Goal of Survey: To identify the key issues, threats, & opportunities for Ohio’s forest resources across all ownership groups and urban and rural lands.

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* 1. Rate your level of concern for the following:

  Not Concerned Concerned Very Concerned
Availability of land for public recreation
Change in forest species composition (e.g., less oak)
Change in land ownership, including intergenerational transfer
Climate change
Conservation of biodiversity (plants & wildlife)
Conservation of soil & water resources
Control of wildfires (fire suppression)
Decline in reforestation
Decline in timber quality
Fragmentation or loss of forests
Parcelization and/or urbanization
Inadequate funding for conservation programs/organizations
Inadequate funding for land acquisitions or conservation easements
Insects and disease (including invasives like emerald ash borer & gypsy moth)
Insufficient number of loggers trained in best management practices
Insufficient technical support/resources for landowners/communities
Invasive plants
Lack of adequate forest management
Loss of fire-dependent species/communities
Low incentives to retain forests and/or manage them sustainably
Overpopulation of white-tailed deer
Poor timber harvesting practices
Poor timber markets
Property Tax Policies/Programs (e.g., Ohio Forest Tax Law, Current Agricultural Use Value)
Protecting public water supplies
Public awareness of forest benefits & services
Public opinion of forest management
Sustainable use of forest resources
Sustaining Ohio's forest product industry
Timber theft/trespass
Uncertainty about the credentials of forestry professionals
Uncoordinated delivery of conservation programs
Urban tree management (e.g., hazard trees, storm damage)
Wildlife habitat loss

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* 2. Please rank the five items that are of greatest concern to you:

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* 3. Please share any additional comments.

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