Your participation in this survey will help inform public opinions
and concerns on an issue which encompasses the economic and environmental
impact of forests
Approximately every thirty to forty years, forests across
northeast North America are threatened by feeding damage from spruce budworm, a
small caterpillar that feeds on the buds of spruce and fir trees. We are
approaching the time when spruce budworm will once again be an issue throughout
regions of the United States and Canada. Because forests provide so many
benefits to local communities, including jobs and recreation, understanding the
opinions of local residents is vital to addressing this issue. In order to do
this, we are asking you to respond to a survey regarding spruce budworm in your
This survey will be used as the basis for a graduate student
research project, to assess the opinions and concerns of residents on an issue
which encompasses the economic and environmental impact of forests. Your
participation is incredibly valuable, and the information provided will be used
to help facilitate a role for the public in natural resource management.
Responses are anonymous, and no personal identifying information is required to
participate. Questions about the survey can be sent to the supervising
professor at the University of New Brunswick, Dr. Stephen Heard at email@example.com.
You can access the survey by clicking on the link below, or typing
it into an internet browser:
Thank you for your willingness to assist in this project!
Brian E. Roth, Ph.D.
Associate Director, Cooperative Forestry Research Unit
School of Forest Resources, University of Maine
5755 Nutting Hall, Orono, ME 04469-5755
Office: (207) 581-2861
Mobile: (207) 944-1392