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.
The Jones Center was founded on a long-standing ethic of conserving land and water resources. Ichauway is maintained as the tangible expression of this natural resource management philosophy. Central to this philosophy is the conviction that management and research inform each other and are partners in their contribution to knowledge. One of the Center’s most important products is people who combine a rigorous understanding of ecological principles with proficiency in natural resource management.