Thank You from the Mill Creek Community Collaborative

Thank you for taking the time to fill out this survey. The Mill Creek Community Collaborative (MCCC) is a group of Moab locals, agency representatives, and canyon users collaboratively providing input and recommendations to address impacts from increasing recreational use in Mill Creek Canyon. The MCCC wants to hear from you, the Moab community, about how you feel about the place. The information gathered will be used to provide recommendations regarding the management of Mill Creek Canyon. Take this survey, and stay tuned for future opportunities to get involved.

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* 1. Are you a Moab resident or visitor?

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* 2. How often do you visit Mill Creek Canyon?

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* 3. How do you access the canyon?

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* 4. What's your favorite place in the canyon? (Rank the options below with 1 being the most important or your top preference)

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* 5. What do you like to do when you come to Mill Creek? (Rank the options below with 1 being the most important or your top preference)

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* 6. What do you think is important about Mill Creek? (Rank the options below with 1 being the most important or your top preference)

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* 7. What are your biggest concerns when it comes the canyon? (Rank the options below with 1 being the most important or your top preference)

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* 8. How would you protect the values of the canyon and creek? Give us your big ideas. (Longer comments may be submitted in the comment box on Question 15)

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* 9. To keep Mill Creek and the canyon healthy and maintain a clean ecosystem, some measures may need to take place to reduce impacts in the creek and the canyon. What measures would you support? (Rank the options below with 1 being the most important or your top preference)

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* 10. Below is a list of possible additional amenities that could be added to the Powerdam area. Check the box next to the desired amenities.

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* 11. Concerns have been raised about congestion and parking issues at Powerdam.  Which of the following ideas would you support? (Options will be further studied and discussed with the community) (Rank the options below with 1 being the most important or your top preference)

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* 12. Many people know of the archaeological sites within the canyon and have seen them defaced or damaged. How can the sites be adequately preserved and still be enjoyed by the people hiking in the canyon?

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* 13. What changes to Mill Creek would make you go elsewhere? (Longer comments may be submitted in the comment box on Question 15)

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* 14. If there was additional management of Mill Creek to maintain the qualities and characteristics you value, how much would you be willing to pay (if anything) to use the Mill Creek area?

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* 15. Any additional comments?

                                                                   WHAT HAPPENS NEXT

Meetings and other activities targeting a wide range of community groups who use Mill Creek Canyon will be held to gather relevant information about Mill Creek and how you, the Moab community, uses the creek and how you feel about the place. The information gathered will be used to direct the goals and objectives of managing and protecting Mill Creek Canyon.

After identifying these goals and objectives further public meetings will need to be held to present the goals and objectives back to the public to assess how well these goals and objectives reflect the public's goals and realities. Once the goals and objectives have been identified, prioritized and checked, we will identify ways to manage Mill Creek Canyon in line with these goals.

If you would like to get in contact with someone to find out more or get involved please contact Betsy Byrne, besty_byrne@nps.gov

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