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

Alaska History


Nate Cathcart, research technician with the Alaska Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, conducts a snorkel survey for juvenile Chinook salmon within a logjam along the Chena River, Alaska.

The Alaska Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit was formed in 1991 by the merger of the Alaska Cooperative Wildlife Research Unit (est. 1950) and the Alaska Cooperative Fishery Research Unit (est. 1978). The Unit exists by cooperative agreement between the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, the University of Alaska Fairbanks, the U.S. Geological Survey, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the Wildlife Management Institute.


Name Position Start Year End Year
Falke, Jeffrey Unit Leader 2019 Current
Falke, Jeffrey Assistant Unit Leader 2012 2019
Griffith, Brad Unit Leader 2011 2018
Griffith, Brad Assistant Unit Leader 1996 2011
LaPerriere, Jacqueline Assistant Unit Leader 1980 2000
Margraf, F. Unit Leader 1999 2009
McGuire, A. David Senior Scientist 2015 Current
McGuire, A. David Assistant Unit Leader 1995 2015
Powell, Abby Assistant Unit Leader 2000 2015
Reynolds, James Unit Leader 1978 1999
Roby, Daniel Assistant Unit Leader 1992 1995
Wipfli, Mark Assistant Unit Leader 2003 Current