[Fosc] invasive species survey

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Fri Apr 4 08:30:46 PDT 2008


> From: "Lynn Kutner" <Lynn_Kutner at natureserve.org>
> Date: April 3, 2008 12:04:13 PM PDT
> To: <aliens-l at indaba.iucn.org>
> Subject: [Aliens-L] SURVEY: CEC Invasives Survey - reminder
> Reply-To: <aliens-l at indaba.iucn.org>
>
> Many many thanks to those of you who have responded to this survey and
> forwarded the survey information on to your data partners and users.
>
> Your help is hugely appreciated and your input is critical to this
> project!
>
> The response so far has been great, but we are looking for as many
> responses as possible, so have decided to extend the survey 
> deadline to
> Friday April 11, 2008.
>
> Thank you for taking the time to respond!
>
> Lynn
>
>
>
> Lynn Kutner
> NatureServe
> phone: (703) 797-4804
> email:  lynn_kutner at natureserve.org
> http://www.natureserve.org/
>
>
> _____________________________________________
>
> Dear Colleague:
>
> NatureServe Canada and NatureServe have been requested by the 
> Commission
> for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) (http://www.cec.org/), an
> international organization created by Canada, Mexico and the United
> States under the North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation
> (NAAEC) to develop profiles for these three nations of Invasive Alien
> Species (IAS) data systems, the users of these data and their 
> needs. An
> important outcome of this survey will be identification of the unmet
> needs for IAS data and barriers to accessing and sharing the data. The
> CEC will use this information to target removal of the barriers and to
> make more information widely available to combat the impacts and 
> spread
> of IAS.
>
> To accomplish these goals, we have developed an online survey to 
> collect
> information from both providers and users. We are asking two things of
> you:
>
> 1.    Contribute your knowledge of IAS data, systems, and users, by
> following this link and responding to the survey (see below for 
> what to
> expect in the survey):
>
> http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=nOVZcD_2brGR2HUBWKRSTfkw_3d_3d
>
> 2.   Help this survey reach as many people as possible in the IAS
> community in Canada, Mexico and the United States, by forwarding this
> email to your organization's major IAS data partners and/or collectors
> as well as people and/or organizations who use your (or other) IAS 
> data.
>
>
> IAS data users can potentially include: land managers (wildlife
> biologists, forest managers; natural areas stewards), policy-makers,
> regulators (issue permits), early detection monitoring efforts, 
> land use
> or development planners, researchers, or educators.
>
> When you forward the email, please include us on the CC so we can know
> how the survey request has been disseminated.
>
> We request that you please complete the survey by April 4, 2008.
>
> If you have any questions, concerns, or insights about the survey,
> please contact Lynn Kutner at lynn_kutner at natureserve.org.
>
> What to expect in the Survey:
>
> The Survey has several sections and has been designed to let you
> automatically skip sections that are not relevant to you as a user or
> provider of IAS data.
>
> The Survey includes a small number of required questions that are
> clearly indicated with an asterisk (*). However, we ask for your help
> with answering all the questions that you are able to.
>
> Survey Contents:
> 1)    Introduction
> 2)    Glossary / Definitions of terms used in the survey
> 3)    General Information (users and providers)
> 4)    Data Users (users only)
> 5)    Data Providers (providers only)
> 6)    Data Providers II - questions from the Heinz Center "Non-Native
> Species Database Survey" (providers only, can skip if previously
> responded to that survey)
> 7)    Standards and Data Models (users and providers)
> 8)    Technical (users and providers)
> And one final question asking for your comments.
>
> Acknowledgements: This survey builds on previous surveys conducted by
> the Global Invasive Species Information Network (GISIN) and the Heinz
> Center for Science, Economics and the Environment. Many thanks to 
> these
> organizations for sharing their survey materials and insights.
>
> If you have questions about this CEC IAS project, or would like to be
> informed of the results, please contact Judy Soule
> (judy_soule at natureserve.org; 703-908-1828).
>
> Thank you in advance for your help and cooperation by responding to 
> this
> survey.
>
> Lynn
>
>
> Lynn Kutner
> NatureServe
> phone: (703) 797-4804
> email:  lynn_kutner at natureserve.org
> http://www.natureserve.org/
>
>


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