Spotlight: About the Center
Mission, Values and Programs
The Joseph W. Jones Ecological Research Center at Ichauway seeks to understand, to demonstrate, and to promote excellence in natural resource management and conservation on the landscape of the southeastern coastal plain of the United States.
Spotlight: Conservation Programs
The Conservation program focuses on stewardship of the Ichauway landbase, serves as a technical information resource for the Center, and is an example of wise resource management in the region. The Conservation staff includes land managers, biologists, forestry, wildlife, and agricultural specialists, foremen, workmen and technicians. In addition, a conservation management internship program was recently implemented, in conjunction with the education program, to provide an apprenticeship opportunity for individuals early in their careers to gain practical, hands-on land management experience.
Spotlight: Research Programs
Research is focused on two broad programmatic themes, the ecology and management of longleaf pine woodlands and their wildlife, and wetlands and aquatic resources. Jones Center scientists conduct basic research to gain new fundamental knowledge about water and land resources of the region, as well as applied research focusing on current problems related to environmental quality and natural resource management.
Spotlight: Education Programs
Information generated through the Jones Center's scientific research program is shared with a diverse constituency, including practicing natural resource professionals, visiting college classes, natural resource and environmental policy-makers, private landowners, regional educators, and other conservation-oriented public- and private-sector interest groups.