Natural Resource Inventory Survey
Technical Assistance/Information Needs

At the Municipal Parks Directors meeting held by the Wake Nature Preserves Partnership (WNPP) on October 2, 2008 participants expressed an interest in capacity-building workshops regarding natural resource inventory and stewardship. WNPP would like your input about the kinds of information you would find most during our first workshop, which will focus on natural resource inventories.

<<Kaytee - when you create the online survey, please make the responses allow one selection only - thanks, george>>



1. Finding practical information on how to determine if a property in your park system has special natural resource value

very helpful / somewhat helpful / not helpful / don't know


1a. Does your program use the Wake County natural Heritage Inventory as a resource in open space/parks planning?

Yes / No / don't know


1b. Are you familiar with the State Wildlife Action Plan and its priority habitats/species?

Yes / No / don't know



2. Understanding the conditions under which Wake Nature Preserves Partnership would be willing to provide pro bono inventory services.

very helpful / somewhat helpful / not helpful / don't know



3. On-the-ground basic training on identifying certain types of habitats and natural communities.

very helpful / somewhat helpful / not helpful / don't know



4. Understanding the circumstances under which you would want a site analysis , detailed species inventory or stewardship plan.

very helpful / somewhat helpful / not helpful / don't know

Comments from JW: I would change the term "site analysis" to "natural resource assessment" or "habitat assessment"


5. Providing sample documents for hiring consultants to complete basic natural resource/habitat inventories.

very helpful / somewhat helpful / not helpful / don't know



6. What other types of information or technical assistance would be helpful to you related to this topic?

<<Kaytee - please have a text box here - pretty large>>



7. How many staff are employed in your parks program?

<<Kaytee, allow them to enter a number>>



8. Do you have staff capacity to inventory properties?

yes / no / unsure

Comments from JW: Instead of just saying "inventory," we may want to clarify and use the term "detailed natural resource inventory"