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

Montana Cooperative Fishery Research Unit


Quartz Lake, Glacier National Park, Montana

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Montana Cooperative Fishery Research Unit

P.O. Box 173460 Montana State University
Bozeman MT 59717-3460
Phone: (406) 994-4549
Fax: (406) 994-7479

Staff Listing
University Website: http://www.mtcfru.org
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STATEMENT OF DIRECTION

Research of the Montana Cooperative Fishery Research Unit will continue to focus on applied fisheries-management problems and issues. Our studies are initiated in response to the needs of the Cooperators and other management agencies and are designed to provide information useful in directly improving management of aquatic resources. Technical areas of special emphasis include habitat associations and requirements of fishes, large-river fish assemblages, native aquatic community restoration, effects of exotic fishes on native species, and regulated-river and reservoir fisheries. Other topics are addressed as needed, in keeping with the Cooperative Research Program's mission to best meet the needs of the Cooperators by remaining flexible and open to new areas of inquiry, as exemplified by our current emphasis on prairie streams. When Cooperator's needs occur outside our areas of expertise, we will recruit the assistance of appropriate University faculty.

Unit staff will advance the training and education of graduate students in fisheries science at Montana State University by teaching up to one graduate-level course per year, chairing graduate committees of Unit students, and serving on graduate committees of non-Unit students. In-service training will be provided to Cooperators and other agencies as the need exists.