With the completion of the Crosscut Trail last month, the trail system at Aqueduct is now complete! The flow is amazing and it's impossible to ride these local trails without a huge smile. Also both North and South parking lots have been improved and a new trail kiosk sign installed at the North parking lot. The BLM is currently working on finishing up signs to be placed at trail junctions (similar to those currently at Phil's World). A huge thanks to Shawn Gregory of Big Loop Trails for his work on the mini-excavator, the BLM Tres Rios Field Office, our generous sponsors and all the volunteers who helped create these incredible local trails!
Important: RPI Consulting is tasked with conducting this survey and has asked MTG to reach out to its mailing list to seek volunteers to help collect survey data. Please contact Gabe Preston directly (contact information below) to sign-up or with any questions (NOT MTG).
Montezuma County is conducting an Outdoor Recreation Use and Economic Impact Study to quantify the amount of outdoor recreation use in the county and to chart the economic impacts of outdoor recreation in the county. The project team is looking for volunteers to help conduct intercept surveys of recreationists at trailheads and other recreation sites. Volunteers will be able to survey outdoor recreation users when convenient for their schedules, keeping in mind that busier days of the week and times of day will yield more surveys. We plan to conduct intercept surveys near Mancos, Cortez and Dolores so volunteers may choose convenient locations (see below). We will make arrangements to deliver blank surveys and give some pointers about intercept surveys to those who are interested in helping with this important project. The survey questionnaire is brief/fast, we have field tested it and people have been friendly and willing to answer the questions.
LOCATION OPTIONS - Here are the locations for the surveys, you can select where you’d like to help administer the surveys: Aqueduct, Chicken Creek, Transfer Campground and TH area, Boggy Draw, Phil's World, Sand Canyon, McPhee Reservoir boat ramp, CANM Visitors center, Dolores River takeout beach
DATES - We hope to take surveys intensively beginning July 14 and will be continuing for several weeks. You can collect intercept surveys anytime that works for you, but the busier, higher use times are better because you will get more responses.
If you are interested in assisting with the intercept surveys, please contact:
970 382 9886