State-wide and regional survey launch

We are excited to announce that we have recently launched two surveys as part of as part of the next phase of our ‘Inclusive Conservation’ research project. A regional household survey to residents of Interior Alaska! Our questionnaire has been sent to the household addresses and PO boxes of 3,000 residents living on or near the road system between Talkeetna and Fairbanks. Building on two years of in-depth discussions with residents, the Interior Alaska survey aims to evaluate residents’ experiences and use of natural resources in Interior Alaska and your preferences for the future of public land management. If you have received a copy of our questionnaire, there is an option to mail back a completed hard copy using a postage-paid envelope or to fill in your responses online. If you live in this region, please keep an eye out for the survey in your mailbox! Your responses are tremendously important to us, and we hope that you take this opportunity to express your opinion and help us better represent and understand issues related to public land management.

The second survey explores similar ideas as the regional survey and draws from a broader population, directed at representing residents across the state of Alaska. We have purchased a sample of approximately 500 residents in the state from a company called Qualtrics. The majority of these residents live in Anchorage, Fairbanks, and Juneau. This sample will be representative of Alaskan demographics on the basis of age and gender according to the 2010 Census. Findings from both surveys will be shared widely in various forms (e.g., reports, presentations, a film), and we hope can be used for planning and management related to the diverse interests of both residents and their associations with public lands. Please see our survey process document for more information.

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