Cooperative Ecosystems Studies Unit
A partnership between the U.S. Departments of Interior and
Agriculture and thirteen other institutions. The focus is on ecosystem
studies involving the biological, physical, social, and cultural
sciences needed to address resource issues (both natural and cultural)
and interdisciplinary problem solving at multiple scales.
The mission of the EPA is to protect human health and to
safeguard the natural environment -- air, water, and land -- upon
which life depends. On campus, much of its work is with ITEP (see
In partnership with the Historically Black Colleges and
Universities/Minority Institution Environmental Technology Consortium,
NAU/ETC improves environmental quality through applied research and
development, provides training and education to ensure a technically
advanced workforce, and enabling communities to make informed
decisions through educational outreach.
National Park Service
The mission of the National Park Service is to protect the
natural and cultural resources in its care and to provide for the
enjoyment of these by present and future generations. In addition to
being involved in the Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit, its
on-campus staff manages a regional inventory and monitoring program
for parks on the Colorado Plateau.
Biological Science Center/Colorado Plateau Field Station
Part of the Biological Resources Division of the U.S.
Geological Survey, SBSC includes the Colorado Plateau Field Station
based on the NAU campus and three other units elsewhere in the region.
Sponsor and host of the Biennial Conference of Research on the