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

Nebraska Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit


Summer morning view of grass blanketed sand dunes in the horizon with a prairie lands at their base. A marsh at the right bottom corner of the image completes this quintessential view of the Valentine National Wildlife Refuge in Valentine, Nebraska. <a href="https://www.fws.gov/refuge/valentine/">https://www.fws.gov/refuge/valentine/</a><br><br>

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Nebraska Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit

University of Nebraska-Lincoln
422 Hardin Hall
3310 Holdrege Street
Lincoln NE 68583-0984
Phone: (402) 472-0449
Fax: (402) 472-2946

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University Website: http://necoopunit.unl.edu/
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The name "Nebraska" is based on an Oto Indian word Nebrathka meaning "flat water," after the Platte River that flows through the state. Nebraska is home to the Sandhills and the Rainwater Basin, abundant fisheries and wildlife resources, and enthusiastic sportspersons.

The Nebraska Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit (NECFWRU) is committed to developing future natural-resource managers and researchers through graduate education, doing innovative and novel research that is interdisciplinary and cross-boundary in support of the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation, and enhancing cooperator capabilities through technical assistance on state-of-the-art science practices. The diversity of landscapes and subsequent diverse fish-and-wildlife resources in Nebraska requires NECFWRU to champion a broad focus for graduate education, applied research, and technical assistance. Fishery and wildlife management, landscape ecology, and social and ecological resilience will be emphasized, with intent of complementing and strengthening existing foci of land-grant universities, state and federal natural-resource agencies, and non-government organizations centered on natural resources.

We invite you to explore these pages to learn about the dedication and commitment of the faculty and staff members, students, and cooperators who ensure our program’s outstanding accomplishments.