Online Recreational Survey Questionnaire

* 1. What month do you typically float the Methow River between Twisp and Carlton?

* 2. In your experience, does this river reach change much year‐to‐year?

* 3. If you answered "Yes" to Question 2, please describe how and/or where the river changes.

* 4. In what year did you first float this river reach?

* 5. Please tell us about how many times have you engaged in the following types of activities on this portion of the Methow River.

  Never Once Twice 3-5 times 6-10 times 11-20 times More than 20 times

* 6. What type of craft did you use on your most recent trip?

* 7. What is your skill level in this craft? (i.e., the highest class you feel comfortable boating)?

* 8. Please rate the difficulty of this river section in comparison to your skill level.

* 9. In your opinion, what was the level of risk while you were boating today for the following river conditions? (Please choose one response for each river condition below)

  No risk at all Slight level of risk Some level of risk High level of risk Extreme level of risk Don’t know
Fast water
Cold water
Large wood on sides of channel
Large wood blocking part of the channel
Channel spanning logs
Rocks and rapids

* 10. Please note any specific hazards you’ve seen or encountered on the river today and their approximate location(s):

* 11. How many people were in your boat?

* 12. How many boats/tubes were in your group?

* 13. How many people were in your group?

* 14. How many people in your group wore a life jacket (PFD) today/during your most recent trip?

* 15. In addition to your group, how many other people did you see floating the river?

* 16. Please indicate your level of support for management actions that might be used to improve boating experiences on the Methow River.

  Strongly oppose Slightly oppose Neutral Slightly support Strongly support Don’t know
Require boaters/tubers to wear life jackets (PFDs)
Require boaters to self-register before they float the river (to help agencies monitor use, skill levels, types of craft) and provide an opportunity to warn floaters of hazards.
Provide more large wood information at put-ins/takeouts, installing informational kiosks and select locations.
Post warning signs at put-ins/take-outs to identify large wood hazards.
Provide information online including maps and photos of hazards.

* 17. Prior to this trip did you obtain information on boating conditions (e.g., difficulty level, flows, put-in and takeout locations, potentially hazardous areas)?

* 18. If yes to Question 17, where did you obtain information about boating conditions?

* 19. Which of the following safety-related equipment do you typically bring when you go whitewater boating?

* 20. How often do you scout or portage at potential safety hazards?

* 21. Are you trained in swiftwater rescue techniques?

* 22. What is your zip code?

* 23. Do you have any additional comments?