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NWRS Regions 3 & 5


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Multi-Refuge Studies

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service NWRS and the U.S. Geological Survey cooperate on multi-refuge research projects designed to improve resource management practices through the Refuge Cooperative Research Program (RCRP). USGS scientists and FWS refuge biologists work together on all aspects of a funded project, from design through publication.  Most projects focus on one or management practices and employ the principles of adaptive management to evaluate and improve management practices over time.  A major focus of the work is structuring the adaptive management framework and designing appropriate monitoring activities.  Funding is provided by USGS for their scientists and the NWRS provides funding to cooperating refuges through their Regional Refuge Chief. 

Authorship Guidelines
(49 KB Adobe pdf file)

Overview of NWRS Participation in Multi-Refuge Studies
(219 KB Adobe pdf file)


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Last updated: October 14, 2008