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Boston University Land Use Study

Boston University Land Use Study

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A survey sent out to Massachusetts land owners to get information that will enable the State to implement Agenda 21
A survey sent out to Massachusetts land owners to get information that will enable the State to implement Agenda 21

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Published by: Hal Shurtleff on Jun 28, 2012
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Boston
University
College
of
Arts
&
Scieru::esDepartment
of
Geography
and Environment
675
Commonwealth Avenue
Boston,
Massachusetts 02215
Dear
A
few
\~"eeks
ago
we sent you a
shott
questionnaire
about
your awareness some different land
options.
To
the best
< : ) f Q l l t ~ ~
it.has
not
yet
been returned.
The
questionnaires
that
have
been
ret'J.-<neci
so far
ha~-e
pro,;"ided
important
and
useful information:
about Massachusetts landowners their zwareness some
of
the ootions available
to
them
when
making
impOrtant
decisions
aMut
land.
Many
people have shared
their
thoughts.
We think the
results are
going
to
be
very
mear'i~-fu1
for the future
of
Massachusetts.We are
writing
again because importance
that
your questionnaire has
for
helping us
get
accurate results. Yau are one
of
a.
small number
of
landowners
chosen
at
random
from your
town
to
receive this questionna.ire.
In
order for the results
to
be
truly
representative
of
landowner awareness
across Massachusetts,
it
is
essential each household
to
complete
and return
this
short
questionnaire.
It
should take
no
more
than 10
mlt''1utes
of
your
time.
Your responses are completely
anonymous
confidential.
FoDov.-"ing
this questionnaire,
no
one
will
contact
YOu
and
you
will
not
be asked
t..o
~oin
any
programs.
Your
respomes
,\\lill
be
combined'lNithresponses from other Massachusetts landowners, and used
in
a way
that
individual.
respooses
cannot
be
identified.
We hive enclosed a replacement questionnaire for
your
convenience, which
"\lre
hope
you
will
complete
and .retum. We would be happy
to
answer any questions you
might
have. Please
feel
free
to
write,
can.
or
e-mail.
Thank
you verymuch foryour
time
ar..o.
help:
AnneSoort
Assistant Professor617-353-4352;agshort@bu.edu 
 
Woodland Owner Questionnaire 
SECTIQN
1;
CbaptU61
1.
How much
would
you
say
you
know
about
the
Massachusetts'
Chapter
61
current
use
programs(61,
61A
and
61B)?Circle
a
number
from
the
scale below:
Not
heard
of
Nothing
at
all
SomE
a
101
Agreot
deal
1
2
3
4
5
2. Please indicate whether the
follo\N1ng
s+..atements
are
fme
or false
Tor
F.
If
you
do
not
circle
Don't
/cn(}1lV;
C.
Chapter
61B
prohibits commercial
of
trees
on
my
l:&n:i
T F Don" know
--'
..
-.-.-.,----,,-,.,--
..
- - - - - - . , . - . ~ - - , , - - . - . - - - ~ - - - - - -
...•
_
.
,--_._._-,---_.
' ~ ' - - - - ~ - - - -
D. Chapter
61
programs reduce
my
property taxes.
T F Don
/
!mow
3.
Have
you
or
someone
you
knowhad
experience \vith any
LlJ,anrer
61
,...,..,.,rrr"".".,1
CirCle
or
III
the
below.
If
yon
do
not
know, circle
Don
'r
A. I
have
considered
B.
Imn
or have been emolled
in
a Chapter
~l
program.
C.
Someone
I
know
has considered enrolling
in
a
y,,_,
No Don't
D.
Someone
I know
is
or
has
been
enrolled in a
L.<,,.,,,:a
Y8S
No
Don
>t
know
4.
Do
you
know
a State Service Forester? Check
res
or
No.and
provide
a.flY
additional
information
that
you
can:
_
Yes:
Specify
their
name(s):
______________
~
_____
_
._ _
No:
How
would
you
find
out
about
SECTION 2;
C o n a ~ v a : t i o n 
Restrictions,
:5.
How
much would
you
say
you know
Cirde
a
munber
from rhe scale below:
Not
heard
of
1
Nothing at
2
Serme
3
Quite
a.lat
4
A great deal
5
A.
Conserva.tion Restrictions permanermy
C.
Conservation Restrictions access
to
6.'Pleasemdicate
wh.ether the following statements
are
true
or
false
by
circling
Tor
F.
If
yon
do not
know, circle
Don'l
knm",":
'T'
F
DDlI'tknow
"'
T
F
Don't
know
T
F
Do.n't know
D.
Land
trusts
hold
Conservation Restrictions
on
private
land..
T
F
Don
't
know
Have
you or
someone
you
know
had
experience
with
Conservation Restrictions? Circle
Yes
or
No
in
the
boxes
below.
If
you
do
not
know,
circle
Don't
know: .
land.
Yes No
Don't
know
Yes
No
Don't know
for their land.
Yes No Don
f
know
B.
I
have a
Conservation Restriction
on
C.
Someone!
D.
Someone
I know
has
a
Cooservation Restriction
on
their land.
Yes
No
Don
1
know
8.
Do
you
know
a local land
trust?
Check
Yes
or
No
and
provide any
additional
infonnation
that
you
can:
SpecifY
their name(s):
_______
~
__
~
________
_
How
would
you
find
out
about
one:
__________
......;..
________
_
SECIIQIS'
3;
Timber
Harv$\stjur
9-,
'lOll
Not
eI
a
nUr:1ber
frcHn
u1e
scale
atQuite
a
,{
great
deal
1 2. 3 4 5
I?, Please indicate wbether the
following
statements are
tl11e
or
false
by
circling
Tor
F.
Ifvou
do
not
know}
clTcle
Don.
'f
know:
J
A.
A forester cuts trees
and
brings them out
of
the woods.
T F Don't know
-----
..
- - - - , - . - - ~
...
~ , - -
..
---
..
~.---~-
..
~ . - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - ~ - , - - -
..
---.--
..
- - . - - - - ~ .
- - ~ - - -
B.
It's
my
legal that timber
n<",-,.,,,,,,,,,,
on
my
land
meet
all environmental
regulations.
T F
Don't
know
C. Loggers are required
to
have a license on commercial
timber
harvests.
T F Don
'I
know
- - " - - - - - . - - . - ~ , , - . - - - . - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - . - - - - . - - ~ ~ - ~ - : ~ - ~ > -
D.
A
State Service Forester
will
give
me
free
advice
about
my
land.
T F

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