Sooke Human-Bear Conflict Survey

Survey for Residents of Sooke Regarding Human-Bear Conflict Management 

Hello Sooke resident,


We are undergraduate students in the School of Environment and Sustainability at Royal Roads University. You are invited to participate in our human-bear conflict management research project by completing this survey.


The purpose of our research is to better understand the human-bear conflict issues in Sooke, BC. With the information gathered, we hope to put together a management plan to help the residents of Sooke decide on ways that they can reduce human-bear conflicts. The project is funded by Wild Wise Sooke and sponsored by Royal Roads University. You may verify the authenticity of this project by contacting Dr. Jonathan Moran by email ( or telephone (250-391-2600 ext. 4314).


The survey is expected to take approximately 10 minutes to complete. The questions will be related to human-bear interaction in Sooke.


In addition to submitting our final report to Royal Roads University as partial fulfillment for a BSc in Environmental Science, we will also be sharing our research findings with Wild Wise Sooke. Wild Wise Sooke will use the research findings to advise on human-bear conflict mitigation strategies in Sooke. The research results will be published in the form of a major project report.


No identifying information will be collected in the survey. You must be 19 years of age or older to participate, and your participation is completely voluntary. If you choose to participate, your response cannot be withdrawn once the survey is submitted. 


By submitting this survey, you are indicating your agreement to participate in this project. In doing so, you are not waiving any legal rights.


The survey results will be summarized in anonymous format in the final report. All documentation will be kept strictly confidential. The raw data gathered from this survey will be retained until August 2018, at which time it will be destroyed. 


We are happy to answer any questions you may have before proceeding. Please send your questions to us at


This research project has been approved by the RRU Research Ethics Board. If you have any questions regarding your rights as a research participant, please contact the Office of Research Ethics at; 1-250-391-2600 ext. 4425. 


Thank you for your time,


Adrian Erickson, Meghan Coleman, Curtis Hanna, and Taryn Angus

There are 16 questions in this survey.

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