APA Digital Coast Needs Assessment Survey

Issues

Great Lakes Region

TABLE 3g.

Priority of Issues for Respondents' planning practice/analysis/research (Question #10): Great Lakes

ISSUE Very High High Neutral Low Very Low NAa TOTAL
# % # % # % # % # % # % # %
Climate Change Impacts 19 17 25 23 18 16 24 22 22 20 2 2 110 100
Coastal Storms 15 14 17 15 19 17 23 21 27 25 9 8 110 100
Commercial Fishing 5 5 12 11 25 23 22 20 33 30 13 12 110 100
Conservation 36 33 47 43 19 17 6 5 0 0 2 2 110 100
Cultural and Heritage Resource Mgmt 27 25 32 29 28 25 16 15 5 5 2 2 110 100
Economic Development 50 45 39 35 15 14 5 5 1 1 0 0 110 100
Energy Development (incl. alternative) 27 25 34 31 24 22 12 11 10 9 3 3 110 100
Fiscal Planning 21 19 31 28 27 25 17 15 8 7 6 5 110 100
Flooding/Inundation/Storm Surge 30 27 31 28 20 18 14 13 12 11 3 3 110 100
Food Systems/Agriculture 14 13 28 25 33 30 16 15 14 13 5 5 110 100
Habitat Systems Restore & Monitor 18 16 31 28 30 27 16 15 9 8 6 5 110 100
Hazards Management 20 18 37 34 29 26 13 12 8 7 3 3 110 100
Infrastructure/Utilities Development 35 32 37 34 24 22 9 8 4 4 1 1 110 100
Land Use Planning/Growth Mgmt 75 68 25 23 5 5 3 3 1 1 1 1 110 100
Nearshore/Offshore Habitat Mapping 13 12 20 18 25 23 29 26 14 13 9 8 110 100
Nonpoint Source Pollution 21 19 33 30 23 21 20 18 7 6 6 5 110 100
Oil/Pollutant Spill Response 11 10 15 14 17 15 29 26 27 25 11 10 110 100
Population Migration 12 11 26 24 25 23 19 17 24 22 4 4 110 100
Port/Harbor/Marina Development 21 19 26 24 22 20 16 15 18 16 7 6 110 100
Protected Area Management 17 15 26 24 27 25 18 16 15 14 7 6 110 100
Protected Species Management 13 12 19 17 27 25 22 20 19 17 10 9 110 100
Public Access 37 34 40 36 14 13 11 10 4 4 4 4 110 100
Recreation and Tourism 43 39 35 32 20 18 5 5 5 5 2 2 110 100
Resilience 12 11 18 16 32 29 10 9 20 18 18 16 110 100
Sea Level Rise/Lake Level Change 22 20 23 21 22 20 17 15 16 15 10 9 110 100
Shoreline Change Management 11 10 36 33 29 26 15 14 13 12 6 5 110 100
Submerged Lands Management 2 2 20 18 22 20 20 18 32 29 14 13 110 100
Subsidence 3 3 16 15 21 19 17 15 35 32 18 16 110 100
Sustainability 37 34 39 35 20 18 8 7 4 4 2 2 110 100
Transportation (ground) 37 34 37 34 20 18 8 7 8 7 0 0 110 100
Transportation (marine) 18 16 18 16 24 22 17 15 23 21 10 9 110 100
Tsunami (including seiche) 2 2 8 7 14 13 11 10 44 40 31 28 110 100
Water Quality Monitoring 24 22 37 34 23 21 10 9 11 10 5 5 110 100
Waterfront & Brownfield Development 39 35 39 35 20 18 7 6 3 3 2 2 110 100
Wetland Loss 24 22 31 28 31 28 9 8 11 10 4 4 110 100
Working Waterfronts 17 15 34 31 24 22 16 15 8 7 11 10 110 100

a. Not Applicable


Table 3g lists 36 issues for which Great Lakes coastal region respondents were asked to rate priorities for planning practice, analysis, and research. The five issues with the highest percentage of very high or high priority ratings from respondents are:

  1. Land Use Planning/Growth Management (91%)
  2. Economic Development (80%)
  3. Conservation (76%)
  4. Recreation and Tourism (71%)
  5. Waterfront & Brownfield Development (70%)

The five issues with the highest percentage of low or very low priority ratings from respondents are:

  1. Oil/Pollutant Spill Response (51%);
  2. Tsunami (including seiche) (50%);
  3. Commercial Fishing (50%);
  4. Subsidence (47%); and
  5. Submerged Lands Management (47%).

The five issues with the highest percentages of respondents rating the issue as "Not Applicable" are:

  1. Tsunami (including seiche) (28%);
  2. Resilience (16%);
  3. Subsidence (16%);
  4. Submerged Lands Management (13%); and
  5. Commercial Fishing (12%).

Table 3g lists 36 issues for which Great Lakes coastal region respondents were asked to rate priorities for planning practice, analysis, and research. The five issues with the highest percentage of very high or high priority ratings from respondents are:

  1. Land Use Planning/Growth Management (91%)
  2. Economic Development (80%)
  3. Conservation (76%)
  4. Recreation and Tourism (71%)
  5. Waterfront & Brownfield Development (70%)

The five issues with the highest percentage of low or very low priority ratings from respondents are:

  1. Oil/Pollutant Spill Response (51%);
  2. Tsunami (including seiche) (50%);
  3. Commercial Fishing (50%);
  4. Subsidence (47%); and
  5. Submerged Lands Management (47%).

The five issues with the highest percentages of respondents rating the issue as "Not Applicable" are:

  1. Tsunami (including seiche) (28%);
  2. Resilience (16%);
  3. Subsidence (16%);
  4. Submerged Lands Management (13%); and
  5. Commercial Fishing (12%).