What is Human Dimensions?
We look at people as a major part of our wild ecosystem. We study what people's role is in the natural world.
The Human Dimensions Research Program conducts social science research in Colorado on various issues affecting wildlife management, species conservation and human-wildlife interactions for the Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW). We are dedicated to understanding the public’s perceptions of specific problems involving wildlife and natural resource management, as well as understanding individuals’ values, motivations to participate in wildlife management programs and recreation.
Our projects focus on integrating information about resource users and others with biological information about Colorado’s wildlife to make the most effective and efficient wildlife management decisions. Human Dimensions research can provide a useful source of information on the preferences and opinions of the public that helps cut through the noise and provides quantifiable data for planning, management and marketing decisions.
Our goal is to provide this information in response to specific management decisions, in order to maintain and enhance Colorado’s fish and wildlife resources and fish- and wildlife-based recreational opportunities.
Mike Quartuch Human Dimensions Specialist
1313 Sherman StDenver, CO 80203E-mail: Mike.Quartuch@state.co.us
The documents listed below are summaries of the results of recent projects completed in the Human Dimensions Research Program at the CPW. These summaries detail the goals of the research as well as key findings from the project.
If you would like further information on these projects, or to see the full technical reports or other research documents, please contact Mike Quartuch at Mike.Quartuch@state.co.us.