*Institute for Applied Ecology
Phone: (541) 753-3099 | Fax: (541) 753-3098
http://appliedeco.org/ | email@example.com
Our natural landscape faces challenges that require innovative, community-based solutions. Habitat loss, invasive species, climate change, and other factors put much of our biological heritage at risk. Established in 1999, the Institute for Applied Ecology (IAE) fills a unique niche among non-profit environmental organizations because of its combined focus on restoration, research and outreach. Located in Corvallis, Oregon, we work with a diverse group of partners including other nonprofits to accomplish our mission: to conserve native species and habitats through restoration, research and education.
Thanks to a dedicated staff and board, IAE has become a leading organization in this region developing and implementing cutting-edge techniques for habitat restoration, conducting large scale habitat restorations and reintroductions of threatened and endangered plant species, and initiating educational opportunities and distributing materials for school-aged children in the fields of ecology and habitat conservation. Our integrated programs focus on our mission:
Habitat Restoration: Conducts on-the-ground restoration, with a current focus on threatened wetland and upland prairies, oak savannas, coastal grasslands and estuaries. Habitat restoration is underway at over a dozen large-scale sites to benefit native plant communities, adjacent aquatic environments, at-risk birds, and recover endangered plant, butterfly and native pollinator populations.
Conservation Research: Works throughout the Pacific Northwest to enhance the restoration and conservation of native habitats and species. This program conducts rigorous research and communicates results to land managers and the public. Projects range from short-term experiments to decade-long studies, and include high school and college age interns as well as community volunteers.
Ecological Education: Reaches K-12 students, teachers, and community members to engage in place-based stewardship education through school programs, teacher workshops, and volunteer opportunities. These projects are experiential, hands-on, and inspire inquiry and action.
Native Seed Network: Promotes the use of native seed in habitat restoration and supports developing a market for seed producers locally and nationwide. The Native Seed Network operates primarily through its website (www.nativeseednetwork.org), which hosts a vendor database, ecoregional species lists, and profiles of plant materials.
Sustainability in Prisons Project: IAE is a leading partner of the Sustainability in Prisons Project (SPP), working to bring science and nature education opportunities into prisons. We work closely with Department of Corrections, Bureau of Land Management, and other partners to provide unique and meaningful activities to incarcerated men and women with the goal of helping our natural environment.
Estuary Technical Group: Provides scientific decision support and on-the-ground resource management for estuarine restoration and conservation, with a focus on estuarine wetlands. The goal of the Estuary Technical Group is to restore estuarine habitats, improve estuarine restoration results, and advance the understanding of estuarine ecosystems through cost-effective application of the best available science.