Adam M. Wellstead, Debra J. Davidson, Richard C. Stedman
This report provides an overview of findings from the Prairie Adaptation Research Collaborative project, Assessing the Potential for Policy Responses to Climate Change. The authors use a number of social science methods to examine the policy making process in the Prairie agriculture, forestry, and water sectors. A web-based survey of 800 decision-makers examined their policy belief structure, their attitudes towards climate change issues and risk, and their network structures. The results reveal that competing policy belief structures do exist and may prove important in determining the future direction of climate change policies.