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

West Virginia Technical Assistance Activities


West Virginia Unit Leader, Dr. Pat Mazik, teaching fish physiology

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.

The West Virginia Unit scientists serve as advisors on the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission Striped Bass Tagging Committee, the Cerulean Warbler Technical Group and the Eastern Brooktrout Joint Venture.


Description and Agency Provider(s) Date
terrestrial impacts of mountaintop mining
US EPA
Wood 2011-02-22
scholarship evaluation for an ornithologist faculty member at a University
Virginia Commonwealth University
Wood 2019-10-24
reviewed the Golden-winged Warbler Conservation Plan, a GWWA habitat management guide, and the GWWA status assessment
Appal Mtns Joint Venture and USFWS
Wood 2011-10-01
reviewed multiple scientific manuscripts for journals and for colleagues
scientific journals
Wood 2019-10-01
reviewed 6 manuscripts for 6 different scientific journals
wildlife and avian journals
Wood 2011-10-01
reviewed 5 manuscripts for 5 different scientific journals; 4 documents for colleagues; and 2 proposals for agencies
wildlife and avian journals
Wood 2012-10-01
reviewed 4 scientific manuscripts for journals and 3 management documents
scientific journals
Wood 2015-08-01
review of research proposal
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
Wood 2015-03-22
review of an assistant professors research program for P&T
Boise State University
Wood 2015-08-14
provided cerulean warbler data to USFWS and to USFS for their status reviews and to Cornell Univ for the Cerulean Warbler Atlas Project, 2001 and 2003
Wood 2003-12-12
provide information on edge ecology
Appalachian Headwaters
Wood 2020-10-01
provide guidance to private land managers for cerulean warbler habitat management
private lands managers
Wood 2014-10-01
presented research results on effects of mining on avian populations in a webinar to National Audubon Society staff and researchers; provided additional information in subsequent phone calls and emails relative to mining and marcellus shale development
National Audubon Society
Wood 2011-07-01
planning for and development of an avian habitat management workshop
US Forest Service and Appalachian Mtns Joint Venture
Wood 2015-06-01
moderator of wildlife session at 68th Annual Northeat Fish and Wildlife Conference
WV Division of Natural Resources
Wood 2012-04-16
met with FWS biologists in a workshop to discuss a central Appalachian conservation initiative and to present data from studies on cerulean warblers
Wood 2004-06-01
development and review of screening and ranking documents for cerulean warbler habitat management
Natural Resource Conservation Service
Wood 2014-09-01
consulted with USGS staff member re mountaintop mining EIS
Wood 2003-12-01
Worked with FWS biologists and other members of the Cerulean Warbler Technical Group steering committee to develop draft conservation action plan for ceruleans and to set-up a working meeting (29-30 Mar 2006) with coal and timber industry to discuss cerulean conservation. Jan-Mar 2006
Wood 2006-03-30
WVU chpts of TWS and AFS hosted a Student Colloquium at NEAFWA in Charleston, WV. I was the primary faculty advisor. The WVDNR supported and requested this Colloquium to be attached to NEAFWA.
WVDNR
Mazik 2012-04-14
Provided review of avian species descriptions and other information used in the West Virginia Breeding Bird Atlas
West Virginia Division of Natural Resources
Wood 2016-10-01
Provided data from our studies to the USFS Fernow Experimental Forest for use in their EIS and to Monongahela National Forest for use in their forest plan revision.
Wood 2004-01-01
Provide information on cerulean warbler conservation planning as a case study for an MS student thesis.
Harvard University
Wood 2020-09-14
Participated in the Appalachian Interagency Workshop, May 9-11, 2005 Herndon, VA
Wood 2005-05-09
Participated in cerulean warbler summit to identify threats, research gaps, conservation needs. We established the Cerulean Warbler Technical Group (CWTG); I was appointed to the coordinating committee of this group.
Wood 2001-06-18
Participated in a cerulean warbler summit to identify threats, research gaps, conservation needs. We established the Cerulean Warbler Technical Group (CWTG); I was appointed to the steering committee of this group.
Wood 2001-06-18
Met with WVDNR and USGS biologists to assess potential effects of supersaturation of oxygen on fish kills
USGS
Mazik 2011-05-13
Judged the International Science and Engineering Fair in the Animal Sciences Dvision
Society for Science and the Public
Mazik 2012-05-15
I analyzed striped bass tagging data for the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission, compiled technical reports, and presented information to the ASMFC Striped Bass Management Board
Welsh 2004-06-01
I analyzed striped bass tagging data for the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission, compiled technical reports, and presented information to the ASMFC Striped Bass Management Board
Welsh 2003-06-01
I analyzed striped bass tagging data for the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission, compiled technical reports, and presented information to the ASMFC Striped Bass Management Board
Welsh 2002-06-01
