The traditional management units (TMU) went through a participative analysis in the Protected Natural Area, Corredor Biológico Chichinautzin, Morelos, incorporating the forms of appropriation in ethnobotanical variables on conservation in order to generate a value index of cultural importance (VICI) and thus elaborate proposals for citizens. Two organizational forms were found: the traditional organization which encourages independence before external sociopolitical interests, and the community organization which corresponds to the legal bureaucratic authority that regulates foreign trade. The analyzed TMUs were: agriculture, livestock, forests, lowland deciduous forests (LDF) and traditional fruit orchards (TFO). According to the VICI, Pinus montezumae prevail in the forests with 120 %, Erythrina americana Zompantle prevail in the LDF with 105 %, and Prunus persica peach tree prevail in the TFO with 67 %. According to informant, 75, 63 and 55 % of the species present a high availability in the forests, LDF, and TFO, respectively. The diagnosis helped connect the ethnobotanical variables of the conservation state and the appropriation limitations with participatory proposals, such as: the establishment of plots of land to validate the cornfields, the implementation of drylots for livestock, and the promotion of training programs to recuperate the transmission and provision of feedback of local knowledge of the TMU.