Welcome Message from the Center Director

Welcome to the USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, the nation’s first laboratory dedicated to wildlife research.  Since 1936, Patuxent scientists have taken great pride in addressing the most important problems in natural resource conservation and wildlife management.

Dr. John French

Welcome to the USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, the nation’s first laboratory dedicated to wildlife research.  Since 1936, Patuxent scientists have taken great pride in addressing the most important problems in natural resource conservation and wildlife management.Today, we assist the nation’s land management agencies through ecological and biological research, by providing scientific data though continental monitoring of wildlife populations, and through development of technical methods for use in the conservation and management community.  Patuxent staff are leaders in avian biology, wildlife toxicology, population biology, endangered species conservation, habitat evaluation, monitoring wildlife populations, vertebrate taxonomy and in the methods of Structured Decision Making for natural resource issues.

I invite you to explore our science further to learn about specific Patuxent projects and products.  Feel free to contact us for further information, or to discuss a project to which we might contribute.

I welcome the chance to talk with you more about the work we do and to hear how we might assist you.

John French

Center Director