Natural Resources Apps

Trustees CR Monitoring App

This app makes it easy to enter the details of a property visit, from who was contacted prior to the visit, to photographing and geotagging any issues regarding reserved rights or prohibited uses, to collecting the signature of the property monitor. It utilizes repeatable fields so that there is no limit on the entries a monitor can create per property, and classification sets so that the monitor can select quickly from lists of common issues. Quality control and speed of entry were large factors in the design process, so text entry is largely avoided and replaced with multiple/single choice fields whenever possible.

Trustees staff are also able to import geo-referenced property data at the beginning of the monitoring season to further facilitate quick field entry. Selecting the property the monitor is visiting automatically loads the location, address, and property owner information into the form, so all the monitor needs to do is fill out what they found on their visit.

The Trustees of Reservations, a Land Trust Alliance nationally accredited land trust, is the largest private holder of conservation restrictions in the state of Massachusetts, and one of the oldest land conservation organizations in the country. With 400+ conservation restrictions (easements) to monitor annually, they needed a way of streamlining the property monitoring process. This app is the result of their work.

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Trustees CR Monitoring App

Property Information

ID #

Restriction Name

Property Details:

Property address

Town

Legal Landowner

Contact First Name

Contact Last Name

Visit Contact Details

Who was contacted?

By Whom?

Method of contact

If contact was made, how substantive was it?

Did the owner or owner's representative:

Natural or Man Made Changes

Natural or Man Made Changes?

Man Made

Man Made

Construction Activities

Type of Structure

Location

Photos of Man Made Change

Description of Man Made Change

Natural

Natural Disturbance

Photos of Natural Disturbance

Description of Disturbance

Ecological Sign

Fauna

Photos

Description of track or sign

Flora

Photos

Description of Flora

Visit Summary

Weather Conditions

Date of visit

Areas visited

Brief description of areas visited (if necessary)

Time spent monitoring (in hours)

Feedback and Notes

Landowner Feedback

Monitor Notes

Did you see a possible violation or issue that needs CR staff review?

CHANGE THE STATUS TO SUBMITTED, POSSIBLE ISSUE

CHANGE THE STATUS TO SUBMITTED, NO ISSUES

Provide further description if necessary

Name of Monitor

Others on visit

Digital signature of monitor

Date signed