US Long-Term Ecological Research Network
North Temperate Lakes LTER: Northern Wisconsin Lake Resident Survey 2005, 2008, 2012

Abstract

The purpose of this survey was to understand what lake characteristics people value most, what activities they enjoy most, and what they expect for the future of northern Wisconsin lakes. Questions covered aspects such as the property search process individuals went through leading up to their purchase of lakeshore property in Vilas County WI, what activities the individual's household participate in on lakes in Vilas County WI, their attitude about the future of their lake, their perception of the current state of their lake, and lake qualities they would like improved on their lake. Demographics of the respondents and background information about their lake were also collected. Two types of surveying methodologies were used for this survey, one being an internet-based survey, while the other was a mail survey. Surveys were conducted in 2005 and repeated in 2008.
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275

Data Citation Suggestion

Provencher, R., K. Anderson, and B. Beardmore. 2021. North Temperate Lakes LTER: Northern Wisconsin Lake Resident Survey 2005, 2008, 2012 ver 2. Environmental Data Initiative. https://doi.org/10.6073/pasta/e67e97a3f506a8eba690adc1dc7a46e5. Accessed 2021-08-01.

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data from 2005 and the follow-up in 2008. It also has additional information about the parcels themselves and the lakes. This represents the first half of the result set A and B may be linked via the masterID
this file represents the second half of the survey result set. A and B may be linked via the masterID
2012 shoreline property owner survey responses