Sweet Owen Woodlands Network
Thank you for joining the Sweet Owen Woodlands Network (SOWN).

We are a Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area in Owen County, Indiana. CISMAs are grassroots organizations that are formed to tackle invasive species at the local level. They can help partners to prioritize invasive management, cross landownership boundaries to survey and control invasive plants, and provide local education and outreach on invasive species.

Please complete this survey as a new member to help us get to know you better and aid in prioritizing our action plan.

TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF
Question 1 of 13
1. I would describe myself as (mark all that apply): *
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Question 2 of 13
2. Rank your general knowledge of invasive plant species in the County. *
None
Very knowledgeable
Question 3 of 13
3a. Do you currently manage invasive species on your property OR as part of your job? *
3b. If you answered yes, what type(s) of invasives do you manage? (Mark all that apply.)
Question 4 of 13
4. What areas would you be interested in learning to manage for invasives? (Mark all that apply.)
COMMUNITY KNOWLEDGE & AREA INVASIVES
We understand that some survey takers are more aware of local invasive species issues than others. Most of the following questions are optional, so feel free to skip any questions if you don't know how to answer them.
Question 5 of 13
5a. Are you aware of any current or past efforts in the County to manage invasives?
5b. If you answered yes, please explain Who, Where, and/or What Species.
Your answer
Question 6 of 13
6. In your opinion, how aware is the general community of the threat posed by invasives?
Not aware at all
Very Aware
Question 7 of 13
7. Which invasive threats do you see as the biggest problem in our area?
Use following drop down menus to rank your top 3.
7a. Number 1 (biggest problem)
If you chose other, please explain:
Your answer
7b. Number 2
If you chose other, please explain:
Your answer
7c. Number 3
If you chose other, please explain:
Your answer
Question 8 of 13
8. Which invasive species do you think are the biggest problem or threat to our County?
Check all that apply.
List of Species
If you answered other above, please list the species here.
Your answer
STRATEGIC PLANNING FOR SOWN
Question 9 of 13
9. Invasive species can include plants, animals, or insects, and can be terrestrial (on land) or aquatic (in water). Do you think our new CISMA should focus only on terrestrial invasive plants, or include multiple invasive species in addition to terrestrial plants?
Question 10 of 13
10. What activities would you most like to see from a new CISMA? Please mark your top 2 choices, then any additional activities you would also like in the third column.
Choice 1 (mark only one)
Choice 2 (mark only one)
Additional selections (optional)
Education/outreach at events
Create invasive plant brochures or other publications
Create invasive awareness signs for public areas
Invasive ID training
Invasive control training
Invasive plant survey/inventory of public lands (such as road surveys)
Invasive plant surveys of private lands
Small control projects like volunteer workdays
Large control projects for public lands
Large control projects for private lands
OTHER (describe below)
If you marked OTHER above, please describe:
Your answer
Question 11 of 13
11. As our new CISMA starts, we will be looking for leaders, volunteers, and experts. Mark any of the following that you are able to help with, or if you would just like to be on our email list: *
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Question 12 of 13
It's so hard to find a time that works well for everyone to meet! Please let us know which are the best days and times for you. We plan to meet once a month.
12. Good times to meet
2nd week, before lunch
2nd week, after 5pm
3rd week, before lunch
3rd week, after 5pm
4th week, before lunch
4th week, after 5pm
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Question 13 of 13
13. Please provide your contact info
If you marked any of the boxes in question 11 and would like to help with our new CISMA, or just be added to our email list, please provide your name and contact info so we can reach you:
Name:
Your answer
Affiliation:
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Email:
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Phone (optional):
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Mailing address (optional):
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Please feel free to list any additional comments, suggestions, or questions you have. Thank you for taking this survey!
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