I analyzed striped bass tagging data for the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission, attended committee meetings, and contributed to technical reports
Welsh 2001-06-01
I analyzed striped bass tagging data for the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission and presented information to the ASMFC Striped Bass Tagging Committee
Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission
Welsh 2013-08-01
I analyzed striped bass tagging data for the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission and presented information to the ASMFC Striped Bass Tagging Committee
Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission
Welsh 2011-08-01
I analyzed striped bass tagging data for the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission and presented information to the ASMFC Striped Bass Tagging Committee
Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission
Welsh 2009-08-01
I analyzed striped bass tagging data for the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission and presented information to the ASMFC Striped Bass Tagging Committee
Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission
Welsh 2008-08-01
I analyzed striped bass tagging data for the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission and presented information to the ASMFC Striped Bass Tagging Committee
Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission
Welsh 2007-08-01
I analyzed striped bass tagging data for the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission and presented information to the ASMFC Striped Bass Tagging Committee
Welsh 2006-08-01
I analyzed striped bass tagging data for the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission and presented information to the ASMFC Striped Bass Tagging Committee
Welsh 2005-08-01
Hosted the annual technical committee meeting of the Appalachian Mountains Joint Venture
Appalachian Mountains Joint Venture
Wood 2012-08-06
Have worked with over 20 graduate and undergraduate students on cover letters, resumes and job applications
WVU
Mazik 2010-10-01
Chair of student affairs committee for NE Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies meeting. Hosted by WVDNR. We had a workshop, student/mentor lunch and shortcourses.
WVDNR
Mazik 2010-10-01
Cerulean warbler workshop that brought together 65 researchers and managers from the breeding and wintering range of the cerulean warbler. This workshop, planned and implemented by the CWTG steering committee, developed a broad-based, pro-active strategy for cerulean warbler conservation. The Breeding Season Research Group, of which I am a member, developed a research design for a range-wide study that addressed the majority of the research needs identified by the CWTG. We are now implementing that study.
Wood 2002-12-16
Aug 17-18, 2004. Charleston, WV. Participated in selenium integrated project workshop to develop priority research needs and mechanisms to accomplish this research.
Wood 2005-08-17
Assisted with National Hunting and Fishing Day in the Fish ID booth....
West Virginia DNR
Mazik 2014-09-27
Assisted with National Hunting and Fishing Day in the Fish ID booth
West Virginia DNR
Mazik 2013-09-28
Assisted with National Hunting and Fishing Day
WVDNR
Mazik 2015-09-26
Assisted the Wildlife Diversity Program (WDP) of West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (WVDNR)with development of the fish section of the State Wildlife Grant (SWG)
Welsh 2005-07-01
Role - Description Provider         Start Date        End Date       
member new faculty mentorship - Provide mentorship to 3 new wildlife faculty in the department by providing advice, guidance, and contacts for being a successful assistant professor and securing research grants. Wood 2016-08-01 Present
West Virginia University Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) - I serve as a member of this committee overseeing the entire animal care program at WVU, insuring the health and well-being of all animals being used for research, testing, and education. I review all proposals for animal use and assist in monitoring animal activities to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and established standards.<br><br> Welsh 2020-01-01 Present
Member, Faculty Search Committe Ornithologist, School of Natural Resources, West Virginia University Wood 2015-01-01 2015-07-31
Member, Faculty Search Committe Avian Ecologist, School of Natural Resources, West Virginia University Wood 2015-07-01 2015-11-30
Member, College Graduate Council Wood 2005-08-01 2008-08-31
Member, Boat and Watercraft Committee Welsh 2001-01-01 Present
Co-Coordinator, Departmental GIS Research Lab Wood 1998-08-01 2009-12-31
Chair, Research Assistant Professor Search Committe, School of Natural Resources, West Virginia University Wood 2015-01-01 2015-07-31
Chair, Departmental Hoyt Fellowship Committee Wood 1998-01-01 2013-12-31
Chair, Asst. Professor in Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences Search Committee - Chair of Committee. Call meetings, review 55 candidates with committee, organize candidates visit, schedule, meetings with Dean, Chair, faculty, seminars etc. Coordinated meeting to vote on candidate to hire. Mazik 2016-08-01 2016-11-30
Role and Organization Individual         Start Date        End Date       
Vice-chair, Striped Bass Tagging Committee, Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission Welsh 2001-05-01 2002-05-31
