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

Colorado Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit

Scenic view of Catamount Reservoir

The Cooperative Research Units were created to enhance graduate education in fisheries and wildlife sciences and to facilitate research among natural resource agencies and universities on topics of mutual concern. The Colorado Unit combined Wildlife (established 1947) and Fish (established 1949) in 1984 as one of 40 units in 38 states nationwide (See Map).

Colorado’s partnership is with the U.S. Geological Survey, Colorado Parks and Wildlife, Colorado State University, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and the Wildlife Management Institute.

Research at the Colorado Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit is focused on research that involves graduate education and technical assistance to our Cooperators to understand and manage fish and wildlife resources in Colorado. General areas of emphasis include aquatic ecology and fish biology, population and community modeling, the analysis of animal movement and spatio-temporal ecological processes, and disease ecology and epidemiology.

We invite you to explore our website further and check out our research projects, meet our students, and review exciting, new research findings.

Colorado Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Federal Staff

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Gerber, Brian
Assistant Unit Leader

Bill Kendall -Assistant Unit Leader
Kendall, William
Assistant Unit Leader

Dana Winkelman-Unit Leader
Winkelman, Dana
Unit Leader

Contact Us

Colorado Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit

201 J.V.K. Wagar Building
1484 Campus Delivery
Colorado State University
Fort Collins CO 80523-1484
Phone: (970) 491-5396
Fax: (970) 491-1413

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