Cooperative Research Units
Education, Research And Technical Assistance For Managing Our Natural Resources
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History of the Idaho Unit

Biologists conducting a waterfowl survey in 1957

The Cooperative Wildlife Research Unit Program began in 1935, when five Wildlife Units were established at land grant universities. Additional Units have been added since that time. In 1961 the Cooperative Fishery Research Unit Program was initiated. Beginning in 1984, Wildlife and Fishery Units were combined into Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units. At the present time, there are 41 Cooperative Research Units. In 1994 the Cooperative Research Units were moved into the National Biological Service under the Division of Cooperative Research. In 1996 the National Biological Service and Cooperative Research Units were moved into the United States Geological Survey under the Biological Resources Division. The Idaho Cooperative Wildlife Research Unit was established at the University of Idaho on September 20, 1947, and the Idaho Cooperative Fishery Research Unit was established in 1963. The two Units were combined into the Idaho Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit in 1985. The Unit is housed in the Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources in the College of Natural Resources. The Unit is staffed, supported, and coordinated by the U.S. Geological Survey, Idaho Department of Fish and Game, University of Idaho, Wildlife Management Institute and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.


Current Staff

Federal Staff: 3

Masters Students: 12

Phd Students: 4

Post Docs: 0

University Staff: 5

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 28

Scientific Publications: 101

Presentations: 262


Past Unit Leaders

  1. J. Michael Scott
    1987 - 2011
  2. Maurice Hornocker
    1968 - 1985

Past Assistant Unit Leaders

  1. Christine Moffitt
    2010 - 2017
  2. James Congleton
    1980 - 2007
  3. R. Gerald Wright
    1995 - 2004
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Idaho Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. Idaho Department of Fish and Game
  2. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  3. U.S. Geological Survey
  4. University of Idaho
  5. Wildlife Management Institute