Tell us About Your Experience in the Lincoln National Forest

Contact(s): Denise Ottaviano


Alamogordo, NM (September 13, 2018) – Soon you may see contract employees working in the Lincoln National Forest collecting information about your recreational experiences. They will be conducting brief surveys in developed and dispersed recreation sites and along Forest Service roads. They will be wearing bright orange vests and be near a sign that says “Traffic Survey Ahead”. All information you give is confidential and the survey is voluntary.

This on-going national forest survey has already been conducted once on every national forest in the country. We are now returning 5 years later to update the information previously gathered as well as to look at recreation trends over time. The information is useful for forest planning and even local community tourism planning. It provides Lincoln National Forest managers with an estimate of how many people actually recreate on federal lands, what activities they engage in while there, how satisfied people were with their visit and the economic impact of your recreation visit on the local economy.

The basic interview lasts about 8 minutes. The questions visitors are asked include: where they recreated on the forest, how many people they traveled with, how long they were on the Forest, what other recreation sites they visited while on the Forest, and how satisfied they were with the facilities and services provided.

If you have any questions about this program visit the National Visitor Use Monitoring program web site at http://www.fs.fed.us/recreation/programs/nvum. For more information about the Lincoln National Forest like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/LincolnNF, visit our web site: www.fs.usda.gov/lincoln or follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/LincolnUSForest

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