Social Research for Regional Natural Resource Management
NCGRT (Dr Mendham's Post Doc and survey implementation), NCCMA $77,000.
Professor Allan Curtis, Dr Emily Mendham, Ms Theresa Groth (PhD candidate), Mr Simon McDonald, Mr Royce Sample.
It is essential for catchment groups to have access to information about the social and farming context in which they operate. This project will employ a mail survey to collect baseline socio-economic data to underpin investment in natural resource management by landholders and government through the North Central Regional Catchment Strategy.
The survey will gather information that will enable the research team and the North Central CMA to:
Information will be collected for the following topics:
The survey will underpin the implementation of the NCCMA Regional Catchment Strategy (2013-2019) by providing baseline data for the strategy. Follow up surveys will enable the CMA to monitor progress and evaluate investments. This project forms part of a more extensive relationship between the CMA and Professor Allan Curtis' team at CSU.
Professor Allan Curtis,