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Tahoe National Forest among many to be surveyed

Staff report

TRUCKEE, Calif. — Beginning in October, the Tahoe National Forest, along with other forests throughout America, will conduct visitor surveys for the next 12 months.

These surveys will help determine statistics on how many people visit the forest, how they recreate, and their level of satisfaction, according to a TNF news release.

Information from the surveys — estimate to take 5-8 minutes to complete — will help the U.S. Forest Service better meet recreationists’ needs in the future, officials said.

The survey provides information on economic impacts of recreation and assists in forest planning, as well as local and state level planning.

From October 2014 through September 2015, the survey will assess more than 70 sites, include picnic grounds, downhill ski resorts, campgrounds, hiking/biking trails and boat ramps.

For questions about the process, visit http://www.fs.fed.us/recreation/programs/nvum/ or contact Joe Chavez with the Tahoe National Forest at 530-478-6158.