Linton Park Mountain was certainly associated with the nearby Linton Park Estate (see map) and would have been exploited for lumber, fuel and as provision grounds during the slavery period.
It was cleared and water was piped up during the 1970's and approximately half of the area is privately owned by small farmers. The rest (approximately 130 acres) is part of the Cockpit Country Forest Reserve.
We are currently proposing to Forestry Department that we use this site as a pilot study for a community-oriented reforestation project under the auspices of our BirdLife International -UNEP/GEF project "Sustainable Conservation of Globally Important Caribbean Bird Habitats".
We are also applying for funding for this project to the FAO National
Forest Programme Facility, which was launched on June 1, 2004.