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Established in 1935, our mission is our hallmark: meet the actionable science needs of our cooperators, provide technical assistance, and develop the future workforce through graduate education/mentoring. The Coop Units are located on 40 universities in 38 states. They are called Coop Units because each cooperator plays a role in the staffing, funding and directing the units.
Active projects may be of local, regional, national, or international interest. The research programs conducted by units are approved as directed by the coordinating committee overseeing each Unit.
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USGS Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units are located on 40 universities campuses in 38 states.