Jefferson Land Trust is considering creating a Conservation Burial wildland cemetery and a Memorial Forest for scattering ashes. To help us decide whether to proceed with the projects, we're asking for your feedback.

Definitions: 

Conservation Burial Wildland Cemetary: A conservation burial wildland cemetery has dual purposes: providing a final resting place and improving the health and beauty of the land. No embalming chemicals are used and all burial materials are biodegradable. The property is generally in need of rehabilitation at the start. It then will be re-wilded to a natural state, which will be protected as a cemetery in perpetuity. 

Memorial Forest: A memorial forest is a designated area of a natural woodland for returning cremated remains to the earth. The land will be protected in perpetuity by Jefferson Land Trust. 

Both conservation burial wildland cemeteries and memorial forests are places for family and friends to come to honor and remember a loved one in a natural setting.  


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* 1. For final arrangements for yourself or a loved one, indicate whether you would consider:

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Burial in a traditional cemetery in a casket
Burial in a traditional cemetery in an urn with ashes
Scattering of ashes in a personally special location
Conservation Burial in a wildland cemetery
Memorial Forest for ashes

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* 2. What is the longest travel time from your home to the Conservation Burial wildland cemetery or Memorial Forest site that you would consider?

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* 3. If you are interested (even if not decided) in Conservation Burial, how important do you consider the following features to be at the actual site:

  Very important Somewhat important Neutral Not very important Not at all important
Natural beauty of the location
As quiet as possible – minimize road and air traffic noise
Rehabilitation of the property to a natural state
Graves accessible to those with limited mobility in at least a portion of the wildland cemetery
Graves available in more natural/wild settings in at least a portion of the wildland cemetery
Grave markers available to those who want them
Conservation Burial and Memorial Forest located on the same property in case you and your loved one have different preferences for a final resting place

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* 4. What is the likelihood you or a family member would use conservation burial as an end of life option?

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* 5. I would consider Conservation Burial:

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* 6. If you are interested (even if not decided) in Memorial Forest, how important do you consider the following features to be at the actual site:

  Very important Somewhat important Neutral Not very important Not at all important
Natural beauty of the location
As quiet as possible – minimize road and air traffic noise
Rehabilitation of the property to a natural state
Final resting place accessible to those with limited mobility in at least a portion of the wildland cemetery
Final resting place available in more natural/wild settings in at least a portion of the wildland cemetery
A marker with the person’s name located at the specific tree where the ashes were scattered
Conservation Burial and Memorial Forest located on the same property in case you and your loved one have different preferences for a final resting place

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* 7. What is the likelihood you or a family member would use memorial forest as an end of life option?

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* 8. I would consider Memorial Forest:

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* 9. If you are interested in being kept informed and would like to be on an email list, please provide your name and email address below; if not, please scroll down to the next question

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* 10. Where do you live?

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* 11. What is your age group?

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* 12. What is your relationship with Jefferson Land Trust?

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