mission statement

"To protect and restore marine and terrestrial ecosystems through scientific research and local community, place based partnerships.”

  CWI achieves this goal through a commitment to good will and cultural diversity, which we apply to the following objectives:

  Collaborate with a wide variety of natural resource scientists and managers to implement ecosystem management; 

  Initiate high quality basic and applied research of nearshore marine and terrestrial ecosystems, as well as the functional inter-relationships that define coastal watersheds at the  local, regional, and national scale.

  Promote science based  natural resource education, and facilitate coordination of natural resource stewardship within the  management and educational communities including, but not limited to, citizen groups, Tribes, agencies, colleges and universities, and other non-governmental organizations thru education, public outreach, and publication.