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Grant Promotes Interdisciplinary Conservation Efforts

Polycentrics (May 23, 2011): The College of Environmental Design has received a $100,000 grant to address social and environmental sustainability issues through the newly created California Center for Land and Water Stewardship (CCLAWS). The CLASS Fund grant provides critical startup funds for the interdisciplinary center, which aims to bring together faculty and students from throughout campus, as well as a wide range of stakeholders in land and water conservation.

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Summary: The California Center for Land and Water Stewardship

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The California Center for Land and Water Stewardship (CCLAWS) is a collaborative effort housed within the College of Environmental Design intended to serve as an interdisciplinary nexus at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, working in partnership with public and private agencies and organizations on the conservation, stewardship and restoration of land and water resources.

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The mission of the new California Center for Land and Water Stewardship (CCLAWS) is to:

  • Facilitate the conservation, stewardship, and restoration of land and water resources through applied faculty research projects and supervised community service-learning work experience for University students;
  • Serve as a community educational clearinghouse to support the work of other public agencies and private nonprofit organizations through coordination, outreach, policy advisement, partnership development, and advocacy; and the development of databases and workshops for the public;

  • Propose, support, administer, and facilitate specific research and implementation projects and studies related to land and water conservation, stewardship, and restoration for faculty in all disciplines at Cal Poly Pomona; and

  • Increase Cal Poly Pomona‚Äôs worldwide position as a leader in social and environmental sustainability and stewardship.

 

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