The proposed Patoka River National Wildlife Refuge : a case study in public perception

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dc.contributor.advisor Mortensen, Charles O. en_US Campbell, Douglas S. (Douglas Scott) en_US
dc.coverage.spatial n-us-in en_US 2011-06-03T19:36:49Z 2011-06-03T19:36:49Z 1994 en_US 1994
dc.identifier LD2489.Z78 1994 .C36 en_US
dc.description.abstract This study determines opinions of two Indiana communities concerning the proposed Patoka River National Wildlife Refuge. Surveys were mailed to residents of Pike County and Noblesville, Indiana. The response rate was 38%. Differences in attitudes were measured between residents of the two areas regarding ten issues of concern. The issues respondents were most concerned with were those focusing on the loss of county tax base, road closings and access, and a possible increase in the mosquito population. Surprisingly, the issues concerning avian diseases and land acquisition/ condemnation were not major concerns. It was originally thought that these issues of employment and property would have been of primary concern to respondents. Residents of Pike County in the affected refuge area were more aware of the refuge and the issues of concern. However, of the respondents who were aware of the refuge in both Pike county and Noblesville, few differences in their perceptions of the issues were noted.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Management
dc.format.extent viii, 79 leaves : maps ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Wildlife refuges -- Public opinion. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Public opinion -- Indiana -- Pike County. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Public opinion -- Indiana -- Noblesville. en_US
dc.subject.other Patoka River National Wetlands Project (Ind.) -- Public opinion. en_US
dc.title The proposed Patoka River National Wildlife Refuge : a case study in public perception en_US Thesis (M.S.)
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