DNR wolf survey results released
One of the findings of a just released DNR survey on attitudes toward wolves is that among respondents living within wolf range, 44% reported either favorable or very favorable, feelings toward wolves; 32% had unfavorable or very unfavorable feelings; 24% had neither favorable nor unfavorable.
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has released the full results of a statewide social survey on attitudes toward wolves on their website. According to the DNR website, the survey authors used a large scope and cross-section of respondents, allowing the department to gather a great deal of information regarding attitudes toward wolves, and wolf numbers in Wisconsin.
These survey data will be used in conjunction with other data and public input to help inform Wisconsin’s wolf management decisions.
The report is in draft format, and an external group of researchers will be asked to review it prior to finalization to ensure unbiased methods and results.
A draft of the complete survey can be found at: http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/WildlifeHabitat/wolf/documents/WolfAttitudeSurveyReportDRAFT.pdf