Public Opinion Survey of the Upper Gallinas Watershed in the Las Vegas District of the Santa Fe National Forest

Note: This questionnaire only pertains to the National Forest lands (USFS) in the Upper Gallinas Watershed – the area of Gallinas Creek, Porvenir Creek, their tributaries and surrounding uplands (see map below).

The more specific you are the more helpful your answers will be!

1. How do you use this local area of the National Forest? [be specific please - examples: hunting, fishing, hiking, camping, picnicking, nature appreciation, backpacking, livestock grazing, timber or firewood harvesting, gathering medicinal, edible or ornamental plants, cross country skiing or other winter activities] *
Your answer
2. Are you a: *
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3. How often do you use this local area of the National Forest? *
Your answer
4. What problems have you observed with the health of the land? [examples – streambank erosion, bare ground, degraded vegetation, noxious weeds, degraded wetlands, excessive sedimentation in stream water, loss of fish and/or wildlife populations, warm stream water] *
Your answer
5. What problems have you observed with the way people use the land or in the condition of public use areas? [examples – ORVs in streams or other sensitive areas, causing erosion or bare ground with overuse, trash, water pollution, excessive harvest or degradation of vegetation or fish and wildlife, degraded vegetation from livestock] *
Your answer
6. What improvements would you like to see that would increase the health of the land? [examples – plant vegetation, protect ecologically important areas like wetlands, heal erosion, provide better livestock watering away from streams, improve fish habitat, improve wildlife habitat] *
Your answer
7. What improvements would you like to see in public use or in public use areas? [examples – more trash cans, better stream crossings, interpretive signs, educational information, better maintained trails, more camping spaces, improved roads, better fishing access] *
Your answer
8. If you are a fisherman, would you like to see Native Cutthroat Trout re-established and supported in the upper reaches of Gallinas Cr. and Porvenir Cr./Beaver Cr.? [this would mean excluding Rainbow and Brown trout from Cutthroat waters]
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9. How would you rate the overall health of the land in the National Forest of the Upper Gallinas Watershed? *
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Please provide any additional comments, concerns or information not addressed above (optional):
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