Wild Ungulate Facility
The Wild Ungulate Facility supports a captive mule deer herd in a new 8-acre research facility dedicated to studying the ecology of declining mule deer in the western U.S. The facility sponsors a variety of research related to the nutritional and habitat ecology of ungulates and other wildlife species with the goal of better understanding the conservation of biological diversity.
Wildlife Habitat and Nutrition Laboratory
The Wildlife Habitat and Nutrition Lab has been in operation since 1978. The lab determines the food habits of both domestic livestock and wildlife and performs chemical analyses on plants eaten by those animals (protein, fat, fiber, ash, calories, digestibility).
The intent is to develop methods for predicting the nutritional
well-being of free-ranging animals.
E.H. Steffen Center
The E.H. Steffen Center is a field and laboratory research and teaching facility located on the east edge of campus at Washington State University. The facility comprises 58 acres containing wildlife facilities and pens, a greenhouse-laboratory-shop facility, several small forest plantations, wetlands, uplands, and numerous specialized planting areas.
The captive bear facility currently has 6 indoor dens-outdoor runs, a 2.2 acre exercise yard, kitchen with walk-in refrigerator and freezer, and a medical room. These facilities were salvaged from the remains of an older primate research facility. The Bear Center initially housed both American black bears and grizzly bears.
Large Carnivore Conservation Laboratory
The Large Carnivore Conservation Lab (LCCL) is an academic research unit that conducts field research on the ecology of large carnivores and their prey.