10,000 Years Institute develops educational, management, and regulatoryapproaches to promote sustainable land use practices in forests,rivers, wetlands, and estuaries. Using science and local knowledge, theInstitute works within communities to shape regulatory priorities andadvocate for sustainable land management practices that protectecosystem services and provide net environmental benefits. 10,000 YearsInstitute evaluates the ecological effects of human activities onnatural environments, and promotes the maintenance and restoration ofecological integrity through the integration of reliable scientificinformation, sound resource management strategies, and education.By bridging the gap between academic science and applied natural resource management, 10,000 Years Institute seeks to benefit human understanding and stewardship of critical natural processes.