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RTC's guide to conducting a survey, including sample surveys and methods.
The purpose of this manual is to help you implement a trail user survey and determine
the economic impact that your trail has on your community. Let’s begin by looking at the steps involved in a survey project.
• Establish the goals of the project – what do you want to learn?
• Determine who you want to interview
• Choose a data collection methodology
• Create your questionnaire
• Collect the data – ask the questions
• Analyze the data
• Produce a report
Published January 2005
Off-road vehicles can have a substantial impact on the experience of other non-motorized visitors on trails that are shared or even on adjacent forest or park settings.
This research investigated the influence of several use-related, environmental, and managerial factors on soil loss on recreational trails and roads at Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area, a unit of the U.S. National Park Service.
The sustainable management of ATV use is an expensive proposition requiring careful design, construction, and maintenance of ATV trails.
This research assessed the condition and sustainability of the trail system at Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve, a National Park Service unit that partners with The Nature Conservancy (TNC) in the management of this unit.