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Tuesday, February 7 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Student Research-in-Progress Poster Display. The Attitudes and Rurality of Nebraskans concerning the Black-tailed Prairie Dog and its management: A Human Dimensions Inquiry

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AUTHOR: Eric Bruster, University of Nebraska - Lincoln
ABSTRACT: The Black-tailed Prairie Dog has been a staple of the Great Plains, and Nebraska without exception. Currently over 98 percent of the land in Nebraska is privately owned, creating a situation were Prairie Dogs exist on the private lands of an agricultural state. This investigation into the attitudes of Nebraskans towards Prairie Dogs is being completed to answer human dimensions questions related to interaction, knowledge of Prairie Dogs, perceived value of Prairie Dogs, New Environmental Paradigm and demographic questions. Data is being collected by mail survey to include property owners in over 80 Nebraska counties. The results of this survey are expected to show an inverse relationship between rurality and attitude toward Prairie Dogs. Identifying the attitudes and value orientation that Nebraskans have towards Prairie dogs will create a better understanding of the various stakeholder groups and increase the potential for collaborative management within the state

Tuesday February 7, 2017 6:00pm - 9:00pm CST
Olive Branch Room

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