Nevada is set to host a new cooperative research unit—the first new unit in the system in over 35 years.
The state Department of Wildlife; University of Nevada, Reno; the U.S. Geological Survey; the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; and the Wildlife Management Institute recently signed a cooperative agreement to establish a new cooperative fish and wildlife research unit at the University of Nevada, Reno.
The Nevada unit is the 41st cooperative research unit in a national system across 39 states. The CRU system is charged with conducting applied research to support fish and wildlife management, providing post-graduate education for the conservation workforce and providing training and extension for cooperating agencies.
The Nevada CRU program will include three USGS scientists who will have adjunct faculty appointments to UNR. The unit scientists will focus their research and graduate student training on the ecology and management of Nevada’s fish and wildlife as well as the human dimensions of wildlife conservation and the importance of wildlife to the public.