North Platte Project Updates
The Water for Agriculture project conducted a mail survey of both agricultural and residential landowners in the North Platte region, NE. The mail survey assessed landowner values, beliefs and behaviors related to streams, rivers and groundwater. Addresses for the survey were obtained from publicly available property tax records. A sample of 501 agricultural landowners were sent surveys, and 117 responded (for a response rate of 23.3%). A sample of 499 residential landowners were sent surveys, and 64 responded (12.8%). These numbers are consistent with or above the national average for mail survey responses.
Why this survey?
The survey was developed by Penn State in conjunction with the Water for Agriculture program’s North Platte region Local Leadership Team to better understand the perspectives of landowners in the North Platte region regarding ground and surface water issues. Our leadership team and its partners will use these results to inform and prioritize its activities to meet the most critical water and agricultural needs facing these watersheds. To learn more, visit https://water4ag.psu.edu or contact Jessica Groskopf at 308-632-1247 or