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Defining Landowner & Producer Values towards Grasslands and Avian Species-At-Risk in Southwestern Manitoba

Project Coordinator: Lynnea Parker, Master of Natural Resources Management

Contact Information: 204-558-0559 / assistant.manitobaiba@gmail.com 

Project Partners: Bird Studies Canada, Manitoba Important Bird Areas Program

Additional Project Supporters: Manitoba Habitat and Heritage Corporation, West Souris River Conservation District, Turtle Mountain Conservation District


Dear Landowners and Cattle Producers,

I am working on a project for the Manitoba Important Bird Areas Program about grassland conservation and Species-At-Risk in Southwestern Manitoba. Conservation districts and NGOs within Manitoba are currently looking to find appropriate mechanisms to support landowners and livestock producers who employ land management practices that benefit wildlife. Your participation in this survey will help determine the viability of different conservation mechanisms in Southwestern Manitoba. This survey includes questions about demographics, your environmental values, your land management practices, and your interest in different conservation options. The anticipated time to complete the survey is 15-20 minutes. 

This study builds on the results of a previous study conducted in July and August by Dr. Jeremy Pittman, University of Waterloo. 

If you participate in this survey, you may enter a free-entry contest. The prize is a $100 pre-paid VISA card. The contest will be drawn on November 25th, 2019. Only the winner of the contest will be contacted. The name and contact information you provide will be kept separate from your survey answers to ensure that your responses remain anonymous. Entry ballots will be destroyed after completion of the contest. 

There are no anticipated risks involved with participating in this research project. The survey is anonymous, and answers provided in the questionnaire cannot be used for incriminating purposes. Anonymous data from this survey may be shared with project partners and published in reports, research publications, and presentations. Any information provided in comments that could personally identify you will not be published. 

Participation in this study is voluntary, and you may stop the survey at any time. Your consent to participate in this study will be implied by your submission of responses online, or by mailing back the completed questionnaire. Once your responses have been submitted they cannot be withdrawn. 

Thank you for participating in my research project, 
Lynnea Parker 

Completed surveys must be submitted online or returned by mail no later than November 10th, 2019

There are 30 questions in this survey.