Cooperative Research Units
Established in 1935 at Iowa State University, our mission is our hallmark: work with university students to develop the conservation workforce, help decision-makers make complex conservation decisions, and to provide technical assistance between natural resource agencies and universities. There are 42 units in 40 states. We host a national program office at the USGS in Reston, Virginia.
Research at a Glance
We have more than 1,000 research projects under way and generate 250-300 scientific publications annually.
Our international research portfolio includes climate, wildlife disease, fire, and human dimensions.
Where's our Science?
USGS Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units are located on 41 universities campuses in 39 states.