For more than 50 years, The Wetlands Institute has conducted important research, undertaken science-based and informed conservation measures, and used science as a basis for our education programs. All of us at The Wetlands Institute value science and understand the importance of science in informing environmental policy.  As an organization, we will stand up in defense of science and defend the role of science in policy.

As we set off into the next 50 years of this organization, history will show that the political pendulum swings far in both directions.  The Institute does well to stay the course and remain focused on our mission.

  • We are doing meaningful and impactful research.
  • We are informing the public and decision makers of our findings.
  • We are training tomorrow’s scientists and environmental educators.
  • We are educating the public about the importance of the environment for their health and well-being and for the health and well-being of their communities.

The Wetlands Institute is a place where all people will be respected without regard to their religion, race, gender, ethnicity, ability, age, immigration status, country of origin, or sexual orientation. We stand strong with our non-discrimination policy. We stand strong with our diversity and inclusion policies. We stand strong with our international visitors and scholars. We will work together to foster an environment in which every visitor, program participant, student, and scholar are welcome and can flourish.