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

Oregon Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit

Columbia torrent salamander

The Cooperative Research Unit program was established in 1935 to enhance graduate education in fisheries and wildlife sciences and to facilitate research between natural resource agencies and universities on topics of mutual concern. Today, there are 40 Cooperative Research Units in 38 states. Each unit is a partnership among the U.S. Geological Survey, a State natural resource agency, a host university, and the Wildlife Management Institute.

Staffed by U.S. Geological Federal personnel, Cooperative Research Units conduct research on renewable natural resource questions, participate in the education of graduate students, provide technical assistance and consultation on natural resource issues, and provide continuing education for natural resource professionals.

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

Oregon Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Federal Staff

Dr. Melanie Davis measures marsh elevation change in the Nisqually River Delta using a Surface Elevation Table.
Davis, Melanie
Assistant Unit Leader

Katie at Cape Bird, Ross Island, Antarctica
Dugger, Katie
Assistant Unit Leader

Backpacking in the Colorado mountains
Jones, Megan
Assistant Unit Leader

Unit Leader is an avid angler
Peterson, James
Unit Leader

Contact Us

Oregon Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit

104 Nash Hall
Oregon State University
Corvallis OR 97331-3803
Phone: (541) 737-1938
Fax: (541) 737-3590

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