APPENDIX 1. Survey questions.

Q2. Which organizations or governmental entities interested in the Big Chino Water Project are you affiliated with?

Q4. Please check all roles that describe your participation in the proposed Big Chino Water Project: Activist, Business Owner, Concerned Citizen, Consultant, Elected Official, Engineer, Outdoor Recreationalist, Policy Maker, Scientist, Water Manager, Other.

Q6. Please rate how well you agree with each of the statements below. Scale for the question: Strongly Disagree, Slightly Disagree, Neutral, Slightly Agree, Strongly Agree.

Statements:

A. Use of the scientific method is the only certain way to determine what is true or false about the world.
B. The advance of knowledge is a linear process driven by key experiments.
C. Science provides objective knowledge about the world.
D. It is possible to eliminate values and value judgments from the interpretation of scientific data.
E. Facts describe true states of affairs about the worlds.
F. Scientists should only report scientific results and leave others to make natural resource management decisions.
G. Scientists should report scientific results and then interpret the results for others involved in natural resource decision making.
H. Scientists should work closely with managers and others to integrate scientific results in natural resource decision making.
I. Scientists should be responsible for making decisions about natural resource management

Q9. Please rate how well you agree with each of the statements below. Scale for the question: Strongly Disagree, Slightly Disagree, Neutral, Slightly Agree, Strongly Agree.

Statements:

A. We are approaching the limit to the number of people the earth can support.
B. Humans have the right to modify the natural environment to suit their needs.
C. Humans have the right to modify the natural environment to suit their needs.
D. When humans interfere with nature it often produces disastrous consequences.
E. Human ingenuity will ensure that we do NOT make the earth unlivable.
F. Humans are severely abusing the environment.
G. The earth has plenty of natural resources if we just learn how to develop them.
H. Plants and animals have as much right as humans to exist.
I.The balance of nature is strong enough to cope with the impacts of modern industrial nations.
J. Despite our special abilities humans are still subject to the laws of nature.
K. The so-called “ecological crisis” facing humankind has generally been greatly exaggerated.
L. The earth is like a spaceship with very limited room and resources.
M. Humans were meant to rule over the rest of nature.
N. The balance of nature is very delicate and easily upset.
O. Humans will eventually learn enough about how nature works to be able to control it.
P. If things continue on their present course, we will soon experience a major ecological catastrophe.

Q10. How frequently do you interact with each of the following people concerning the Big Chino Water Project? Interaction can occur through face to face contact, presentations, meetings, through mail, email, telephone, fax, or websites (when the author can be identified). Please include interactions already described above, as well. [Names not included for confidentiality purposes].

Q12. We hear a lot of talk these days about Liberals and Conservatives. I'm going to show you a seven-point scale on which the political views that people might hold are arranged from extremely Liberal--point 1--to extremely Conservative-- point 7. Where would you place yourself on this scale?