Heather J. Scroggins

Use of Habitat and Landowner Suitability Models as Tools for Selecting Large-scale Quail Habitat Restoration Areas on Private Land in Missouri

In response to dwindling populations of northern bobwhite (Colinus virginianus), the Northern Bobwhite Conservation Initiative and the Missouri Department of Conservation's Strategic Guidance for Northern Bobwhite Restoration are guiding habitat restoration efforts in Missouri. Success of these programs is dependent on restoration of habitat on large tracts of private land. Efficacious selection of restoration areas requires a foundation of ecological and sociological information. Although we know much about bobwhite ecology, our success at engaging landowners in habitat restoration has...

Year
2007

Survey Questionnaire Wording and Interpretation: Implications for Policymakers

The ultimate success of natural resource decision-making depends upon knowledge gathered from several sources; e.g. biological data, institutional values and beliefs, and human dimensions information from affected constituents. Handfishing for catfish has been at the forefront of Missouri conservation since 2000. To determine the acceptability of handfishing to Missouri anglers we conducted a survey of licensed anglers in 2004. The objective of this study was to examine the effects of survey question wording on angler response and the potential for different policy outcomes resulting from...

Year
2007