harvesting timber on La Florida are 1) to demonstrate correct forest management to MINAE and the scientific community; 2) to provide cost effective wood resources for woodworking and construction at La Florida; and 3) to engage the local community for employment and vocational education using naturally renewable resources.
The owner engaged a forestry engineer to provide a management plan for Finca La Florida. This plan proposes extraction of 6,900 cubic meters, or almost 3,000,000 board feet, of 47 species of valuable hardwoods. The wood will be harvested carefully to avoid soil erosion, endangering rare species by over-harvesting, and to protect areas of forest that are more fragile.
Finca La Florida has potential for residential development. The Municipality of Osa has built over twenty kilometers of public road from Sierpe to the little town of Sabalo on Finca Florida's eastern border. Road construction will continue through La Florida to Drake Bay, where there is a local airport. The road is scheduled to be completed within two years.