Buck Lake: Lake Planning Survey
1. What is your connection to Buck Lake?
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Year-round resident
36.2%54
Seasonal resident
55.7%83
Own vacant property
4.7%7
Renting
1.3%2
Staying with family or friends
2.7%4
Operate a business 0.0%0
Operate a farm 0.0%0
 Other (please specify)
5.4%8
2. Over the last 5 years, how do you feel the appearance of the shoreline has changed on the lake with respect to the following?
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 MoreStayed the SameLessDon't knowResponse
Count
Lawns27.2% (34)52.0% (65)0.8% (1)20.0% (25)125
Residential Development71.2% (94)19.7% (26)0.8% (1)8.3% (11)132
Commercial Development3.1% (4)55.0% (71)4.7% (6)37.2% (48)129
Forest Cover3.2% (4)59.5% (75)25.4% (32)11.9% (15)126
Shoreline Structures55.8% (72)31.0% (40)2.3% (3)10.9% (14)129
Shoreline Naturalization7.0% (9)43.8% (56)28.1% (36)21.1% (27)128
Wetlands2.3% (3)58.6% (75)7.8% (10)31.3% (40)128
 Other9
3. Values: Please rate how the following values add to your personal enjoyment of Buck Lake.
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 Very ImportantImportantNot ImportantDon't KnowResponse
Count
Water Quality94.7% (126)5.3% (7)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)133
Water Quantity61.7% (79)33.6% (43)3.1% (4)1.6% (2)128
Natural Shorelines64.1% (84)30.5% (40)4.6% (6)0.8% (1)131
Landscapes37.5% (48)35.9% (46)22.7% (29)3.9% (5)128
Wildlife & Bird Viewing63.8% (83)32.3% (42)3.8% (5)0.0% (0)130
Fishing32.3% (41)36.2% (46)30.7% (39)0.8% (1)127
Peace And Tranquility78.8% (104)18.9% (25)1.5% (2)0.8% (1)132
Swimming77.1% (101)21.4% (28)1.5% (2)0.0% (0)131
Hunting4.0% (5)7.1% (9)86.5% (109)2.4% (3)126
Power Boating9.8% (13)45.1% (60)45.1% (60)0.0% (0)133
Non Power Boating51.9% (68)36.6% (48)9.9% (13)1.5% (2)131
Star Gazing38.0% (49)43.4% (56)17.1% (22)1.6% (2)129
Preserving Vacant Land46.9% (60)39.8% (51)9.4% (12)3.9% (5)128
Cottage Safety60.5% (78)34.1% (44)4.7% (6)0.8% (1)129
Retention Of Crown Land59.7% (77)24.0% (31)7.8% (10)8.5% (11)129
 Other10
4. Do you have a road/marina/island association?
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Yes
58.8%80
No
36.8%50
Don't Know
4.4%6
5. With regard to your road/marina/island association: Who is the contact person?
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
 Name
100.0%66
 Phone number (if known)
36.4%24
 Email address (if known)
15.2%10
6. Issues and Concerns: During the past five years how much negative impact have the following issues and concerns had on the enjoyment of your property?
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 Significant ImpactModerate ImpactLight ImpactNo ImpactResponse
Count
Water Pollution20.0% (26)23.8% (31)33.1% (43)23.1% (30)130
Boat Traffic23.3% (31)25.6% (34)36.8% (49)14.3% (19)133
Personal Water Craft33.1% (43)30.0% (39)23.8% (31)13.1% (17)130
Daytime Noise17.3% (23)28.6% (38)32.3% (43)21.8% (29)133
Nighttime Noise8.3% (11)14.3% (19)45.9% (61)31.6% (42)133
Outdoor Light Pollution8.4% (11)16.8% (22)33.6% (44)41.2% (54)131
Vegetation Removal7.7% (10)20.8% (27)32.3% (42)39.2% (51)130
Snowmobiles2.4% (3)9.7% (12)26.6% (33)61.3% (76)124
Development13.1% (17)22.3% (29)33.1% (43)31.5% (41)130
All Terrain Vehicles15.9% (20)15.1% (19)30.2% (38)38.9% (49)126
 Other26
7. Please identify the top three actions you believe should be taken to preserve and enhance our lake for future generations.
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
 i.
100.0%125
 ii.
91.2%114
 iii.
75.2%94
8. Please provide any additional information or comments in the space below.
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9. Would you be interested in volunteering to help with our lake planning project?
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Yes
24.1%28
No
75.9%88
10. With regard to lake planning, please describe any particular areas of interest or skills you may have in the space below.
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11. Thank you for your participation! If you wish, please provide us your name, address, telephone number and email address in the space below below.
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
 Name
97.5%77
 Address
92.4%73
 Telephone
87.3%69
 Email Address
84.8%67