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

California History


The Alsea River. Credit: Sarah Beldin, USGS

The California Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit is a cooperative effort among Humboldt State University, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, the United States Department of the Interior, Geological Survey, the Wildlife Management Institute and the United States Fish and Wildlife Service. The cooperators pool resources to accomplish our stated mission to: (1) Conduct scientific research that benefits fish, wildlife, their habitats, and ecosystems upon which they depend; (2) Train graduate fisheries and wildlife management students, through mentoring and teaching graduate level courses, to become competent fisheries and wildlife scientists; and (3) Provide technical assistance to the fisheries and wildlife profession by sponsoring training workshops, reviewing and writing manuscripts for publication, and coordinating research activities.


Name Position Start Year End Year
Duffy, Walter Unit Leader 1997 2014
Henderson, Mark Assistant Unit Leader 2016 Current
Wilzbach, Margaret Unit Leader 2014 2017
Wilzbach, Margaret Assistant Unit Leader 1999 2014