Montezuma Land Conservancy, Youth Community Survey
The information from this survey will be used to guide the Montezuma Land Conservancy (MLC) in developing community programs and land protection projects that will positively impact you here in Southwest Colorado!  MLC strives to design projects that protect our home and improve our community to make this a great place for everyone to live.  

Your answers will ensure that everyone is represented in the results of our survey.  This is not a test- there are no right or wrong answers.  Your opinion is important.  Please answer all questions as honestly as you can.  This survey will take you 10-15 minutes to complete.  Thank you for your time and telling us all about YOU!  

 
Getting Outdoors
 
1.
How interested are you in doing the following outdoor activities in Montezuma, Dolores or San Miguel County?  Please rate how interested you are in doing the following outdoor activities, from Not interested to Very interested.  (list continues in next question)
 Not interested Slightly interested Interested Very interested  
Camping  
Climbing  
Cross-country skiing  
Farming and ranching  
Gardening  
Hiking, running or walking  
Hunting/fishing  
Mountain biking  
Outdoor sports (golf, football, team sports, etc.)  
Plant and wildlife studies  
2.

How interested are you in doing the following outdoor activities in Montezuma, Dolores or San Miguel County?  Please rate how interested you are in doing the following outdoor activities, from Not interested to Very interested. If an activity you enjoy is not listed, please rank it under "other" and type it in the comment box provided.

 Not interested Slightly interested Interested Very interested  
Skateboarding  
Tradition/ceremony  
Visiting archeological sites  
Water sports (SUP, canoeing, kayaking)  
Other (please write in box below)  
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3.
How often do you spend at least 30 minutes outdoors doing activities like those listed in the previous question? 
Rarely
One day a week
2 or 3 days a week
4 or 5 days a week
6 or 7 days a week
4.
Think of the activities you like to do or would like to do outdoors. Are there reasons you have not tried these activities or done them more often?  Please rate how much of an affect the following reasons have on you doing activities that you would like to do outdoors, from "No affect" to "Strong affect".  If there is another reason you don't participate in activities please rank it under "other" and type the reason in the comment box provided. 
 No affect Mild affect Moderate affect Strong affect  
I don't feel safe  
I don't have anyone to go with  
I don't know how to do the activity I want to do  
I don't have the equipment to do the activity  
No transportation  
Not enough time  
Physical limitations/health  
The activity is too expensive  
Too crowded  
Other (please write in box below)  
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5.

Is there one thing that could happen that would make you able to spend more time outdoors?If your answer is "yes" please type what could happen that would make you able to spend more time outdoors in the comment box provided.

Yes
No
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Conservation
 
6.

How much of a concern do you think the following issues are in our area?  Please rate how much of a concern you think the following issues are in our area from "Not a concern" to "A major concern" or "I don't know".  If there is an issue that is not listed, please rank it under "other" and type it in the comment box provided.

 Not a concern A minor concern A concern A major concern I don't know 
Change in climate
Decreased farming and ranching
Drought
Loss of Indigenous culture
Loss of open space
Pollution
Wildfires
Other
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Education
 
7.
Have you ever attended one of our programs at our education center in Lewis, Fozzie's Farm, or at another location?
Yes
No
8.

What kind of classes could MLC offer that would interest you?  Please select the response that best indicates your level of interest in the following classes.  If the kind of classes you are interested in aren't listed here, please rank your level of interest under "other" then type the class in the comment box provided.

 Not interested Slightly interested Interested Very interested  
Agriculture/farming  
Indigenous cultures  
Land and water conservation  
Livestock  
Native plants/weeds  
Nature-based art programs  
Outdoor group activities, like group hikes  
Wildlife studies  
Other (please write in box below)  
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9.

Does your school teach classes about agriculture or farming?

Yes
No
10.
How interested are you in a career in agriculture or farming?
Not interested
Slight interest
Interested
Strong interest
11.

How interested are you in jobs that have to do with being outdoors or in nature?  (examples include working for the Forest Service, working for a conservation organization, the Bureau of Land Management) 

Not interested
Slight interest
Interested
Strong interest
12.

Do you know anyone who has a job that has to do with being outdoors or in nature?

Yes
No
13.
Do you feel like there are opportunities (such as career or education) for you in your home community after high school?
Yes
No
14.
What are you interested in pursuing after high school? Select all that apply.
College degree
Gap year
Job/career
Military
Trade school (for example Electrician, Cosmetologist, Aircraft Mechanic)
Unsure/Don't know
Other  
Your information
One of our goals in distributing this survey is to ensure that as many members of our community are represented in our work as possible.  Your information is not required but would be greatly appreciated in supporting this goal.  All answers are for Montezuma Land Conservancy use only.  Your identity will be kept confidential and any information you give us will not be connected to your name. 
 
15.

How long have you lived here?

I don't live here
Less than 1 year
1-5 years
6-10 years
More than 10 years
I was born here
16.

Which of these best describes you? Select all that apply.

Male
Female
I identify another way
I prefer not to answer
17.

How would you best describe yourself?  Select all that apply.  If your identity is not listed, please select "not listed" and type it in the comment box provided.

American Indian/Native American/Alaska Native
Asian
Black or African American
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander
Hispanic/Latino/Latin-
x
White
Biracial/multiracial
Prefer not to answer
Not listed (please type in the box below)
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18.

What is your age?

11-13
14-18
19-21
Other  
19.

What is your home zip code?

 

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