Western Ecological Research Center - Headquarters

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WERC is headquartered on the campus of California State University Sacramento and is aptly known as the ‘center without walls.’ The Center's headquarters houses management and administrative staff that support the dispersed science structure of WERC scientists which are located at or near ecosystems aligned with their expertise and often co-located with or near DOI partners at field stations in California and Nevada bioregions. 

Rather than a centralized infrastructure common to many USGS research organizations, WERC scientists are located at or near ecosystems aligned with their expertise often co-located with or near DOI partners. The Center's headquarters houses management and administrative staff that support this dispersed science structure. Designed for on-the-ground, high quality scientific response to priority resource issues, field stations, located in California and Nevada bioregions, form the core of WERC's science program. Click on Our Mission and Vision and History of WERC for more information. 

WERC Management Structure

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A group photo of the lead scientists and staff of the USGS Western Ecological Research Center (WERC) in Santa Cruz, CA.

USGS WERC scientists and staff (Public domain.)