Wupatki Walnut Canyon and Sunset Crater Volcano National Monuments 2016-2018 Visitor Use Study

Project: Research project

Project Details

Description

To address the information needs of NPS managers, ASU researchers with the School of Community Resources and Development, in cooperation with NPS will implement a visitor use study at three Flagstaff area (Arizona) national monuments namely - the Wupatki (WUPA), Walnut Canyon (WACA), and Sunset Crater Volcano (SUCR) National Monuments. ASU will conduct a visitor study at each of these monuments to develop a detailed profile of current park visitors. Specific questions will be developed in cooperation with the monument and Denver Service Center staff within the NPS approved topic areas. These include individual demographics, trip/visit characteristics (e.g. purpose of visit, length of visit), individual activities and uses of park resources, perceptions of facilities and services, and perceptions of managerial, social and ecological conditions. Additionally, ASU will conduct monitor trail use levels at WUPA with the intention of updating public use statistics currently available. The visitor use study will utilize accepted social science survey research design principles outlined in Don A. Dillmans Internet, phone, mail and mixed-mode surveys: The tailored design method. John Wiley & Sons.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date8/1/167/31/18

Funding

  • DOI: National Park Service (NPS): $95,971.00

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