Island Reach is a volunteer project with the mission to help build biocultural resilience from ridge to reef in Vanuatu, Melanesia, an area recognized as an ecological and cultural hotspot. Island Reach provides a no-cost, mobile work platform aboard research vessel Llyr along with skilled support services available upon request to locally embedded projects that seek to protect and revitalize communities while bolstering local capacity for environmental stewardship. With over 80 inhabited islands and many remote villages in the Vanuatu archipelago, Island Reach can help fill critical infrastructure gaps that impede the success of community, group, and organizational efforts and alliances throughout the region. Island Reach is available to serve community projects and non-profit endeavors by acting as a force multiplier for their embedded efforts and enabling regional replication of successful ridge to reef works.

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Director: 
Brooks McCutchen and Janis Steele
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