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1 US Geological Survey US Department of the Interior National Wetlands Research Center Lafayette, Louisiana

2 Biology Geology Water Resources Geography ~ 8,000 People ~ $975 mil budget BRD ~$178.5 mil - BRM $140.1 mil; BIMD ~$23.8 mil; CRU ~$14.7 mil

3 Director Headquarters Discipline Associate Directors Regions (E,C,W) Science Centers Field Offices

4 Biology Science Centers

5 National Wetlands Research Center Lafayette, Louisiana

6 History of the Center Began as US Fish & Wildlife Service’s National Coastal Ecosystem Team (Stennis, MS) Moved to Slidell, LA Research Mission Moved to the University of Louisiana – Lafayette Research Park 1996 Merged into USGS

7 National Wetlands Research Center ~200 People Lafayette, LA Corpus Christi, TX Vicksburg, MS Baton Rouge, LA New Orleans, LA Pensacola, FL Whiteville, NC

8 NWRC Mission The mission of the NWRC is to develop and disseminate scientific information needed for understanding the ecology and values of our Nation’s wetlands and for managing and restoring wetlands, coastal habitats, and associated plant and animal communities.

9 NWRC expertise is sought nationally and internationally to provide vital scientific information and innovative technology that advances the restoration and conservation of wetland, riparian, and coastal landscapes and the species and trust resources they support. NWRC Vision

10 The NWRC provides long-term, large- scale, & relevant scientific information to the Nation. Three goals guide Center research program directions: o Build Scientific Knowledge: Seek Discovery o Develop Partnerships: Adaptive Science – Science Alliances o Focus on Outcomes and Scientific Impacts NWRC Research Goals

11 Science for Coastal Environments: Monitoring & Integrated Science Watershed Science for Management & Restoration: Discovery & Understanding Modeling & Spatial Analysis: Prediction & Forecasting Science Impact: Synthesis & Delivery Research Themes

12 Gulf of Mexico Coastal Environments Lower Mississippi Valley Watersheds & Coastal Environments of the World Geographic Foci

13 Global National Regional Local

14 National Wetlands Research Center


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