A Quick Survey of Prairie Ecologist Readers

Eliza Perry, one of our Hubbard Fellows has been helping us evaluate the effectiveness of our efforts to share information about the ecology, restoration, and management of prairies.  If you have a few minutes to take a quick survey, Eliza and I would really appreciate hearing your opinions about this blog and how we might improve it.

The link to the survey is at the bottom of this page.  Thanks for your help!

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From Eliza:

If you are reading this, please consider participating!

The Hubbard Fellowship includes an opportunity to explore an area of each Fellows’ choosing that somehow contributes to the mission of The Nature Conservancy. The options are pretty endless, but I wanted to be sure my project dealt with the people side of conservation in some way.

For the past few months, I have been working to help the Platte River Prairies measure its impacts on our target audiences. So far, my work has focused on interviewing conservation professionals all over the state in an effort to assess how effective we are at communicating our messages.

Now, it’s time to turn to the blog, our primary tool for engaging a broad audience, to understand who visits the blog, why you read it, and what impact it has had on you. We hope to use the information you provide us to better cater to your interests, as well as evaluate the impact the blog is having.

We hope to hear from absolutely everyone, even if this is your first visit to the blog! I got a 91.3% participation rate out of the 23 conservation professionals I reached out to for an interview, which is pretty exceptionally high, but I’m rooting for an even higher rate with our blog readers.

The survey is 10 questions and should take about 5 minutes to complete. Your participation is entirely voluntary and you can skip any of the questions. There are no right or wrong answers! I have tried to provide space for further comment on each of the questions, but if you run out of room at any time, please hold those comments until you reach the final question, which just asks for additional feedback. Your responses will remain completely anonymous, so don’t hold back. We want to hear all of your comments and criticisms!

I’m keeping the survey open to the public for about two weeks before it will be closed for analysis. I would love to answer any questions you might have concerning this project, so please feel free to email me at eperry@tnc.org. If you would prefer to email my staff supervisor, Chris Helzer, Eastern Nebraska Program Director, you are more than welcome to do so at chelzer@tnc.org.

Click HERE to take the survey.

 

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About Chris Helzer

Chris Helzer is the Director of Science for The Nature Conservancy in Nebraska. His main role is to evaluate and capture lessons from the Conservancy’s land management and restoration work and then share those lessons with other landowners – both private and public. In addition, Chris works to raise awareness about the importance of prairies and their conservation through his writing, photography, and presentations to various groups. Chris is also the author of "The Ecology and Management of Prairies in the Central United States", published by the University of Iowa Press. He lives in Aurora, Nebraska with his wife Kim and their children.
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6 Responses to A Quick Survey of Prairie Ecologist Readers

  1. I’m in! Good to see you in New Orleans, Eliza.

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