Wyoming Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit
The Wyoming Unit is a cooperative research program housed at the University of Wyoming’s Zoology and Physiology Department, where staff scientists are funded through the US Geological Survey. We are part of the nationwide Cooperative Research Unit Program and we have a commitment to species and issues that are central to Wyoming and the Rocky Mountain West. We work closely with our state cooperator, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department, often developing collaborative projects designed to provide useful information for state wildlife managers. We also work with other state and federal resource management agencies and with NGOs, and we see such collaborative relationships as fundamental to providing scientific information at the spatial and temporal scales at which ecosystems are managed. In addition, our close collaboration with wildlife managers assures that students trained in our group gain a full appreciation of the dynamic interplay between management and research.