National Wildlife Health Center

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Fish and Wildlife Service Science Support Program

The mission of the Biological Resources Discipline (BRD) of USGS is to work with others to provide the scientific understanding and technologies needed to support the sound management and conservation of our Nation's biological resources. The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) is to conserve, protect, and enhance fish and wildlife and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. Inasmuch as these bureaus have closely related responsibilities, it is in the national interest that their programs are closely coordinated and that the USGS science expertise and capabilities address the resource management challenges faced by the FWS. This project will address tactical and applied information needs, including - but not limited to - fisheries, migratory birds, endangered species, marine mammals, habitat conservation, contaminants, wildlife diseases, international affairs, law enforcement, and refuge management.

This project is managed by the Program Coordinator of the Wildlife: Terrestrial and Endangered Resources Program.

Project Task:
  • Susceptibility of vaccinated sandhill crane chicks to West Nile virus.

For more information on any of the tasks listed above, please contact Gail Moede-Rogall at 608-270-2438 or via email at

Sandhill Crane
Photo by Milton Friend

  1. Support short-term, focused investigations that seek to answer specific questions and deliver practical solutions to the most pressing problems facing FWS personnel at the local, regional, and national levels.

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