1st Annual Research Review & Cooperators Meeting

Wednesday, March 20th, 2024 - Joe Crowley Student Union, University of Nevada, Reno

bighorn sheep

What is the Nevada Unit?


  • One of 44 Units in 41 states
  • Part of a nationwide program created by Federal law in 1935
  • Unit scientists are USGS employees with UNR faculty appointments


  • Graduate student training & instruction
  • Technical assistance to cooperating agencies
  • Integrated studies of fish & wildlife at the ecosystem level
  • Research directed at resource management problems


  • The Unit exists by cooperative agreement with:
    • University of Nevada, Reno
    • U.S. Geological Survey
    • Nevada Department of Wildlife
    • U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
    • Wildlife Management Institute

Research Funding:

  • Federal agency research funds go through USGS to UNR by the Research Work Order (RWO) funding mechanism
  • NDOW provides base funding for Unit fisheries & wildlife projects. State funds come to the Unit through UNR processes
bighorn sheep
cutthroat trout

Unit Cooperators

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