Wildlife and Contaminants Online, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Biological Resources Division, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior
Data Center Description
Since the establishment of The Patuxent Wildlife Research Center in 1936, as the nation's first wildlife experiment station, the Patuxent Wildlife Research Center has been a leading international research institute for wildlife and applied environmental research. The Center is a Federal research facility directed by the Federal government to conduct research necessary to fulfill Federal responsibilities, primarily, those of the Department of the Interior.
The Center develops and manages national inventory and monitoring programs and is responsible for the North American Bird Banding Program. The Centers mission is to enhance its accomplishments in generating, interpreting, evaluating, and transmitting the scientific information needed to better address the pressing problems of managing there nation's biological resources.