The Kootenai Forest Stakeholders Coalition is an independent forest collaborative. We are timber industry professionals, conservationists, recreation advocates, and local citizens.

We believe there is room for everyone across our vast forest. Our goal is to ensure a sustainable and predictable timber harvest for local loggers and mills, and also ensure recreational access, clean water, and wildlife habitat.

This 8-minute survey is an opportunity for you to share with us what you care about when it comes to public lands in northwest Montana. We want to know what you value about your National Forest, how you use public lands, and what you see as important for the future of the Kootenai. Thank you for your thoughtful answers.

We will use the results of this survey to help to craft a report about how the towns of northwest Montana interact with the Kootenai National Forest. The report will be open to the public on kootenaifuture.org and all of your answers will remain anonymous.

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* 1. Over the course of a year, what activities do you engage in on the Kootenai National Forest?

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* 2. What do you like the most about the Kootenai National Forest?

Our public lands can serve many functions and must be managed for multiple use (mandated by the founding document of the United States Forest Service), including timber production, wilderness and watershed protection, grazing, and recreation.

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* 3. How much do you personally agree or disagree with the following statements?

  Strongly Disagree Disagree Not Enough Info Agree Strongly Agree
Areas with a high nature value should be protected to a large extent.
As a whole, public lands are managed well, thereby improving or maintaining forest conditions.
The Kootenai National Forest contains vital habitat that is indispensable to life for lots of species.
The Kootenai National Forest is a place of renewal and recreation for locals and visitors.
The Kootenai National Forest is an important area for logging and timber production.
The Kootenai National Forest is important to the local economy.
Each person holds a variety of opinions about the many aspects of our national public lands. Below are a variety of issues related to the multi-use mandate that the Kootenai National Forest operates under. We understand that you may value many of these issues at the same time.

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* 4. When you think of your local public lands, what issues matter the most to you? Please indicate how important you think each statement is.

  Not at all important Less Important Does not apply to me Important Very Important
Increased logging and timber production.
Increased recreation areas and trails.
Living in a place where you and your family has free access to public land, trails, and wild country.
Living in a region with clean water.
Preservation of old growth forest.
Preservation of wildlife diversity.
That you and your children are able to grow up and stay in the region and find well paying, stable jobs.
That your children or grandchildren are learning to hike, hunt, camp and fish with their parents and grandparents.

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* 5. How much do you value knowledge of local history and traditions?

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* 6. How much do you value local economic prosperity and jobs?

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* 7. How much do you value environmental health and secure wildlife habitat?

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* 8. How much do you value community involvement and volunteering?

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* 9. What changes would most improve the Kootenai National Forest?

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* 10. Which county do you live in?

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* 11. About how long have you lived near the Kootenai National Forest?

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* 12. What is your gender?

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* 13. What is your age?

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* 14. Are you a parent, caretaker of children, or grandparent?

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* 15. Do you have any other comments, questions, or concerns for the Kootenai Forest Stakeholders Coalition?

Please keep in mind that we are an independent group, not part of the Forest Service. We are a collective of timber industry professionals, conservationists, recreation advocates, and local citizens.

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* 16. Would you like to receive occasional updates from the Kootenai Forest Stakeholders Coalition about forest projects, local events, and field trips?

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