Purpose and Objectives

Objectives of Coop Units

  • Conduct research into the ecology of renewable natural resources, and to investigate the production, utilization, management, protection, and restoration of such resources. This research will be relevant to the needs of the State, the geographical region, and the Nation.
  • Provide technical and professional education on the graduate and professional levels, in the fields of renewable natural resource sciences.
  • Make available to resource managers, land owners, other researchers, and other interested public, such facts, methods, literature, and new findings discovered through research.
  • To disseminate research findings through the publication of reports, bulletins, circulars, films, and journal and magazine articles.

Purpose of Unit Cooperators

The Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Program is a collaborative relationship among states, universities, the federal government and a private, professional conservation organization. It was begun in 1936. The Coop Units conduct research on renewable natural resource questions, provide education for graduate students destined to join the natural resource profession, extend technical assistance and consultation to parties who have interests in natural resource issues, and provide various forms of continuing education for natural resource professionals. The Units are widely regarded as essential cogs in North American's fish and wildlife resource management and conservation.

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