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This research study investigates what motivates individuals to seek degrees and careers in natural resources related disciplines. Information about what motivates individuals for degrees and careers in this area provides valuable insight into how universities can best recruit and retain students in natural resources disciplines and may also help employers better understand how to retain employees in these fields. We are seeking responses from undergraduate and graduate students as well as faculty in natural resources programs.

If you agree to participate in this survey you will be asked 1) demographic information about yourself and your family, 2) about experiences that you may have or did shape your interest in natural resources, and 3) about issues that may or did motivate your career choice(s).

You must be at least 18 years old to participate in this research.

All data collected in this survey will be treated with strict confidence. Your participation in this study is anonymous. Your privacy will be protected to the maximum extent allowable by law. All research data will be stored on password protected computers located in the project investigators locked offices. Survey results may be analyzed for publication in professional journals or for presentation at professional conferences.

Participation is voluntary. You have complete freedom to discontinue the study at any time without penalty. If at any point you feel any discomfort with questions in this survey please do not hesitate to stop.

Clicking the NEXT button on the bottom of this page indicates your consent to participate in this survey.

If you have any questions about this study feel free to contact:
Dr. Kelly Millenbah
480 Wilson Road
13 Natural Resources Building
Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824-1222

If you have questions or concerns about your role and rights as a research participant, would like to obtain information or offer input, or would like to register a complaint about this study, you may contact, anonymously if you wish, the MSU’s Human Research Protection Program at 517-355-2180, Fax 517-432-4503, or e-mail irb@msu.edu or regular mail at 207 Olds Hall, MSU, East Lansing, MI 48824.

Thank you for your participation!