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* 1. What is your age

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* 2. What is your Zip Code?

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* 3. Select five (5) benefits of natural resources that are most important to you (i.e. forests, open meadows, wetlands, streams, and steep slopes)

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* 4. How important to you is it that the Town of New Castle maintain, manage and conserve its natural resources including forests, open meadows, wetlands, streams and promote a healthy natural environment?

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* 5. Current laws, regulations, and zoning within the Town of New Castle are effective in protecting natural resources within the community including streams, wetlands, forests, meadows, and street trees.

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* 6. The Town should protect more natural/open space through expansion (or establishment) of parks, nature preserves, and conservation easements.

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* 7. The Town of New Castle should do more to protect the integrity and quality of natural resources within the town boundaries.

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* 8. The Town of New Castle should expand the regulated buffer area of natural resources including ponds, streams, wetlands.

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* 9. Should the Town add buffer protection for additional resources not
subject to buffer regulations like forests, and open meadows  present within the town boundaries

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* 10. In the last five years, have you participated in or reported data to a community science project? Examples include FrogWatch, Monarch Joint Venture, Christmas Bird Count, Project FeederWatch, NYSDEC/Teatown Volunteer glass eel counts, NYSDEC/Bedford Amphibian Migrations & Road Crossings Project etc.

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* 11. In the last five years, how many times have you participated in events such as volunteer plantings (e.g. Gedney Park Tree and/or Groundcover planting events organized by the Conservation Board), invasive species management efforts (e.g. New Castle Vine Squad), or other outreach related to natural resources management or monitoring.

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* 12. In the last five years have you contributed observations through the following on-line community science databases:

  Yes No
iNaturalist
eBird
HerpMapper
iMapInvasives
NY Amphibian & Reptile Survey

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* 13. If you answered “Yes” to contributing observations though iNaturalist, are you a contributing member to the “Westchester County Biodiversity Project”?

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* 14. Over the last five years, approximately how many observations per year have you submitted to online community science databases?

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* 15. How important to you is it that your community science observations be incorporated into research, conservation, or management efforts?

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* 16. How likely would you be to contribute community science observations if you knew that your contributions were being used to inform conservation, management, or planning efforts?

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* 17. How likely would you be to participate in community science programs if they were initiated by the Town of New Castle? For example, a specific project through NYSDEC Amphibian Migration & Road Crossings Project.

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