Public perception survey We would be grateful if you would take a few minutes to complete this short survey to help us understand public opinion on managing areas for nature.Question 1 - Manage for wildlifeDo you think it is important to manage areas in Northern Ireland for wildlife?*YesNoNot sureQuestion 2 - Short vs longLook care fully at the picture below: The grass on one side of the path has been mown and the other side has not been mown. Which side do you prefer?*I like the grass that is mown shortI like the longer grass that is not mownI have no preferenceDon’t Mow – Let It Growis a trial project within the Causeway Coast & Glens Borough Council area. It aims to protect and enhance the native plants and associated wildlife found on our amenity grassland and the grass verges along the sides of roads on selected sites. There are a variety of benefits to this project and we would like to know which are important to you.Question 3 - Wildlife benefitsThere are many wildlife benefits to the project. Some of these are listed below. Can you tick those that are most important and least important to you please?*Important to youNot Important to youDon’t knowProviding an area where a range of wild flowers can grow and seed.Providing an area where wild flowers can provide food for wildlife.Helping to save our endangered pollinators (bees, butterflies, hoverflies, moths).Eradicating invasive alien plant species such as Japanese knotweed so our native plants can thrive.Providing ‘corridors’ for wildlife to safely move from one area to another.Increasing public understanding of our native plants and animals.Question 4 - Human well-being benefitsThere are many Well-Being benefits to the project. These are listed below. Can you tick those that are most important and least important to you please?*Important to youNot Important to youDon’t knowHaving attractive floral displays to appreciate.Increasing public understanding of our native plants and animals.Providing training to local volunteers about the native flowers and animals found in our grasslands.Providing training kits for use when the project is finished on how to best manage our grasslands.Question 5 - Money saving benefitsThere are many money-saving benefits to the project. These are listed below. Can you tick those that are important and not important to you please?*Important to youNot Important to youDon’t knowReducing the number of times the grass is cut on our roadsides and amenity grassland.Giving the grass, when it is cut, to local farmers for their livestock.By protecting the health of our environment through supporting biodiversity and hence reducing the need for application of artificial chemicals etc.Helping to eradicate invasive alien plant species such as Japanese knotweed that are impacting on buildings and infrastructure.Helping to keep the costs down of the crops produced in Northern Ireland by supporting animals that pollinate these crops.Question 6Please number which set of benefits is most important to you 1 being most important to 3 being least important.*Wildlife benefitsWell-being benefitsMoney saving benefits123Question 7Please look carefully at the close-up pictures of the flowers and insects found in the longer grass: Now you can see the flowers and wildlife that grow and live in the longer grass, and you know of some of the benefits of the project. Has your opinion changed?*YesNo*I like the grass that is mown shortI like the longer grass that is not mown.I have no preferenceQuestion 8 - Local greenspaceHow strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statements:For this question, please take ‘increased quality’ to mean increased ecological quality. (e.g. benefitting biodiversity, pollinators) as well as increased quality for human use (e.g.pollution absorption)*Strongly agreeAgreeNeither agree nor disagreeDisagreeStrongly disagreeGreenspace should be managed to benefit both humans and other speciesIncreasing the quality of local greenspace makes an area a more desirable place to liveIncreasing the quality of local greenspace increases the value of my property/ properties in the areaI am happy with the current amount and quality of greenspace in my local areaThe quality of greenspace impacts my decision of whether or not (or how often) to visit an areaDo you live in the Causeway Coast & Glens Borough Council Area?*YesNoIf NO are you a regular visitor to the Causeway Coast & Glens Borough Council Area?YesNoFind out more?Thank you for completing the survey, if you want to find out more about the project please select yes below. Do you want to find out more about the information about the project?*Yes - Let me enter my detailsNo - I just want to submit my answersContact DetailsIf you would like to learn more about the project, please complete the following:Name First Last Email How would you most like to find out more about this project? (tick all if relevant) Newspapers Radio Internet E-Mail Posters in Community Buildings Social Media (eg. Facebook) Further comments: This iframe contains the logic required to handle Ajax powered Gravity Forms.