Your land and you

We need your help to make our efforts effective. We need to know about you, about your opinions, about your concerns – and most importantly, about your vision for land conservation in our region.

The following survey will take 5 minutes and will give us the information we need to evaluate the most important concerns of landowners within the Lake Placid Land Conservancy's focus areas.

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* 1. Optional contact information

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* 2. How many acres do you own (list total per set of contiguous parcels)? If you own more than one area over 10 acres, list number of acres per property).

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* 3. Have you sold any of your land in the last five years?

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* 4. Do you plan to sell your land in the next five years?

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* 5. Do you contemplate changing ownership in the future (within family or to friend)?

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* 6. Why do you own land?

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* 7. How long have you or your family owned this land?

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* 8. How are you likely to use your property in the next 20 years?

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* 9. If you were to sell your land, who would you likely sell to?

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* 10. Why would you sell your land?

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* 11. What is your primary residence in relation to your property in the focus area?

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* 12. Is the property owned jointly with other family members?

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* 13. Is the property owned jointly with a non-family member(s)?

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* 14. Is your property encumbered with any of the following?

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* 15. Do you own other land elsewhere?

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* 16. Which values are important to you about your property?

  Not a factor at all Not important Neutral Important Critically important
Place to live
Place to visit
Financial asset
Pass on to children
Preserve natural landscape and setting

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* 17. Which of the following land stewardship activities are you interested in? 

  Not interested Somewhat interested Neutral Interested Very interested
Controlling invasive species
Planting native vegetation
Developing a written land management plan
Restoring aquatic habitat
Enrolling in 480-A or other management plan
Placing a conservation easement on property

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* 18. What wildlife do you have personal interest in surveying or monitoring on your land?

  Not interested Somewhat interested Neutral Interested Very interested
Mammals, including game animals
Birds
Aquatic macro-invertebrates or fish
Invasive species
Plants
Insects

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* 19. How often do you discuss the following land management items with your family or neighbors?

  Never Every few years Annually Every few months
Use or management of your land
Future plans for your land
Land management programs
Conservation in general

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* 20. Have you ever received land management or conservation information from the following individuals or institutions?

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* 21. Why are you interested in land conservation?

  Not interested Somewhat interested Neutral Interested Very interested
Desire to keep land open
Tax deductions
Estate planning
Desire to protect special land features and wildlife
Avoid family conflicts about future use

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* 22. Which action(s) are consistent with your goals for the property?

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* 23. What special features of the property are important for you to protect?

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* 24. Are there any benefits of adjoining lands that are especially important to you (i.e. protected open space, forest land, scenic vistas, special land features, etc.). If any, please briefly describe:

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* 25. Are there any uses, or plans for, adjacent lands that especially concern you (i.e. subdivisions, developments, golf courses, commercial use, etc.) If any, please briefly describe:

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* 26. Now that you have participated in our workshop, select all of the following areas of interest that apply to you.

  Not interested Somewhat interested Neutral Interested Very interested
Learning more about land stewardship activities for your land
Enrolling in Partnership Monitoring for your land
Learning about Lake Placid Land Conservancy and/or land conservation in general
Learning about additional tax benefits to stewardship
Help with Trust Business or estate planning

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* 27. If you are interested in Partnership Monitoring, when would you want to start actively monitoring wildlife on your property?

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* 28. What didn’t we cover that you think we could have?

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