National Wetlands Research Center, Biological Resources Division, USGS, U.S. Department of the Interior

Data Center Description
The mission of the National Wetlands Research Center (NWRC) is to develop and
disseminate scientific information needed for understanding the ecology and
values of our nation's wetlands.

The National Wetlands Research Center had its beginnings in the National
Coastal Ecosystems Team, founded in 1975 as part of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife
Service's (USFWS's) Office of Biological Services. The Team was originally
located in Stennis, Mississippi (near Bay St. Louis), on the National
Aeronautic and Space Administration's rocket-testing site. The Teams mission
was to bridge the gap between researchers and decision makers by gathering,
synthesizing, and disseminating information.

The National Wetlands Research Center is a source and clearinghouse of science
information about wetlands in the United States and the world for fellow
agencies, private entities, academia, and the public at large. The NWRC is
involved with partners from universities, state and local agencies, and the
private sector.


[Summary provided by the USGS.]

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