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

West Virginia History


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

The WV Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit was formed at West Virginia University on July 1, 1986. The WV Unit is a partnership among the U.S. Geological Survey, the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources and the Division of Forestry and Natural Resources at WVU.


Name Position Start Year End Year
Margraf, F. Unit Leader 1987 1996
Mazik, Patricia Unit Leader 1998 Current
Welsh, Stuart Assistant Unit Leader 2000 Current
Wood, Petra Assistant Unit Leader 1992 Current