The Trinity County Resource Conservation District (TCRCD), a solely grant-funded Special District of the state, is requesting input from Trinity County citizens and visitors to get your thoughts on the recreational use, restoration, and health of the Trinity River. We would greatly appreciate a few moments of your time to answer the following questions. Please note: personal information will be kept confidential. There is space at the end of the survey for comments.
 
For questions or comments regarding this survey please call or email the TCRCD at: (530) 623 - 6004 or info.tcrcd.net

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* 3. If you rent/own property in Trinity County, is your property adjacent to one or more of the following waterways (check all that apply)?

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* 4. Please select all of the activities that you regularly do in the Trinity River watershed (check all that apply).

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* 5. Please select your 3 most used river access locations for recreation; see Figure 1 below.  

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Figure 1 for question 5: Common river access points between Trinity Dam and Pigeon Point Campground (Map from the Bureau of Land Management).

Figure 1 for question 5: Common river access points between Trinity Dam and Pigeon Point Campground (Map from the Bureau of Land Management).

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* 6. At the river access locations you most often use, are there permanent interpretive signs?

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* 7. The signs provide useful information about local fish and wildlife.

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* 8. The signs provide useful information about local recreation opportunities.

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* 9. The signs provide useful information about local history and changes in the Trinity River watershed.

QUESTIONS 10-13: Please evaluate the following statements regarding historical impacts to the Trinity River.

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* 10. Historical, large-scale gold mining operations, such as hydraulic and dredge mining, still have devastating impacts on the form, function, and ecology of the Trinity River today.

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* 11. Historical logging practices and improper road construction near waterways still have negative impacts on the form, function, and ecology of the Trinity River today.

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* 12. Although constructed over 50 years ago, the operation of Trinity and Lewiston dams still impact the form, function, and ecology of the Trinity River today.

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* 13. Historical mining, logging/roads, and dams/water diversions degraded the river and continue to impact the river ecosystem in the following ways (mark all that apply):

QUESTIONS 14-20: The following questions pertain to ongoing efforts by the Trinity River Restoration Program (TRRP) to mitigate historical impacts to the watershed and balance the water demands of the Central Valley Project with the cultural, domestic, recreational, and ecological needs of the basin. TRRP’s focus area includes the Trinity River between Lewiston Dam and the confluence of the North Fork and mainstem Trinity River (Helena). Please evaluate the following statements about restoration methods of the Trinity River.

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* 14. Have you observed any of the following restoration projects in the last 10 years; see Figure 2 below (mark all that apply)?

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Figure 2 for question 14: Trinity River Restoration Program rehabilitation sites (2009 – 2019).

Figure 2 for question 14: Trinity River Restoration Program rehabilitation sites (2009 – 2019).
Questions 15 through 19 are restoration methods implemented on the Trinity River to enhance fish and wildlife populations. Using a scale from 1 to 5, how effective do you think each of these methods are (where 1 is most effective and 5 is least effective)?

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* 20. Each year, the amount of water to be released into the Trinity River changes based on winter precipitation and inflow into Trinity Lake (restoration flow releases). The U.S. Department of the Interior, and multiple agencies, authorize the flow releases based on recommendations developed by the TRRP for river and salmon health. Do you agree with the recommendations made by the TRRP?

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* 21. How important are these topics to you? (Rank against each other on a scale of 1 to 5, where 1 is very important and 5 is less important; only use each number once)

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* 22. How frequently do you engage with events or information related to the Trinity River or local environmental issues (approximately)?

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* 23. Additional comments about the health of and efforts to restore the Trinity River:

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