Nebraska Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit
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 became the newest state Cooperative Research Unit during 2004 through a Cooperative Agreement signed by the U.S. Geological Survey, the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Wildlife Management Institute. Our program is committed to providing the best graduate education, interdisciplinary research, and technical assistance in support of the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation. Graduates of our program are employed nationwide in a variety of positions from district biologists to directors of research and management programs. 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 success.