WHY IS THIS PROJECT UNIQUE?
AMERICA’S WILDLIFE VALUES is one of the largest research efforts ever undertaken to understand the ‘Human Dimensions’ of wildlife management in the United States. The project is specifically designed to enhance the utility of human dimensions information for state fish and wildlife agencies.
The geographic scope of this project will offer an unprecedented opportunity to establish a broad base of knowledge about public values toward wildlife throughout the U.S. This will allow for regional and state by state comparisons of public sentiment on a wide range of important wildlife management issues.
BASELINES and TRENDS OVER TIME:
The project will replicate measures from the Wildlife Values in the West project, providing trend data for the 19 western U.S. states. Remaining states will establish a baseline of information which will facilitate efforts to track change in public values toward wildlife into the future.
A NATIONWIDE NETWORK of WILDLIFE PROFESSIONALS
The project is intended to foster partnerships among state fish and wildlife agency personnel and enhance the capacity of agencies to understand the public through collaboration and experience sharing.