Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units Program: Montana Wildlife
Education, Research and Technical Assistance for Managing Our Natural Resources

Montana Wildlife Project

US FWS-UM Collaboration to Support Native American Graduate Students in Wildlife Biology

April 2021 - July 2024


Participating Agencies

  • US Fish and Wildlife Services

We propose to admit and mentor three Native American graduate students at the M.S. level in our Wildlife Biology Program at UM. One student will be assigned to conduct work in each of the following US FWS Regions: Region 1 (Pacific), Region 2 (Southwest), and Region 6 (Mountain-Prairie). Each student will conduct graduate research on species of greatest conservation need or species at risk. Specific research projects will be identified in collaboration with the US FWS and potentially other partners (e.g., tribal and state fish and wildlife agencies) after the students have been admitted into UM’s graduate program.