The Wildlife Services' (WS) Office of the Deputy Administrator, located in Washington, DC. provides National program oversight. The WS Operational Support staff in Riverdale, MD provides technical and administrative support for WS programs. Field operations are directed from two Regional offices-- Eastern Regional Office in Raleigh, NC, covering the eastern United States, and Western Regional Office in Fort Collins, CO, responsible for the western United States. The National Wildlife Research Center (NWRC), located in Fort Collins, CO, functions as the research arm of WS, helping WS manage wildlife damage by providing scientific information on conflicts between humans and wildlife.