Kwiáht: connecting islanders with the environment
Russel and student exploring tidepools.
As an islands-based scientific organization run by islanders — professional scientists, students, and volunteers — Kwiáht is uniquely situated to help islanders find a healthy balance between people, plants and wildlife.
Kwiáht inventories and maps our living treasures from seabirds to salamanders, and from butterflies to bats. Our growing knowledge base depends on reports and specimens from islanders, young and old, as well as our own scientific studies. Read more about our Research.
Help us preserve the living legacy of island wildlife and plants for future generations of islanders! Consider a legacy gift to help us endow and sustain the San Juan Islands Marine Health Monitoring Network, the Islands Plant Diversity Bank, Amphibian Watch, Bats & Barns, or internships in biochemistry, toxicology, and genetics for local youth.
*Kwiáht means “a clean place” in the Native American language
of the Central Sound.
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Kwiáht is a 501 (C) (3) nonprofit and a charity registered with the Washington Secretary of State. Donations are tax-deductible.