Species that are introduced to a new area, such as the fox squirrel, can have significant effects on the native wildlife. This study examines how and when fox squirrels first appeared in Southeastern Washington, the central panhandle of Idaho, and Arizona.
There are two goals in this project.
1) We want to determine if fox squirrels were introduced to an area or moved in on their own.
2) We want to establish the time that fox squirrels first appeared in a given area.
Your participation is voluntary. The survey will take 15 to 20 minutes. You may quit at any time. The results will be used for research purposes only. Surveymonkey.com provides anonymous data collection. Any risks associated with participating in this survey are minimal or nonexistent. The survey questions will be about the locations and dates when fox squirrels have been observed in a given area. No specific addresses will be requested.
My name is Dr. Matthew Brady at Lewis-Clark State College (LCSC) in Lewiston, Idaho. If you have questions, please contact me at (208) 792-2828 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Any photographs of the squirrels in your area would be greatly appreciated. They can be sent electronically to email@example.com or by mail:
Dr. Matthew Brady
Division of Natural Sciences
Lewis-Clark State College
500 8th Ave.
Lewiston, Idaho 83501
I will not keep any identifying information associated with photographs. These photos will be used strictly for squirrel identification.
If you have other questions about your rights, you may contact the Institutional Review Board of LCSC at (208) 792-2276.
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• You are at least 18 years of age