Fisheries and Wildlife Research and Development 1989/1990. Activities in Region 8 - Research and Development - for Fiscal Years 1989 and 1990




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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service


The primary objectives of the Fish and Wildlife Service research and development program are to collect, analyze, and synthesize the scientific information needed to conserve and manage the Nation's fish and wildlife resources. The major thrusts of the program reflect the needs and priorities of the country. During fiscal years 1989 and 1990, the Service continued its vigorous pursuit of information on fish and wildlife species and their habitats and on the management of these resources for social, economic, aesthetic, and scientific benefit. In addition, major research efforts focused on our changing environment and the effects of human- caused changes on fish and wildlife and their habitats. Much of the major research completed by the Fish and Wildlife Service during 1989 and 1990 is summarized here. The brief accounts presented are intended to represent the Service's diverse research program, as well as to highlight recent research findings significant to fish and wildlife management throughout the Nation. More detailed research findings are communicated in scientific and popular publications and in workshops, talks, and lectures. Additional information on the Service's work may be obtained from the centers, and cooperative research units mentioned in the summaries, or from the Service's Office of Information Transfer.


111 pages


population control, disease control, toxicants, conservation