Species-at-risk Conservation Programs Survey
A research study conducted by Jeremy Pittman of the University of Waterloo seeks to determine which species-at-risk and endangered species conservation programs are most popular with landowners.
Multisar (multiple species at risk) and the Alberta Conservation Association are collaborating with Pittman on the study, according to the Oldman Watershed Council, which also encouraged participation.
The goal is to engage ranchers and farmers, like you, in Western Canada (British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba) on topics related to species-at-risk and endangered species conservation programs. Through the survey, you can provide insight into which programs work best for your operation and how programs can be designed to align with working farms and ranches.
Your participation is voluntary, but we hope you will participate by sharing your time and ideas. Please complete the online survey, which will take approximately 15 minutes. In appreciation for your time, you will be given the opportunity to enter into a draw to win one of forty gift cards, which are each valued at $100 CAD.
Information gathered will be used to determine how programs can be designed to best align with working farms and ranches. The study has received ethics clearance though the U of W research ethics committee, which gives some weight to assurances that names will not appear in any thesis or report that results. Upon finishing the survey, respondents will be asked if they are willing to participate in a face-to-face interview associated with the project.