Natural Resource Survey | Dickinson Conservation District | 2020
Every 5 years, our District completes a Natural Resource Assessment in order to help us better meet and serve the natural resource needs of our county and its residents. For the year 2020, the District is seeking public feedback in order to complete this process and develop our plan of work.
We want to hear from you!
All responses will be kept anonymous.
Please complete this survey by December 31, 2020.
What is your five digit zip code?
How long have you lived in Dickinson County?
Less than 1 year
How much property do you own in Dickinson County?
1 acre or less
Over 100 acres
How would you describe the setting in which you live or own property?
Urban (City or Town)
Rural Residential (Lots of about 3-5 acres)
Farm (produce livestock or crops for sale)
Rural (non-farm acreage, camp, forested land more than 10 acres)
Question 5 - Land Use
Please select the top THREE (3) Land Use issues that you think will be of concern over the next 5 years in Dickinson County
Loss of farmland/urban sprawl
Revitalization of urban downtown areas
Adequate planning/zoning for growth & development by local governments
Lack of access to public lands
Management & maintenance of parks and natural areas
Increasing impervious (paved) surfaces
Fragmentation effects on forest resource management
Question 6 - Water Quality
Please select the top THREE (3) Water Quality issues that you think will be of concern over the next 5 years in Dickinson County
Residential pollution (fertilizer, pesticide, erosion)
Agricultural pollution (fertilizer, pesticide, erosion)
Industrial pollution (chemical, thermal, waste, etc.)
Groundwater supply protection
Storm water management
Effects of climate change on water levels
Loss of wetlands
Recreational impacts (jet skis, ORVs, etc)
Aquatic Invasive Species (Eurasian Watermilfoil, Zebra Mussels, etc)
Lake management & surface water quality
Stream connectivity (impacts of barriers & dams)
Stream crossing contributions to sedimentation
Question 7 - Wildlife & Habitat
Please select the top THREE (3) Wildlife & Habitat issues that you think will be of concern in the next 5 years in Dickinson County
Development & fragmentation of habitat
Over abundant wildlife & habitat/crop damage
Decreasing wildlife numbers & biodiversity
Wetland preservation, restoration
Protection of threatened & endangered species
Fish population management
Forest pests & diseases
Invasive plants & animals
Recreational impacts (ORVs, bikes, speedboats, etc)
Preservation of connected natural systems
Impacts of climate change on plants & animals
Please indicate your recycling habits:
I recycle the following regularly (select all that apply):
Compact fluorescent lightbulbs
Other recycling habits:
I recycle occasionally or only the items for which I receive cash back
I don't recycle
I recycle regularly
If you DON'T recycle, please indicate why not (select all that apply):
Distance to facility
Hours of operation
Lack of space
Lack of knowledge about what is recyclable
Benefits and integrity of local recycling activities is unclear
Would you be willing to pay more to have curbside recycling? If so, what amount per year?
YOUR Natural Resources
How do you utilize natural resources for recreation purposes? Please select all that apply from the list below
Depend on well for drinking supply
Lakefront property owner
Renewable energy source (wind, water, biofuel)
Bird or Wildlife watching
Depend on well water for irrigation
Boating, kayaking, canoeing, jet skiing
Timber or firewood harvest
Harvest other (berries, mushrooms, etc)
What sources do you prefer to use to keep informed about news and information concerning natural resource issues in Dickinson County? (Select all that apply)
Word of mouth
Social Media (Facebook, Instagram)
Conservation District Email Newsletter
On a scale of 1 to 10, how would you rate your knowledge of environmental issues?
What types of environmental groups or activities are you involved in (if any):
What do you feel are the most important conservation practices or services offered that you feel the Dickinson Conservation District should focus on in the next 5 years?
Would you like to be added to the Dickinson Conservation District email list to receive news, updates, events, volunteer opportunities, or sales information? (If yes, please add email address below)
Do you have any additional comments or concerns that you would like to share with us?
THANK YOU for completing this survey! Your input is very important to us!
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