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USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center

The Patuxent Wildlife Research Center operates a Park Studies Unit at Virginia Tech to conduct research and technical assistance to national parks and other protected natural areas nationwide. Research is focused on recreation resources management, recreation ecology (visitor impacts to protected environments), carrying capacity, and nature-based tourism.

    U.S. Geological Survey

  •     Headshot of Jeffrey L. Marion
  • Jeffrey L. Marion
  • Leader, Coop. Park Studies Unit & Adjunct Professor
  • (540) 231-6603
  • jmarion@vt.edu
  • Forest Resources & Environmental Conservation
    304 Cheatham Hall (0324)
    Blacksburg, VA 24061

25th Anniversary

Celebrating 25 Years

    1992 through 2017, 25 years

Join us Sept. 15-16 to visit campus and reconnect with alumni, faculty, staff, and friends.

Celebrate with Us

Read the Summer Newsmagazine

    CNRE Newsmagazine Spring 2017


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