The purpose of this survey is to better understand how to best support your CWMA, CISMA, PRISM or other invasive species focused collaboration.
More specifically, we want to learn about how you operate and any issues that you are currently dealing with.
With this information we'll be able to directly address those issues, and hopefully help ensure the long-term viability of your group.
Thank you for your time and consideration,
US Forest Service, Northeastern Region
Midwest Invasive Plant Network
The Stewardship Network
Does your group have a coordinator?
How many hours per week are funded for this position?
On average, how many hours would the Coordinator need to work per week to be most effective?
Which of these issues do you face as a Coordinator? (Choose up to 3)
How many partners does your group have?
What sectors do you have stronger partnerships with?
What sectors do you have weaker partnerships with?
What percentage of this budget comes from federal sources, including GLRI and U.S. Forest Service funding?
What percentage of this budget comes from state sources, including your state's natural resource agency?
Does your group receive any significant funding from other sources? Local government, private charitable foundations, county agencies, membership dues, etc...
Describe your service area (if not found at https://www.na.fs.fed.us/fhp/invasive_plants/cwma/ )
Which of these methods are used to govern your group?
Does your group have any documents that helped establish the group and/or help set priorities? (MOU, Grant agreements, formal announcements listing group priorities, etc...)
How has your group engaged in public outreach?
Describe other public outreach methods your group has used:
How do private landowners engage with your group?
Describe other interactions between private landowners and your group:
List the species that you prioritize for treatment (up to 5)
How do you determine where treatment is most needed?
Does your group have a protocol for monitoring the effectiveness of treatments?
If no, do you plan on implementing one?
Briefly describe your monitoring protocol
Does your group face issues with jurisdictional boundaries when treating invasive species?
Describe the issues you face with jurisdictional boundaries when treating invasive species:
Early Detection/Rapid Response (EDRR)
How does your group conduct EDRR?
Check all that apply.
Describe EDRR methods used by your group, including online reporting systems like MISIN:
Are you on the map at http://www.na-ipc.org/cismas-cwmas/ ?
Do you use the MIPN listserv?
What other listservs do you subscribe to?
Would you be open to receiving technical and/or capacity building assistance from an organization such as The Stewardship Network or the Midwest Invasive Plant Network (MIPN)?
Is there a specific need your group would like assistance with? (Website, social media, event/volunteer coordination, RFP distribution, online meeting software, etc...)
On a scale of 1-5, how active is your group?
What do you hope to accomplish in the next two years?
What challenges (aside from funding) do you anticipate your group will face in the next two years?