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

North Carolina History


Edye Kornegay holding a Sharp-shinned Hawk while mist-netting in Four Oaks, NC.

The North Carolina Cooperative Fishery Research Unit was established in 1962, and it was expanded to a combined Fish and Wildlife Unit in 1988. Administration of Cooperative Research Units was under the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service until 1993, when the National Biological Service was formed. Currently, the Cooperative Research Unit program is administered within the Ecosystems Science division of U.S. Geological Survey.


Name Position Start Year End Year
Collazo, Jaime Assistant Unit Leader 1991 Current
Hightower, Joseph Assistant Unit Leader 1991 Current
Kwak, Thomas Unit Leader 1999 Current
Simons, Theodore Assistant Unit Leader 1997 Current