The Center for Urban Ecology (CUE) identifies
and responds to the natural resource needs of the National
Capital Region (NCR), located in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan
area. The CUE staff focuses on urban ecology within the matrix
of the region's nationally significant natural and cultural
resources. Through science, service, and partnerships, CUE
assists managers in understanding, protecting, and restoring
natural resources for future generations.
With the continued development and population
growth throughout the area, natural resources are fragmented
within urban and suburban landscapes, and are often highly
impacted. CUE has the unique ability to advise, manage, and
support projects at both the national and regional level through
a professional interdisciplinary team that provides comprehensive
science and technical support to park resource managers.
The Center for Urban Ecology's mission,
as an interdisciplinary team, is to provide scientific guidance,
technical assistance and education for the preservation, conservation
and enhancement of park resources within urbanizing landscapes.