Vice Chair, Striped Bass Tagging Committee, Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission Welsh 2011-08-01 2013-08-31
Member, Wildlife Diversity Advisory Council, West Virginia Department of Natural Resources Wood 1996-12-01 Present
Member, Steering Committee, Cerulean Warbler Technical Group Wood 2002-12-01 Present
Member, Research Grade Evaluation Panel, U.S. Geological Survey Welsh 2006-06-01 2006-09-30
Member, Research Grade Evaluation Panel, U.S. Geological Survey Wood 2003-11-01 2003-11-30
Member, Research Grade Evaluation Panel, U.S. Geological Survey Welsh 2002-05-01 2002-08-31
Member, Research Grade Evaluation Panel, U.S. Geological Survey Wood 2001-04-01 2001-04-30
Member, Research Grade Evaluation Panel, U.S. Geological Survey Wood 1998-06-01 1998-06-30
Member, Research Grade Evaluation Panel, U.S. Geological Survey Wood 1995-05-01 1995-05-31
Member, Organizational Committee, 2nd Cerulean Warbler Summit, Cerulean Warbler Technical Group Meeting Wood 2006-08-01 2007-02-28
Member, NPS New River Gorge natural resource assessment review panel Wood 2003-05-01 2004-02-28
Member, Brooks Bird Club Wood 1993-01-01 2000-12-31
Golden-winged warbler working group Wood 2008-01-01 Present
Chair, Striped Bass Tagging Committee, Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission Welsh 2013-08-01 2015-08-31
Chair, Striped Bass Tagging Committee, Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission Welsh 2002-05-01 2004-12-31
Appalachian Regional Reforestation Initiative Science Team Wood 2008-12-01 Present
Appalachian Mountains Joint Venture Technical Committee Wood 2007-02-01 Present
Outreach Activity Provider(s)        Date       
press release by WVU on our golden-winged warbler study. The press release was picked up by AP so ran in several newspapers including in WV and Indiana Wood 2011-11-01
press release by USGS on our mountaintop mining study Wood 2015-02-12
popular article on salamanders and mountaintop mining for "salamander news" newsletter for Partners in Amphibian Conservation (PARC) Wood 2014-11-21
popular article on early successional habitat management research for WMI Outdoor News Bulletin newsletter Wood 2020-08-18
popular article on early successional habitat management research for Appalachian Mountains Joint Venture year in review report Wood 2020-08-01
popular article on cerulean warbler partnerships and management activities for WMI newsletter Wood 2015-06-23
participated in meetings for development of a West Virginia natural history center Wood 2004-07-01
newspaper article in the State Journal discussing golden-winged warblers and the current review for ESA listing Wood 2011-06-02
interviewed for Earth and Sky radio program re mountaintop removal mining and songbirds Wood 2004-08-01
interview by German Public Radio with 2 of my students working on shale gas effects on wildlife by German Public Radio Wood 2015-08-04
assisted National Geographic Magazine with design for graphic for a mountaintop mining article Wood 2005-09-09
Worked with WVU graduate students to develop posters and demo materials for USGS open house in Reston Wood 2008-11-03
Wood, P.B. 2008. The Sky Blue Bird of the Forest. West Virginia Wildlife 8(1):14-16. Wood 2008-05-01
Welsh, S.A. 2006. The incredible journey of the American eel. West Virginia Wildlife Magazine, quarterly publication by West Virginia Division of Natural Resources. Welsh 2007-08-01
Distributional database of West Virginia fishes Welsh 2002-12-01
Cincotta, D.A. and S.A. Welsh. 2005. The moundbuilders. West Virginia Wildlife Volume 5, Number 2 (magazine article on moundbuilding fishes) Welsh 2005-06-01
Aquatic Ecology workshop, Wilderness Rangers Boy Scout Camp (student ages 13-17) Welsh 2017-07-27
Aquatic Ecology workshop, Wilderness Rangers Boy Scout Camp (student ages 13-17) Welsh 2015-07-24
Aquatic Ecology workshop, Wilderness Rangers Boy Scout Camp (student ages 13-17) Welsh 2014-07-21
Aquatic Ecology workshop, Wilderness Rangers Boy Scout Camp (student ages 13-17) Welsh 2013-07-23
Aquatic Ecology workshop, Wilderness Rangers Boy Scout Camp (student ages 13-17) Welsh 2012-07-25
Aquatic Ecology workshop, Wilderness Rangers Boy Scout Camp (student ages 12-16) Welsh 2011-07-28
Aquatic Ecology workshop, Wilderness Rangers Boy Scout Camp (student ages 12-16) Welsh 2009-07-27
Aquatic Ecology workshop, Wilderness Rangers Boy Scout Camp (student ages 12-16) Welsh 2008-07-30
Aquatic Ecology workshop, Wilderness Rangers Boy Scout Camp (student ages 12-16) Welsh 2007-07-26
Aquatic Ecology workshop, Wilderness Rangers Boy Scout Camp (student ages 12-16) Welsh 2006-07-24
Aquatic Ecology workshop, Wilderness Rangers Boy Scout Camp (student ages 12-16) Welsh 2005-07-20
Aquatic Ecology workshop, Wilderness Rangers Boy Scout Camp (student ages 12-16) Welsh 2004-07-01
Aquatic Ecology workshop, Wilderness Rangers Boy Scout Camp (student ages 12-16) Welsh 2003-07-01
Aquatic Ecology workshop, Wilderness Rangers Boy Scout Camp (student ages 12-16) Welsh 2002-07-01
Aquatic Ecology workshop, Wilderness Rangers Boy Scout Camp (student ages 12-16) Welsh 2001-07-01
Aquatic Ecology workshop, Wilderness Rangers Boy Scout Camp (student ages 12-16) Welsh 2000-07-01
American eel workshop, Hampshire County 4-H Camp (students in grades 3 - 5), 25 July 2007. Welsh 2007-07-25