Who We Are

IAE is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

Mission

The mission of the Institute for Applied Ecology is to conserve native species and habitats through restoration, research and education.

  • We provide a service to public and private agencies and individuals by developing and communicating information on ecosystems, species, and effective management strategies.
  • Restoration of habitats is a primary focus, and we conduct this work through partnerships with a diverse group of agencies, organizations and the private sector.
  • We link our community with habitats through education and outreach.
  • Please contact us if you have any questions or wish to form a partnership.

People

Click for lists of IAE StaffSeasonal Staff & InternsAlumni  and Board of Directors.

Strategic Plan

Click here for our 2013-16 Strategic Plan

History

IAE was founded in 1999 in Corvallis, Oregon.  Since then, it has grown from a full time staff of one with three seasonal botanists to a diverse and active staff with expertise in habitat management, research and experimental design, restoration, education, and planning.  Our internship program, in partnership with the Native Plant Society of Oregon, has expanded to include over five participants a year, with a total alumni in excess of thirty. We have been awarded both the Oregon Recreation and Parks Association Natural Resource Section 2007 Environmental Organization Award to the Institute (for the Applied Ecology RARE partnership) and the 2004 West Eugene Wetlands Award.

Cascadia Prairie Oak Partnership (CPOP)

IAE is a part of CPOP, a community of people and organizations that are involved in prairie-oak conservation and species recovery efforts in western Cascadia.