- Wilkins, Emily J.
Utah State University
- Miller, Holly M.
This report provides information from a general public survey conducted in early 2017 to help inform the North American Waterfowl Management Plan (NAWMP) 2018 update. This report is intended for use by the NAWMP advisory committees and anyone interested in the human dimensions of wetlands and waterfowl management. A mail-out survey was sent to 5,000 addresses in the United States, which were selected randomly in proportion to the population of each State. A total of 1,030 completed surveys representing 49 States were returned, resulting in a 23 percent overall response rate.
The objectives of the general public survey were (1) to assess the general public’s awareness and perceptions of the importance of the benefits provided by waterfowl and wetlands conservation, (2) to assess potential avenues for public outreach and education on waterfowl and wetlands conservation, (3) to evaluate the general public’s participation in waterfowl-associated recreation and how much they support waterfowl and wetlands conservation, and (4) to identify groups within the public that are more or less engaged with waterfowl and wetlands conservation