Cooperative Research Units
Education, Research And Technical Assistance For Managing Our Natural Resources
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About the Colorado Unit

Colorado Rocky Mountains

Cooperative Research Units have three facets to their mission: (1) Education, (2) Research, and (3) Technical Assistance.

The Colorado Unit, situated at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO, works closely with state, federal and university cooperators to execute that mission. Our unit staff have current research projects on the study of whirling disease in trout; the effects of smallmouth bass as an introduced species in the upper Colorado River basin; mountain lion space use and movement on the Rocky Mountain Front Range; modeling estimation and adaptive population management of sandhill cranes, manatees, and sea turtles; with research reaching wind farm areas & the NPRA in Alaska.

See the RESEARCH link on the side bar for more details.


The Colorado Cooperative Research Unit offices are located in 201 Wagar Bldg at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado.

Meet Our Staff
Meet Our Cooperators
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Current Staff

Federal Staff: 3

Masters Students: 5

Phd Students: 4

Post Docs: 1

University Staff: 2

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 17

Scientific Publications: 81

Presentations: 85


Contact Us

Colorado Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Fort Collins, CO 80523-1484 Phone: (970) 491 - 5396 Fax: (970) 491 - 1413 Our University Web Site

Unit Leader

Dana Winkelman
Dana Winkelman-Unit Leader

I received my BS degree in biology in 1984 and my MS degree in Biology in 1987 at the University of Nevada, Reno. I received my PhD in zoology from the University of Georgia in 1994. I joined the Cooperative Research Unit program in 1998 as Assistant Unit Leader at the Oklahoma Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit. In 2003 I became the Unit Leader at the Colorado Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit.

Colorado Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. Colorado Parks and Wildlife
  2. Colorado State University
  3. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  4. U.S. Geological Survey
  5. Wildlife Management Institute