Presenter: Lydia Saldaña

Commission Agenda Item No. 11
Public Opinion Research
January 2006

I. Executive Summary: Topline results of a Responsive Management study- Public Opinion on Fish and Wildlife Management Issues and the Reputation and Credibility of Fish and Wildlife Agencies in the Southeastern United States - will be presented to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission.

II. Discussion: The Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (SEAFWA) commissioned a comprehensive study in 2005 to determine public opinion on fish and wildlife management issues and agency reputation and credibility. All 16 member SEAFWA states were included: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia.

Mark Damian Duda, Executive Director for Responsive Management will present results of the study.

Responsive Management is a nationally recognized public opinion and attitude survey research firm specializing in natural resource and outdoor recreation issues. Responsive Management's mission is to help natural resource and outdoor recreation agencies and organizations better understand and work with their constituents, customers, and the public.