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

New Mexico History


Anticipated recovery from wildfire will be long term

The New Mexico Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit was established June 1988 under a cooperative agreement among the Department of the Interior, New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, New Mexico State University, and the Wildlife Management Institute. The Unit is one of 40 Cooperative Research Units housed in the U.S. Geological Survey - Biological Resources Cooperative Research Units within the Department of the Interior. These Units are within the land grant universities nationwide. The mission of these cooperative research units is to facilitate cooperation among universities, federal, and state fish and wildlife agencies, and private organizations conducting programs of research and education related to fish and wildlife resource management.


Name Position Start Year End Year
Bender, Louis Assistant Unit Leader 2000 2009
Cain, James Assistant Unit Leader 2010 Current
Caldwell, Colleen Unit Leader 2006 Current
Caldwell, Colleen Assistant Unit Leader 1994 2006
Carleton, Scott Assistant Unit Leader 2011 2016
Thompson, Bruce Unit Leader 1997 2003