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First Edition: GFGS-Survey Summary of Results

Page history last edited by Kristina Ferrare 10 years, 1 month ago

The Good Forestry in the Granite State survey was developed to gather feedback from the New Hampshire forestry community on the first edition and ask for suggestions for the revised document. This feedback will guide the efforts of the steering committee.

 

The survey was available online using the web site www.surveymonkey.com. A link to the survey was prominently displayed on the Good Forestry web site www.goodforestry.org. Responses were collected from September 27, 2008 to December 15, 2008. Paper copies were available by mail by calling the University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension Forestry and Wildlife Program in Durham, New Hampshire.

 

The survey was promoted to the public via a statewide press release and local newsletters. The UNH Forestry and Wildlife Program website, www.nhwoods.org, featured a news release and link to the survey. Additionally, natural resource, landowner and conservation organizations within the state were alerted by email communication, which included a link to the online survey. The survey was also made available on paper at appropriate events during the data collection period, including the annual Tree Farm Field Day on September 27, 2008 and the Forest Health workshop on December 4, 2008. It was directly mailed to a subset of members of the Timber Harvesting Council. 

 

This page summarizes survey results. A PDF of the complete report, including a chapter by chapter evaluation of the first edition of Good Forestry in the Granite State, is available by clicking here. The PDF version also includes an appendix of responses to the open-ended questions. 

 

103 responses to the Good Forestry in the Granite State survey were collected.


Use of First Edition Manual

 

 

 

103 people responded to this question.


 

Rating of Information in First Edition

 

 

 

41 people responded to this question.

 

 

Uses of Good Forestry in the Granite State

 

 

How have you used Good Forestry in the Granite State? (check all that apply)

Answer Options

Response Frequency

Response Count

Timber management activities (timber sales, firewood cutting, road building, etc.)

78.6%

33

Habitat management activities

66.7%

28

Forest Stewardship plans

50.0%

21

Increase personal knowledge

78.6%

33

Educational activities

47.6%

20

Recreational activities (trails, etc.)

28.6%

12

 

42 people responded to this question.

 


Topics Missing from the First Edition

 

 

What topics are missing from GFGS that you would like to see included? (check all that apply)

Answer Options

Response Frequency

Response Count

Invasive plants

89.7%

35

Exotic insects

71.8%

28

Carbon sequestration

41.0%

16

Climate Change

43.6%

17

Non-timber forest products

61.5%

24

Harvesting Systems

69.2%

27

Educational activities

35.9%

14

Estate Planning/Conservation Easement

69.2%

27

 

39 people responded to this question.

 


Reasons for NOT using Good Forestry in the Granite State

 

 

If you DO NOT use Good Forestry in the Granite State, why not? (check all that apply)

Answer Options

Response Frequency

Response Count

Didn’t know it existed.

66.7%

26

I don’t have a copy.

43.6%

17

I just don’t think of using it.

7.7%

3

I tried but I don't like it.

2.6%

1

It's hard to find the information I need.

0.0%

0

I find the recommendations impractical.

2.6%

1

I pretty much know the information contained in the book and don’t need to refer to it.

7.7%

3

I use other sources of information.

23.1%

9

  

39 people responded to this question.

 

 

Respondent Profiles

 

Are you a: (check all that apply)

Answer Options

Response Frequency

Response Count

Landowner

56.6%

43

Forester

42.1%

32

Logger

13.2%

10

Educator

19.7%

15

Forest policy adviser

11.8%

9

Land trust staff/volunteer

13.2%

10

Conservation volunteer (Coverts Cooperator, Tree Steward, Land Steward, etc.)

22.4%

17

Conservation commission/planning board/other town volunteer

25.0%

19

Wildlife biologist

10.5%

8

Wetland scientist

2.6%

2

Soil scientist

0.0%

0

Other

19.7%

15

 

76 people responded to this question.


For the complete summary of survey responses, including a chapter by chapter evaluation of the first edition of Good Forestry in the Granite State, click here. This summary also includes an appendix with responses to the open-ended questions.

 

 

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