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

Wyoming About Us

A rainbow trout-Yellowstone cutthroat hybrid   from the North Fork of the Shoshone River is measured during research for the WY Coop Unit.

The Unit conducts ecological research to help better understand, manage and conserve animal populations. Our applied research program builds knowledge about wildlife populations and communities by seeking general solutions to specific management and conservation challenges. Our ecological research interests are broad and we seek to understand animal behavior, population dynamics and community-level interactions.
Vast, wild landscapes that still support functional ecosystems are a hallmark of Wyoming and the West. Our work seeds to better understand how these systems work and how their functioning is altered by anthropogenic disturbance and habitat loss. By better understanding the ecology of the Western landscape, we hope to provide knowledge and tools to managers that seek to maintain healthy wildlife habitats ad communities.