Shannon Basin Recreation Management Survey
The Sea to Sky district of the BC Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development (FLNRORD) is currently partnering with Squamish Nation to develop a recreation management strategy for the greater Shannon Basin area, in collaboration with BC Parks. The Fraser Basin Council is assisting with outreach and public engagement. This project is in its early stages - we are seeking input from people who recreate in this area.

Your input is important, and will inform future recreation management in this area.

The Fraser Basin Council (FBC) is a not-for-profit organization that works with people in multiple sectors, helping them find collaborative solutions to issues related to the social, economic and environmental dimensions of sustainability. The FBC has been involved since the early stages of this project and will be assisting the project partners as an impartial facilitator conducting outreach and engagement with stakeholders.

This survey is voluntary. Please do not provide any personal information in your survey response and complete this survey once.

Note: This survey works best using Google Chrome.

Thank you very much for your time!
Shannon Basin project area
Your Experience in the Shannon Basin Area
1. Do you recreate in the Shannon Basin area?(If no, then skip to Question #15)
2. How often do you visit the Shannon Basin area in Summer (Apr-Oct)?
3. How often do you visit the Shannon Basin area in Winter (Nov-Mar)?
4. When you visit the Shannon Basin, do you typically visit during the day, or do you stay overnight?
5. How often do you participate in the following activities in Shannon Basin in the summer? (check all that apply)
Never
Occasionally
Regularly
Hiking/ Walking
Trail running
Rock-climbing
Bouldering
Scrambling
Mountaineering
Mountain biking
Trials bike riding
Dirt bike riding
Nature photography
Dog walking
Hunting
Car camping
Wilderness camping / backpacking
Other
If you answered "Other" for Question #5, please specify.
Your answer
6. How often do you participate in the following recreation activities in Shannon Basin in the winter? (check all that apply)
Never
Occasionally
Regularly
Backcountry skiing/snowboarding
Cross-country skiing
Snowshoeing
Walking
Mountaineering
Ice climbing
Other
If you answered "Other" for Question #6, please specify.
Your answer
7. What are your main motivations for visiting the Shannon Basin? (check all that apply)
8. Please indicate your satisfaction with the following:
Not at all satisfied
Slightly satisfied
Somewhat satisfied
Very satisfied
Extremely satisfied
No opinion
Number of trails
Variety of trails / terrain
Trail design / quality / maintenance
Trail signage
Toilet facilities
Presence of enforcement / management
Opportunities for camping
Parking
9. When you have visited the Shannon Basin area in the past, did you feel that your enjoyment was reduced by the number of people you encountered?
If you answered "Yes" to Question #9, please specify how and where.
Your answer
10. When you have visited the Shannon Basin area in the past, did you feel that your enjoyment was reduced by any encounters you had with other visitors?
If you answered "Yes" to Question #10, please specify how and where.
Your answer
11. Are you concerned with your environmental impact when visiting the Shannon Basin area?
12. Are you concerned with the impact of your activities to wildlife when visiting the Shannon Basin area?
13. Have you encountered wildlife while recreating in the Shannon Basin area?
If you answered "Yes" to Question #13, please describe.
Your answer
14. Have you ever had a negative wildlife encounter while recreating in the Shannon Basin area?
If you answered "Yes" to Question #14, please describe.
Your answer
What is important?
The following questions ask you to think about what values are most important to you when considering recreation management in the Shannon Basin area
15. Please rank the importance of the following values or objectives, for future management in the Shannon Basin area.
Not important
Slightly important
Neutral
Moderately important
Very important
No opinion
Safety of visitors
Easy, unrestricted access to recreate in the area
Protecting wildlife and wildlife habitat
Protecting First Nations values (i.e. cultural & spiritual sites) & the ability for First Nations community members to carry out cultural practices
Preserving the feeling of a wilderness experience
Maintaining a spectrum of recreation opportunities and settings
Reduced crowding on trails and at trailheads
Adequate infrastructure for levels of use
Improving parking opportunities
Improving public transportation to the area
Minimizing risk of wildfire (i.e. restricting fires in certain places or times)
Providing a diversity of trails (i.e. difficulty, terrain, type)
Providing designated non-motorized areas
Providing educational information on the environment & wildlife
Providing educational information on First Nations’ history and culture
Providing educational information on backcountry ethics/stewardship (i.e. Leave No Trace)
Providing additional commercial recreation opportunities
16. In your opinion, which of the following actions would improve recreation management in the Shannon Basin area? (check all that apply)
If you answered "Other" for Question #16, please specify.
Your answer
Consider what recreation settings or experiences you enjoy most within this area (see definitions below for #17-18)
Primitive:
The physical environment is essentially unmodified/natural. Concentration of visitors is very low and evidence of other visitors is minimal. The only infrastructure present is for resource protection; no facilities for comfort or convenience are provided. Motorized recreational use within the area is not permitted.

Semi-primitive non-motorized:
The physical environment is predominantly unmodified/natural. Concentration of visitors is low and evidence of other visitors is low to moderate. Infrastructure is provided for the protection of resource values and the safety of visitors. Motorized recreational use is not permitted.

Semi-primitive motorized:
The physical environment is predominantly unmodified/natural. Concentration of visitors is low and evidence of other visitors is low to moderate. Infrastructure is provided for the protection of resource values and the safety of visitors. Motorized recreational use is permitted.

Roaded natural:
The physical environment is generally natural. Resource modification and utilization practices are evident but harmonize with the natural environment. Concentration of visitors is low to moderate and evidence of other visitors is moderate. Rustic facilities are provided for visitor convenience as well as for safety and resource protection. Motorized recreational use is permitted.

Rural:
The physical area is characterized by a substantially modified natural environment. Resource modification and utilization practices are evident. Concentration of visitors is often moderate to high and evidence of other visitors is readily apparent. Facilities and infrastructure exist for use by large numbers of people, and specific activities. Developed sites, roads, and trails are designed for moderate to high use. Motorized use is permitted.

17. Please rate the importance of having each of the following recreation settings available within the Shannon Basin.
Not important
Slightly important
Neutral
Moderately important
Very important
No opinion
Primitive
Semi-primitive non-motorized
Semi-primitive motorized
Roaded natural
Rural
18. How important is it for there to be a range of recreation settings available in the Shannon Basin?
19. What is most important to you when considering future recreation management in the Shannon Basin area?
Your answer
20. Do you have other ideas of how land managers can improve recreation management in the Shannon Basin area?
Your answer
About You
21. Please indicate your age range:
22. Where are you from? *
23. How would you describe your level of outdoor experience?
24. What sources of information have you used to help plan your visit into the Shannon Basin ? (check all that apply):
Please specify your sources of information
Your answer
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