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Social Science Assessment of Conservation in Red River Basin

Purpose

Identify conservation practices and programming that make sense to farmers and protect water resources in the Red River Basin

Partners

Dr. Mae Davenport, CFANS, University of Minnesota
Project Advisory Team includes representation from federal, state and local resource agencies.

Activities

Phase I - Local collaboration and stakeholder inventory
Phase II - Key informant interviews with stakeholders; Focus groups with resource professionals
Phase III - Landowner survey; Reporting - decision support tool

Outcomes

We anticipate that this project will "Develop a better understanding of the motivations and attitudes that landowners and producers have toward conservation and water management will help ensure that conservation funds are used effectively in the future to retain current lands and better target implementation of practices on new lands."

A Social Science Assessment of Conservation Practices in the Red River Basin of Minnesota June 2014 (PDF)

Funding

$25,000 from Northwest Minnesota Foundation

Last updated 7-11-2014
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