National Visitor Use Monitoring (NVUM) Study: Phase Three

Project: Research project

Description

The purpose of this study to conduct the National Visitor Use Monitoring (NVUM) survey in the Tonto National Forest. A total of 245 surveys will be completed during the period of one year beginning October1, 2012 through September 30, 2013 using the NVUM protocol. This study includes two phases: i) preliminary work for conducting the NVUM survey, including making plan for the study, training interviewers, and site visits, and ii) conducting surveys. Surveys will be conducted at various Tonto National Forest Sites that represent high, medium and low use recreation areas, including highly developed campgrounds and day-use sites to dispersed-use recreation areas and wilderness trailheads. NVUM is an on-going national monitoring program that uses a stratified random sample to develop statistically sound estimates of visitor use, visit characteristics, satisfaction, and spending information relevant to each National Forest. Individual Forests and Grasslands participate on a 5 year cycle. Results are calculated from individual forests and then combined to provide regional and national estimates and descriptions of visits. Each National Forest and grassland has participated in NVUM at least twice since January 2000. On the Tonto, Round 1 and Round 2 were conducted in 2003 and 2008 respectively, and this is the Round 3 study. Time framei) Phase 1-Preliminary work: August 1, 2012 through September 30, 2012. $33,000 ii) Phase2- Conducting Surveys: October 1, 2012- September 30, 2013. $50,904
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date8/17/1212/31/13

Funding

  • USDA-FS: Coconino National Forest (Sedona Red Rock National Park): $95,904.00

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monitoring
grassland
recreation