North Cowichan Forest Survey Results are in and decisive

76% pick a Conservation Scenario as their first choice

This chart shows the first choice scenario selection as a % of the 1,922 Open Survey respondents.

The Municipality also conducted a Random Phone Survey of 215 North Cowichan Citizens - the first choice scenario selection percentages are listed below.

The results of the random and open surveys are consistent.

‍Key Takeaways related to Conservation:

Results are consistent with other recent surveys

This chart is from the 2022 North Cowichan Citizen Satisfaction Survey Results. Nature is mentioned as residents' favourite thing about North Cowichan

This excerpt below is from the 2022 Round 1 Public Engagement Report:

"During the first round of engagement on the future management of the MFR, we heard a diverse range of perspectives from over 1,275 community members. The thoughtful input from participants in this first round of engagement reflects the deep care people share for their community and the forest reserve in particular. There was agreement that the MFR is a valued community asset, and many are in favour of an approach to forest management that shifts the primary management focus of the MFR toward the ecological and recreational benefits."

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