Human Dimensions Research

What is Human Dimensions research?

The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation (ODWC) incorporates human dimensions data into decisions being made by the Department. Human Dimensions of Wildlife Management research focuses on collecting information about people (humans). These data are often collected from hunters, anglers, and those that love the outdoors, and typically focuses on beliefs, attitudes, and values. The data may also help us understand activity motivations and barriers, as well as preferences, expectations, and satisfaction with how the Wildlife Department manages the outdoors in Oklahoma.  

This data is collected in a number of ways but most often is collected through surveys, public comment, or focus groups.

Were You Recently Contacted About a Survey for the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation?

The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation has contracted with Responsive Management to conduct a statewide study of Oklahoma residents to measure opinions on issues related to nature and wildlife. The results of this study will be used to assist our agency in better serving the interests of and communicating with Oklahoma residents.

If you are contacted about this study for the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation, either via phone or online, please consider participating in the study to assist the Department in better understanding opinions on and attitudes toward nature, wildlife, and our related programs and efforts. You may receive a phone call at home or on your cell phone for this study, and it will be from an Oklahoma City (405 area code) phone number.

If you have any questions about the study, please contact ODWC Human Dimensions Specialist Betsey York at or 405-521-4605.

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We also partner and fund projects through universities, which support masters or phD projects for human dimensions researchers! 

Questions? Please contact Betsey York, ODWC Human Dimensions Specialist