Native American students chosen for research program
The Native American Research Assistantship Program begins its second year, a program made possible by the partnership between the U.S. Forest Service and The Wildlife Society. The Research Assistantship program provides valuable knowledge to Native American students who are interested in becoming wildlife biologists. The program allows students to learn and gain beneficial hands-on experience while working with a wildlife professional on the approved project.
The USFS has worked closely with TWS to develop mentoring opportunities for Native American students to work as research assistants with USFS Research & Development (R&D) scientists. R&D funding will be used to provide living stipends for upper-level undergraduate (juniors or seniors) and graduate students during their mentorship, while TWS will provide administrative support and coordination.