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"Shaping Our Future" Land-Use Survey
"Wanted! Your Help in Shaping the Future of Houghton County." That was the invitation to all Houghton County residents in January 1997 to participate in an opinion survey about land-use and related issues. Nearly 2,000 residents took the time to return the surveys. The survey asked residents how strongly they agreed or disagreed with each of 26 statements on topics such as community change, planning, development, open-space preservation, property rights, and environmental stewardship. About three-quarters of the returned surveys included comments, ranging from a few words to lengthy attachments.

Funding for this project was provided by mini-grants to the League of Women Voters of the Copper Country from the Michigan Environmental Council's Land Stewardship Initiative and by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. The League of Women Voters of the Copper Country and U.P. LEAD contributed additional funds.

The Survey:

Results of Houghton County 1997
"Shaping Our Future" Land-Use Survey
Prepared by
Kristine L. Bradof, Paula A. Olson, and Glen L. Spangler
GEM Center for Environmental Outreach 
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Michigan Technological University

NOTE: You have the following options for viewing these files:
1. The entire Narrative Report (961 kb file size) and separate files for Appendices in Adobe Acrobat PDF format, with file sizes as listed.
2. Separate sections of the Narrative Report and separate files for Appendices.

Verbatim survey comments by community
June 1, 2005
Volume 1: Narrative Report Entire report: 961 kb Volume 2: Appendices
March 1998
A project sponsored by the Keweenaw Peninsula "Shaping Our Future" Partnership:
MTU GEM Center for Environmental Outreach
League of Women Voters of the Copper Country
Western Upper Peninsula Planning and Development Regional Commission
Keweenaw Land Trust
Upper Peninsula Environmental Coalition
Keweenaw Peninsula Chamber of Commerce
Keweenaw Community Foundation

Last Update: September 29, 2005





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