Forest Service conducts recreation survey
by Duane Williams, KLCB-KTNY Radio
June 1, 2012
You may see more Forest Service employees working in recreation sites and along Forest Service roads wearing bright orange vests and near "Traffic Survey Ahead" signs. They are waiting to talk to you about your visit to the Kootenai National Forest. The survey is voluntary, and all information gathered is totally confidential. A person's name is never written anywhere on the survey. The basic interview lasts about 8 minutes. It's important to talk with local people using the forest as well as out-of-area visitors, so all users are represented in the study.
This on-going national visitor use survey is conducted once every five years on each national forest in the country. Information on use and trends over time is updated. The information is useful for forest planning and local community tourism planning. The survey will help provide an estimate of how many people recreate on federal lands and activities in which they engage. Information gathered includes how satisfied people were with their visit and the economic impact of their visit on the local economy.
By Duane Williams, KLCB-KTNY Radio, www.todaysbestcountryonline.com e-mail: email@example.com.
http://www.fs.usda.gov/kootenai/ Kootenai National Forest