Greenbrier River Watershed Association- PO Box 1419 Lewisburg, WV 24901 ( www.greenbrier.org )

Greenbrier River Landowner Survey

 

1. Is your property on_______ near_______ the Greenbrier River or tributary?

          Name Stream___________________________________________________

 

2. How long have you owned your property?

_____Less than 5 yrs.     ______5-9 yrs   ______10-19yrs      _____more than 20 yrs

 

3. What are the major uses of your property?

___Recreational  ___Residential  ___Commercial  ___Industrial  ___Agricultural  ___Vacant

 

4a. What is the size of your property?

 ___0-5 acres  ___2-5 acres  ___5-25 acres  ___25-100 acres   __over 100

 

4b. Check which one you have:  ___septic           ___sewer         ____other (explain):____________________________

 

5a. Do you live on your property?  ___Yes  ___No

 

5b. If not, how often do you go there?  ___daily  ___weekly  ___monthly ___a few times a year

 

6.  Please indicate the area where your property is located (example: old town of Burnsides near Keister):_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

7. Which of the following qualities or values of property are important to you:

___scenic beauty    ___recreational opportunities  ___privacy           ___investment value

___good water quality  ___agricultural  ___other (please specify)

 

8. Which of these activities do you presently enjoy on your property?

___biking  ___boating  ___cross-country skiing  ___fishing  ___hiking  ___hunting  ___swimming

___other(please specify)

 

9. Please mark any items below that you think are a problem on your property.

                                                                                             Current Problem                        Future Problem

Sand & Gravel Mining

 

 

Riverbank Erosion

 

 

Water Quality

 

 

Water Level Changes

 

 

Increased Development:

       Commercial

 

 

        Residential

 

 

Industrial

 

 

Loss of historical rural character

 

 

Timbering

 

 

Increased Recreational Use

 

 

Solid Waste Disposal

 

 

Proposed Dam Construction

 

 

Flooding

 

 

Hazardous Materials

 

 

Lack of Public Access

 

 

Unauthorized Vehicles

 

 

Other (please specify):

 

 

 

10a. Does the Greenbrier River Trail pass through your property?  ___Yes    ___No

 

10b. If so, which of the following describes your attitude toward the trail  ___asset  ___nuisance  ___neutral

 

  1. Please indicate, if any, how the following activities or situations interfered with your enjoying your property:                                   

                             Often                                 Occasionally                   Never

Water Pollution

 

 

 

Hunting

 

 

 

Fishing

 

 

 

Biking

 

 

 

Industrial development

 

 

 

Residential development

 

 

 

Trespassing

 

 

 

Littering

 

 

 

Noise

 

 

 

Vandalism

 

 

 

Algae

 

 

 

Other (please specify):

 

 

 

                                                                                                                

      12.  What is the most likely thing that will happen to your land within the next 10 years?

___Developed (by self or others)

___Retained in present condition (by self or others)

___Sold to the highest bidder for unlimited development

___Sold to the highest bidder with conservation restrictions

___Easement to local land trust or with other conservation group to insure protection of property

___Easement to local or state government to insure protection of the property

 

      13.  Would you like to see your land remain undeveloped?       ___Yes   ___No

 

      14.  Please check the space which describes your attitude toward the following methods of land preservation:

                                   

                                                                                                                     Approve          Disapprove        No opinion           

Sole responsibility of individual landowner   

 

 

 

Conservation Easements

 

 

 

Reduced property taxes for land with conservation easements

 

 

 

Federal or state tax incentives for private land conservation

 

 

 

 

15.  Are you interested in learning more about land preservation, especially methods with tax or other                                                                                         financial advantages to the landowner?   ___Yes            ___No

 

16.  If you would like to participate in the activities of the Greenbrier River Watershed Association, or keep abreast of its activities, please list your name and address below so that you may be included on our mailing list.*

 

Name:______________________________________________   * If you would like your survey to remain

Address:_____________________________________________      anonymous but wish to be included on our

___________________________________________________          mailing list, you may send your name and

Phone:______________________________________________     address via email (info@greenbrier.org).

Email:______________________________________________

 

Thank you for your help if you have any question please call 304-647-4792.