About Our Unit
The national Cooperative Research Units Program is a unique collaborative relationship between the Federal government, universities, states, and a non-profit organization.
The first Cooperative Research Unit was established in 1935 and located in Ames Iowa at Iowa State College (now Iowa State University). With the addition of the Nebraska Unit in 2004, the CRU program is now comprised of 40 units.
The mission of the Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Program is to
- Train graduate students for professional careers in natural resource research and management
- Conduct research that will create new information useful for management of natural resources; and,
- Provide technical assistance to cooperators.