Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units Program: Nebraska
Education, Research and Technical Assistance for Managing Our Natural Resources

Nebraska Project

Assessment of angler satisfaction in the mainstem Missouri River, Nebraska

August 2021 - December 2023


Participating Agencies

  • Nebraska Game and Parks Commission

Satisfaction generally is as an attitude-like judgment following an event based on pre-event expectations. The confirmation or disconfirmation of expectations is the essential determinant of satisfaction. In many cases, experience-based norms derived from past personal experiences or information received from influential acquaintances determine the pre-event expectations. We will employ several approaches (in-person creel surveys, mail surveys) to quantify anglers’ expectations as a basis for understanding stated satisfactions. Further, we will ask questions targeted at general knowledge about Bighead and Silver carps and general understanding of potential consequences of human-mediated spread; similar questions will also be asked of a random draw for the general public.