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The project logo Stream Health Initiative Stage 1: DISCOVER

The project logo Stream Health Initiative Stage 1: DISCOVER

Let's Discover Stream Health Together

In this first stage, we’d like to learn more about you, including your background and expertise, and the degree to which you’d like to contribute to this project. We’d also love to know which topics you feel are most important for us to focus on. 

Your responses will help us develop programs (like virtual lunch & learns and tours) that will enable our community to build a shared understanding of the challenges and opportunities associated with stream health in the rural area.

Which of the following groups do you identify with?

Please select all that apply.

Outdoor recreation enthusiast
60%
Rural Area landowner
52%
Rural Area resident
51%
Conservation advocate
48%
Forest owner
35%
Urban/Development Area resident
27%
Urban/Development Area landowner
14%
Conservation professional
12%
Farmer
11%
Other
11%
Business owner
9%
Forestry/ag professional
5%
Student
3%
Developer
0%
Closed to responses | 217 Responses
Where do you live?

Your response is not required but will help us understand what geographic parts of our community are, or are not, represented.

Do you have any prior involvement in the Stream Health project (from 2017-2020)?

Please select all that apply.

I was not involved.
87%
Online survey
5%
Stakeholder meeting: Conservation Community
4%
Other
4%
Public meetings
3%
Stakeholder meeting: Farming/Forestry Community
2%
Stakeholder meeting: Development Community
0%
Closed to responses | 203 Responses
What topics would you like to learn more about?

This will help us understand your interests so we can develop educational materials and events for the Stream Health project.

Please select all that apply.

Current watershed conditions
66%
Stream restoration
66%
Existing County water quality policies, requirements, and programs
63%
Ecology of streams and riparian corridors
59%
Riparian buffers – science and management
53%
Forest management & water quality
48%
Existing regional/state water quality policies and roles
44%
Land conservation programs
42%
Landowner financial assistance (cost share) related to stream health
37%
Rural Area planning
34%
Recreation & water quality
33%
Agriculture & water quality
31%
Construction & water quality
29%
Case studies
21%
Other
4%
Closed to responses | 202 Responses
Are you interested in improving stream health in Albemarle County?

Please identify which of the following ways you might like to participate in the Stream Health Initiative project. You may select more than one response.

Responses will help us gauge the level of interest, and are not seen as commitments.

Note: The Work Group has been formed and is no longer listed in this response set.

OBSERVER: I would like to attend educational programs and receive updates about project.
72%
CONTRIBUTOR: I would like to participate in meetings and discussions.
44%
AMBASSADOR: I would like to share information about the project back and forth between my community or organization and the project team.
26%
TECHNICAL EXPERT: I am a subject matter expert in some aspect of stream health and may be willing to participate in presentations and panel discussions.
8%
Other
7%
Closed to responses | 191 Responses
What is the best way for us to communicate?

Due to the challenges and limitations of the pandemic, we are striving to provide multiple options for public participation and tailor them to your needs.

Please let us know which options are available for you to participate.

COMPUTER or TABLET WITH INTERNET ACCESS: I am able to participate in virtual events and access online materials.
90%
POSTAL MAIL: I am able to receive project materials in the mail.
49%
SMART PHONE: I am able to participate in virtual events and access online materials.
48%
TEXT MESSAGING: I am able to participate in text-based questionnaires.
43%
TELEPHONE: I am able to call in to participate in a virtual event.
33%
Other
2%
Closed to responses | 204 Responses
Who else should be involved?

Our goal is to make this process as inclusive as possible, so please provide the names of any people, groups, or organizations you feel should be invited to participate in this project.

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What did we miss?

Please share any additional thoughts here to help us plan future stream health discussions.

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