Courageous Lake Project - Social and Economic Sciences Research

Regions: Dehcho Region, North Slave Region, South Slave Region

Tags: social sciences, land use, economic baseline, resource use

Principal Investigator: Duthie, Andrew (5)
Licence Number: 15080
Organization: Rescan Environmental Services Ltd.
Licenced Year(s): 2012 2011
Issued: Jun 05, 2012

Objective(s): The objectives of this research are to build up baseline reports on the social/economic and land and resource use conditions in the research area.

Project Description: The objectives of this research are to build up baseline reports on the social/economic and land and resource use conditions in the research area.

For the interview-based research:
Length of interviews - typically lasting approximately an hour, longer interviews would be confirmed in advance out of respect for people's schedules.
Type of Interviews - Personal interviews are carried out wherever possible, and if people are not available, then telephone interviews would be employed if acceptable to the participant. Email, phone, or mail follow up would be employed to clarify information or address any pertinent matters.

Some focus groups may be employed if it is felt that additional information could be obtained, and where participants are interested, that could collect group information.Open houses could be employed to raise general awareness about the project or to solicit, non-sensitive information that participants would be willing to share in a public arena.

Interview Methodology:
One and one and focus groups will be undertaken with a clearly laid out and easily understandable format. They will be driven by standard methodology, clearly laid out processes, prior and informed consent, explanation as to the purpose, methodology, information/confidentiality management, and final disposition of the information gathered. Intended participants are those involved in various roles within the community, such as community/territory governance, community health and well-being, policing, education, employers, land and resource users, hunters, gatherers, trappers, guide-outfitters, commercial recreation operators. Recruitment of individuals for the interviews will be carried out by web search and referral.

Community Field Researchers may be retained, where possible and required. Capacity training and development will be incorporated into the work plan.

Public meetings for information exchange and project status updates will be held at milestone points of the project. Information will also be provided on Seabridge's company website. Additional communication through letter, email, company website, and phone can be made to identified government, stakeholder and interested parties.

The fieldwork for this study will be conducted from June 5, 2012 to December 31, 2012.