From: Dave Kendal
Sent: Friday, 22 March 2013 9:54 AM
To: Dave Kendal
Subject: Survey invitation: how do people value natural areas?
We are writing to ask for your help with a research project about how people value natural areas, which forms part of a broader project with the Victorian Department of Sustainability and Environment to measure the community’s values for public land.
You can help by answering a short survey that should take no longer than 15 minutes to complete. The survey can be accessed by clicking on the following link:
(More information about the survey can also be found on the website)
We are interested in everybody’s opinions, so even if you do not have strong opinions about natural areas, or do not visit natural areas often, your answers are still really important to us. The information you provide will contribute to a greater understanding of how people value different kinds of natural areas, and will be incorporated into future planning and management of Victoria’s public natural areas.
We are looking for a wide range of views from people of different ages, who live in different places, and who have different experience of natural areas.
Thank you in anticipation for your help.
Dave Kendal & Alison Farrar
Australian Research Centre for Urban Ecology (ARCUE), Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne
Rebecca Ford & Nerida Anderson
Department of Resource Management & Geography, Melbourne School of Land and the Environment, University of Melbourne,