National Wildlife Research Center

Last Modified: May 29, 2024

The National Wildlife Research Center (NWRC) is the research unit of the USDA-APHIS Wildlife Services program. Our scientists and support staff are dedicated to finding solutions to challenging wildlife damage management problems related to agriculture, natural resources, property, and human health and safety.

Human-wildlife conflicts, wildlife damage, nuisance and pest animals, wildlife disease, invasive species, overabundant wildlife, and overall ecosystem health are just some of the topics studied by researchers at the National Wildlife Research Center.


NWRC is the Federal institution devoted to resolving problems caused by the interaction of wild animals and society. The Center applies scientific expertise to develop practical methods to resolve these problems and maintain the quality of the environments shared with wildlife.

Scientists at NWRC's field stations conduct extensive field studies to generate solutions to a range of wildlife issues that impact agriculture, natural resources, and human health and safety.

NWRC researchers are dedicated to finding biologically sound, practical, and effective solutions for resolving wildlife damage management issues.

NWRC employs scientists, technicians, and support personnel with expertise in a variety of scientific disciplines.  Together, these experts develop new tools and techniques to resolve human-wildlife conflicts.

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Wildlife Services and its partners have made great strides in reducing damage and suppressing invasive brown treesnake populations on Guam. This work is opening the possibility of re-introducing native birds and lizards to some parts of the island. But before that can happen, more information is needed on potential predation risks at reintroduction sites. Recent work with wildlife cameras has led to a new method for estimating potential predation risks to native birds by brown treesnakes.

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National Wildlife Research Center

4101 LaPorte Ave.

Fort Collins, CO