My name is Rachel Darvill and I am a Masters student in the Environment and Management program at Royal Roads University. I am conducting a research project in the Peace River region of British Columbia, and I am inviting you to participate in my research project.

We have created a survey and would like you to participate; to take the survey please visit:

(Through one of the survey participants, I learned today that the link sent to you yesterday (which needed for accessing the survey) is uniquely tied to your email address.  Therefore, only one user can access the survey using that link, which looked similar to this…http://fluidsurveys.com/s/youruseofnaturesservices/?code=mq8vtgrddd

If you do choose to forward the Nature’s Services survey on to interested parties, please be sure to use this link:


This link does NOT have a unique IP address and can therefore be accessed by multiple users even from the same location:)

The main objective of my research is to compare the use of ecosystem services across interest groups in your region. Ecosystem Services are those benefits that people receive from nature, such as food, water, scenic views, and recreational services. They are necessary for human well-being to persist.

Data collection for this research project will consist of an online survey, followed by mapping sessions, with a select number of participants. The survey will ask participants about their ecosystem service use within the Peace region.

Your name was chosen as a prospective participant because of your involvement or interest in the study area. You can choose to participate in either the survey or the mapping component, or both.

If you are interested in participating, please go to the survey link where you can find full details about the survey.

Additionally, please feel free to share this link with anyone who might be interested in participating.

Thank you!


Rachel Darvill, BSc, MSc candidate- Environment and Management
PO Box 663, Golden, BC, V0A 1H0
Ph: 250.344.4961