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WERC's research spans from the California coast and mountains to San Francisco Bay and the central Valley, from the Sierra Nevada Mountains to the plains and ranges of the Great Basin, and from urbanized southern California to the deserts of the southwest and Mexico. Click on the links and pictures below learn more about WERC science, projects, and products.
WERC science supports national and regional natural resource management priorities.
Field stations, strategically located in or near California and Nevada bioregions, form the core of the WERC science program.
USGS Western Ecological Research Center newsletters ran from 2012 to early 2016. Explore the archives for exciting information on projects, events, and news interviews involving our scientists.
USGS Western Ecological Research Center compiles one-page handouts on WERC scientists' projects involving high-profile topics like renewable energy, drought, climate change, and more. These handouts are perfect for conferences and meetings with partners and resource managers.
Our center has prepared wildlife coloring sheets for the classroom and field trips. Click the image or title of each sheet to download a PDF.