Author Topic: Survey: Custer Gallatin NF Economic Impact to help improve Forest Plan  (Read 247 times)

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Offline GSullivan

I'm posting this on behalf of Outdoor Alliance, hoping some people who have bicycled through the Custer Gallantin NF (either on their own trip, or Lewis and Clark Bicycle Trails or TransAm - both of which go through the forest) see this and can take the survey. Please note, when you open up the survey, you must choose "mountain biking" even as a touring/cross country cyclist. I gave OA my feedback on the confusing nature of this category so hopefully that will be changed in the future.

Thank you, Ginny Sullivan
Director of Travel Initiatives.

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The Custer Gallatin National Forest stretches across 3.2 million acres of public land from West Yellowstone, Montana to Camp Crook, South Dakota. It is home to Montana’s highest peaks, wild whitewater from the Gallatin River to Big Timber Creek, and world-class ice climbing in Hyalite Canyon. Opportunities for mountain biking, rock climbing, backcountry skiing, and hiking are also abundant across the forest.


We will use the results of this survey to understand and quantify the economic impact of outdoor recreation in Montana. Economic impact data is a powerful tool Outdoor Alliance will use to protect human-powered outdoor recreation on the Custer Gallatin, which is currently in the middle of forest planning.

Take the survey today to help improve outdoor recreation in Montana. https://click.everyaction.com/k/1895985/9947854/1857707427?nvep=ew0KICAiVGVuYW50VXJpIjogIm5ncHZhbjovL3Zhbi9FQS9FQTAwMS8xLzUyNzIxIiwNCiAgIkRpc3RyaWJ1dGlvblVuaXF1ZUlkIjogIjNmOTFmMTlhLTMwOWYtZTgxMS1iY2U3LTAwMGQzYTEyYjgwMCIsDQogICJFbWFpbEFkZHJlc3MiOiAiZ3N1bGxpdmFuQGFkdmVudHVyZWN5Y2xpbmcub3JnIg0KfQ%3D%3D&hmac=eYgQCOtKDldWGDEN0sE1DlqX1OQNFRE3OuvYJz2Vmyo=

Thank you!

Tania
Outdoor Alliance
Ginny Sullivan

Offline jamawani

Re: Survey: Custer Gallatin NF Economic Impact to help improve Forest Plan
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2018, 07:12:19 pm »
Except that they do not offer bike touring as a choice.
Touring and mountain biking are different animals.
Many of us do both - but this is a touring forum.

As an environmental historian, I believe that recreation,
esp. intensive rec like downhill skiing, mountain biking, whitewater rafting,
are consumptive uses of public lands - not entirely unlike grazing or logging.

Offline GSullivan

Re: Survey: Custer Gallatin NF Economic Impact to help improve Forest Plan
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2018, 07:24:25 pm »
They actually do offer touring, but you have to get to it through the mountain biking category. I know, it's confusing.
Ginny Sullivan

Offline jamawani

Re: Survey: Custer Gallatin NF Economic Impact to help improve Forest Plan
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2018, 08:57:56 pm »
And, really, I'm not that interested since it is actually a way of expanding their contact files.