Since its formation in 1993, 10,000 Years Institute has worked to effectively integrate academic science with applied resource management decision-making. The Institute does not conduct political or environmental advocacy; rather, our scientists provide technical services and perform research, including analysis of laws, policies, and development proposals as they pertain to the long-term sustainability of river, estuarine, and forest ecosystems.
10,000 Years Institute scientists have project experience in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, Vermont, Washington, Canada, Mongolia, and Russia. We seek working partnerships with individuals, agencies, and institutions that require sophisticated technical analyses or innovative research in the context of contemporary natural resource management challenges. Our technical services include:
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- Basic and applied research on watershed ecology.
- Technical support for citizen and conservation groups seeking greater participation in resource management decision-making.
- Design and execution of ecological and toxicological studies.
- Ecological risk assessment to address chemical, physical, and habitat-loss hazards.
- Development and implementation of watershed-scale invasive species survey and control programs.
- Development of monitoring programs and integrated databases to support these programs.
- Design, analysis, and critique of ecological models.
- Aquatic habitat restoration design and implementation.
- Technical review and critique of development and policy proposals that affect freshwater and estuarine environments and their watersheds.
- Team building and management of multi-organizational, multidisciplinary scientific teams.