* 1. The Minnesota Women’s Woodland Network (MNWWN) and the University of Minnesota are conducting a KAP (knowledge, attitudes and practices) survey of women woodland owners in Minnesota. The purpose of this survey is to learn about how women currently manage their woodlands, their information needs, and their views about owning or co-owning wooded property. The survey results will help the MNWWN to develop new programs to meet the needs and interests of women woodland owners. Your responses will be held in complete confidence. If you have any questions about the survey please contact Karlyn Eckman, Department of Forest Resources, University of Minnesota at 612 625-6781 or by email (eckma001@umn.edu).

We ask that the person in your household completing this questionnaire be a woman over the age of 18. If there are two women woodland owners in your household, each can take the survey.

Have you participated in any Minnesota Women's Woodland Network events or activities in the past? Check only one response.

* 2. How many acres of woodland do you own in Minnesota? Check only one response.

* 3. How long have you owned your woodland in Minnesota? Check only one response. If you have more than one woodland property, please note how long you have owned each in the comment box below.

* 4. How did you acquire your woodland? If you own more than one parcel, consider the property where you spend the most time or are the most active. Check only one response.

* 5. Is your home (primary residence) on or within a mile of any of your woodland property in Minnesota? Check only one response.

* 6. Why do you own your woodland? Check all that apply.

* 7. How do you use your woodland? Check all that apply.

* 8. How much time do you spend on your woodland? Check only one response.

* 9. Which category below best describes your ownership? Check only one response.

* 10. Do you have a written forest management or stewardship plan for any of your woodland in Minnesota? Check only one response.

* 11. If you have a plan, who worked with the planner? Check all that apply.

* 12. What help have you received in managing your woodland? Check all that apply.

* 13. Which of the following woodland management practices have occurred on your property in Minnesota in the past five years? Check one box per row.

  Yes No No, but am interested in learning more about this activity
Harvesting trees for personal use
Harvesting trees for sale
Forest tree planting
Removing invasive species
Protection of streams and wetlands during logging operations
Improving wildlife habitat (leaving snags; planting trees for food or habitat)
Removing vegetation and debris to reduce fire hazard

* 14. Who makes the management decisions, such as whether or not to harvest trees, for your woodland in Minnesota? Check all that apply

* 15. How do you feel about who makes decisions about managing your woodland? Check only one response.

* 16. Do your goals and values conflict with others who own or share the property? Check only one response.

* 17. The next few questions are general knowledge questions about Minnesota's forests. We ask these questions to assess people's understanding about woodland health so that we can develop informational and educational materials for woodland owners.

How important are woodlands to the larger ecosystem? Check one box per row.

  Very important Somewhat important Neutral Not very important Not important Don't know
Maintains clean lakes and rivers
Provides shelter and food for wildlife
Reduces the impacts of climate change
Connects woodland habitats

* 18. Minnesota was once covered with mature White Pines, and today many landowners are trying to re-establish White Pine seedlings on their property. What are some problems that can occur when planting White Pine in Minnesota? Check all that apply.

* 19. Which exotic invasive species pose a threat to woodlands in Minnesota? Check all that apply.

* 20. Which of the following can improve habitat for wildlife (birds, mammals, reptiles)? Check all that apply.

* 21. Do you have any of the following concerns about your woodland? Check all that apply.

* 22. What are impediments to you in managing your woodland? Check all that apply.

* 23. Do you participate in any of the following programs? Please check the appropriate box in each row.

  Yes No Not yet, but am interested in learning more about this activity
Forest management plan
Conservation reserve program
A cost-share incentive with a local unit of government
Conservation easement
Family legacy (have a plan to pass the land to future generations)
Financial planning
Tax planning for estate
Tax or incentive program

* 24. Who do you trust as a source of information about woodland management? Check all that apply.

* 25. Which of the following are you interested in learning more about? Check all that apply.

* 26. How do you like to learn? Check all that apply.

* 27. If attending a workshop or training in a classroom or in the field, do you prefer the instructor to be:

* 28. Have you been involved with any of the following? Check all that apply.

  No involvement Have attended an event Am a volunteer Am a current member
Minnesota Forestry Association
Local lake association
Local government (township or local board)
Tree farm
Future Farmers of America
Forestry cooperative or other cooperative
Local garden club, Master Gardeners or Master Naturalists
Book club
Church group

* 29. How could the Minnesota Women's Woodland Network better serve you? Check all that apply.

* 30. Are you interested in any of the following roles with the Minnesota Women's Woodland Network? Check all that apply.

* 31. Please describe your accessibility to computers and the Internet. Check only one response.

* 32. May we contact you again to share updates and information about the Minnesota Women's Woodland Network? We will not share your name with any other institution, and will keep your contact information in complete confidence.

* 33. Is there anything else you would like to comment on about your woodland?

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