Wetzin’kwa is looking for your input on local recreation values! The purpose of this survey is to prioritize investment in recreational infrastructure, maintenance and development based on community usage and plan for the future based on community values. Please take the time to carefully and honestly answer the following questions - the more detail you can provide us, the better! The estimated time to fully complete this survey is 10-20 minutes.
 
About Wetzin’kwa
Wetzin’kwa Community Forest Corporation’s goal is to manage the community forest area for the long term economic, environmental and social benefit of the residents of the Bulkley Valley. This includes planning and management that will reflect the local communities’ values, encouragement of a collaborative, multi-resource user landbase; and maintaining the functional integrity of ecosystems on the landbase for long term sustainability and diversity of plant and animal species.
Wetzin'kwa Community Forest Corporation recognises the numerous recreation values that exist within the community forest tenure. Recreational use includes hiking, mountain biking, ice climbing, cross-country skiing, wildlife viewing, fishing, boating, trail riding, snowmobiling, ATVing, downhill skiing, and more. 

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* 1. Where do you currently live?

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* 2. What is your age?

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* 3. How often do you recreate outdoors?

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* 4. How does this compare to your outdoor recreation participation before the COVID-19 pandemic?

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* 5. Are you a member of any of the following outdoor recreation clubs/groups/associations? (Choose all that apply)

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* 6. Which types of outdoor recreation activities do you enjoy (when in season) and how often do you engage in them?

  Frequent (1-2x/week or more) Often (1-2x/month) Sometimes (2-4x/year) Rarely/sporadic (1x/year, or less) Never (0x/year)
Hiking
Overnight hiking/backpacking
Camping
Day use/picnic
Nature walks
Birdwatching
Trail running
Dog walking/running
Fishing
Hunting
Horseback riding
Mountain biking
Road biking
Gravel/tour biking
Fat biking (winter)
Motorized boat activities
Non-motorized boat activities (kayak, canoe, SUP, etc)
Rock/ice climbing
Scrambling/mountaineering
Snowshoeing
Cross-country skiing
Downhill/lift assisted skiing/snowboarding
Backcountry skiing/splitboarding
Dirt biking
Snowmobiling
Snowbiking
Paragliding/hang gliding
ATVing
Sight-seeing
Interpretive/educational trails
Disc golf
Golf
Team sports
Other

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* 7. Do you have a favourite trail(s) or recreation feature(s) locally or elsewhere British Columbia? If yes, what makes it an enjoyable experience for you? (select all that apply) Please tell us the location (nearest town/city) and trail/feature name in the comment box below.

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* 8. What barriers, if any, are preventing you (and/or your friends and family) from recreating in the outdoors (or recreating more frequently)?

  Always a barrier (i.e. never do the activity directly because of it) Often a barrier (i.e. rarely do the activity directly because of it) Sometimes a barrier Rarely a barrier (i.e. usually do the activity, regardless of it) Never a barrier
Cost of equipment or supplies
Cost of access/transportation
Lack of time (family commitments)
Lack of time (work commitments)
Lack of time (other)
Lack of interest
Lack of motivation/energy
Lack of information or maps
Lack of guidance/instruction
Lack of transportation
Lack of available parking
Fear of wildlife encounters
Fear of wildfire
Fear of driving on FSRs
Fear of injury or hazards
Fear of other users
Fear of being outside of phone coverage
Distance to travel to activity
Physical fitness or health
Physical abilities/skills
No one to participate with
Areas/facilities poorly maintained
Boredom with offered features
Don’t enjoy being outdoors
Discrimination from other users
Activities supported not inclusive
Physically unable to take part
Other barrier (specify below)

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* 9. How do you typically access local recreation areas?

  Always Often/usually Sometimes Rarely/sporadic Never
Driving
Biking
E-biking
Walking/hiking
Public transportation
Carpool
Other (please specify below)

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* 10. How often do you use any of these trails/routes/features located within the community forest?

  Frequently (~1x/month or more) Sometimes (2-4x/year) Rarely/sporadic (1x/year, or less) Never, but I do know it it exists and/or where it is Never, but have never heard of it and/or don't know where it is
Seymour Ridge Trail
Ptarmigan Ridge Trail
Sackungen Trail
Waterfall Trail
Saddle Trail
Irving Fox Trail
Goldeneye Trail
Dahlie Creek Trail
Nature Trail
Harvest Demonstration Trail
Opal Ridge Trail
Opal Backdoor Trail
Passby Trail/Route
Duthie West Trail
Silvern Lakes Trail
Deep Bluff Trail (mountain biking)
New Lookout Trail, off of Deep Bluff (mountain biking)
Meanstreak loop (mountain biking)
Fuzzy Monkey, bottom of Piper trails (mountain biking)
BV Nordic Center trails (cross country skiing)
Pine Creek access road (snowmobiling)
Twin Falls Recreation Site – camping
Twin Falls Recreation Site – day use (viewing platform/trail, etc.)
Glacier Gulch Trail
Dennis Lake Recreation Site – camping
Dennis Lake Recreation Site – day use (paddling, swimming, etc.)
Other (please specify below)

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* 11. Why do you recreate in the outdoors? What motivates you?

  Always a motivation or reason Often a motivation or reason Sometimes a motivation or reason Rarely a motivation or reason Never a motivation or reason
Get exercise
Be with family and friends
Keep physically fit
Observe scenic beauty
Learn something new
Educate youth/kids/family/friends
Obtain food/sustenance and/or providing for family
Be close to nature
Enjoy the sounds and smells of nature
Get away from usual demands
Be with people who enjoy the same things I do
Experience excitement and adventure