Indian River Lakes Conservancy Strategic Planning 2018
Introduction and Instructions

This year the Indian River Lakes Conservancy (IRLC) will celebrate its 20th anniversary as a land trust dedicated to conserving the Indian River watershed and its eighteen beautiful lakes. We would like for you to complete this short on-line survey to give us feedback as our Board and Staff develop a new strategic plan to carry us into the next 20 years.  This 10 minute survey is designed to help IRLC be more responsive to your interests and concerns, better informed, and better positioned for continued success. Your responses will be kept strictly confidential. Please keep in mind, there are no "right or wrong" answers. Thank you for completing this survey and for supporting our efforts to provide the community with the best possible programming and services. Together we can all help protect the land and lakes that we love.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact
James "Wylie" Huffman, III
Executive Director
(o) 315-482-4757
(Cell) 315-466-9338

Ø  Please complete by March 21, 2018
Ø  Help us generate the best results from the survey by answering every question to the best of your knowledge.   

* 1. Contact Information

* 2. In what role are you completing this survey? (Check all that apply)

* 4. Are you a seasonal or full-time lakeshore resident?

* 5. Describe one or two of the best outdoor experiences you or your family have had in the Indian River Lakes Region.

* 6. What kinds of recreational and educational activities have you experienced on IRLC Lands? (Check all that apply)

* 8. Which Citizen Science Activities do you enjoy?

* 9. Which Citizen Science Activities might you enjoy?

* 10. What are the most important areas in the IRLC region to protect?

* 11. What do you think are the top three challenges or threats facing the Indian River Lakes Conservancy?

* 12. Why are these top three challenges or threats facing the Indian River Lakes Conservancy?

* 13. What do you suggest that IRLC do to improve its overall performance and wellbeing in the coming 3-5 years?

* 14. What would you like to change about the IRLC?

* 15. What does the IRLC do well?

* 16. What do you consider the IRLC’s biggest weaknesses? Give (an) example(s).

* 17. What else would you like to know about the IRLC plans, programs, etc.?

* 18. Rank the IRLC's current areas of work in order of priority. (Rank 1 as the Highest and 9 as the lowest)

* 19. Tell us how the IRLC's current areas of work impact you, your family, and/or your friends.

  Positive Impact Neutral Impact Negative Impact
Adult Education
Youth Education
Land Preservation
Water Quality and Watershed Management
Lake Management Planning and Implementation
Managing Invasive Species
Outdoor Recreation
Habitat Rehabilitation and Protection
Trail Development

* 20. What do you want IRLC to do or focus on that it hasn't?

* 21. Which organizations should IRLC partner with for our mutual benefit?  Please provide examples.

* 22. Who are other people IRLC should be talking to, or connecting with during the strategic planning process?

* 23. How can IRLC better engage with local governments?

* 24. How do you think people perceive the IRLC and its work?

* 25. What are the most promising initiatives currently underway in the watershed or IRLC region, outside of IRLC's programs and work?

* 26. Who is/are leading the most promising initiatives currently underway in the watershed or IRLC region, outside of IRLC's programs and work?

* 27. Where did you hear about this survey?

* 28. Thank you for completing this Survey.   Please use this space to provide any comments or suggestions that you would like to share.