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

Headquarters Technical Assistance Activities


Northern Pintail Drake at Colusa National Wildlife Refuge

As part of our mission, each of the Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit scientists routinely provides technical assistance ranging from data analysis support, GIS mapping, workshops, and consultations on a variety of natural resource issues.

Examples of technical assistance recently provided to state, federal and university cooperators are provided below.


Description and Agency Provider(s) Date
Updated Bayesian decision tool for listing status and PVA of Spectacled and Steller's Eiders
US Fish and Wildlife Service
Dunham, Mercado-Silva 2013-12-01
USDA/NRCS Alabama Farm Bill Committee
Grand 2004-07-01
Prototyped a tool for adaptive harvest management of White-tailed Deer in Alabama
Alabama DCNR
Grand, McGowan, Silvano, Price, Keever 2012-09-01
Prototyped a tool for adaptive harvest management for Eastern Wild Turkeys in Alabama.
Alabama DCNR
Barber, Mercado-Silva 2014-01-10
Presentation of forest management decision tool for Wildlife Management Areas in Alabama.
Alabama DCNR
Grand 2014-07-23
Design and analysis of Camera Survey for Eastern Wild Turkeys in Geneva County Alabama.
Alabama DCNR
Grand, Silvano 2014-06-01
Conducted a workshop and prototyped a tool to guide decisions regarding funding and management of projects for Alabama State Wildlife Action Plan.
Alabama DCNR
Silvano 2014-08-21
Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Commision Deer Management Committee
Grand 2004-09-01
Alabama Wild Turkey Production Survey -- led survey design;conducting surveys in piedmont ecoregion. Ongoing assistance.
Grand 2005-06-01
Role - Description Provider         Start Date        End Date       
Chair, Ireland Distinguished Professorship Selection Committee - Reviewed applications, solicited letters of recommendation, chaired committee meetings, reported to Dean. Grand 2008-08-01 Present
Member, Graduate Program Policies Committee/School Forestry Wildlife Sciences Grand 2005-09-01 Present
Member, Research Committee/School of Forestry Wildlife Sciences Grand 2004-09-01 Present
Chair, Harry Murphy Research Excellence Award - Solicited & reviewed applications, chaired committee meetings, drafted recommendation to the Dean Grand 2015-01-01 2015-03-31
Member Search Committee for Dean of Forestry and Wildife Sciences, Auburn University - Review and rank applicants, solicit recommendations from interested stakeholders, make recommendation to the Provost Grand 2010-03-01 2010-10-31
Member, Faculty Search Committee/Chair Wildlife Position Grand 2006-09-01 2006-10-31
Member, UAF/SFOS Faculty Search Committee, Physiological Ecology of Fish Margraf 2008-09-01 Present
Member, Institute of Arctic Biology Management Committee, University of Alaska - Fairbanks Margraf 1999-10-01 Present
Member, Faculty Search Committee, Assistant Professor of Fisheries, School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, University of Alaska - Fairbanks Margraf 2007-09-01 2008-05-31
Member, Faculty Search Committee, Undergraduate Program Director for Fisheries, School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, University of Alaska - Fairbanks Margraf 2005-09-01 2006-07-31
Member, Program Planning Committee for Faculty of the Future, School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, University of Alaska - Fairbanks Margraf 2005-01-01 2005-08-31
Role and Organization Individual         Start Date        End Date       
The Wildlife Society Grand 2000-01-01 Present
Member, Technical Advisory Team for Peer Review, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Region 7, Refuges Margraf 2001-02-01 2004-12-31
Member, Technical Advisory Team for Fisheries, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Region 7, Refuges Margraf 2001-02-01 2004-12-31
Member, Technical Advisory Panel for the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge fisheries research program, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Margraf 2001-08-01 2001-08-31
Member, Spectacled Eider Recovery Team (developed and presented population models to examine the potential effects of predator removal on spectacled eider populations on the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, Alaska in Seward, Alaska) Grand 2004-11-01 Present
Member, Fisheries, Aquatic and Endangered Resources Advisory Committee, U.S. Geological Survey Margraf 2003-04-01 2004-12-31
International Hunter Education Association Organ 2000-01-01 Present
Boone and Crockett Club Organ 2011-11-01 Present