2014 Membership Survey

 

2014 Membership Survey

 
 

SECTION ONE: ABOUT YOU

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Question - Not Required - I value our national parks for:
Please make between 1 and 8 selections from the choices below.

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Question - Not Required - When you look ahead to the National Park System's centennial in 2016, do you think the condition of our national parks will be the same as today, better or worse?



 

SECTION TWO: PARK FUNDING

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Question - Not Required - As NPCA works to ensure greater support for our national parks with Congress and the administration, what do you think are the best arguments to encourage adequate funding for our national parks? (Check all that apply.)
Please make up to 5 selections from the choices below.

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Question - Not Required - Which of the following do you believe is the most serious challenge caused by a lack of adequate funding for the National Park Service?






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Question - Not Required - What percentage of Americans do you believe are aware of the major threats posed to our national parks by inadequate funding?





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Question - Not Required - Funding cuts can mean that some park visitors may never see a park ranger on their visit. How important do you think park rangers are to the experience that visitors have in national parks?



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Question - Not Required - Inadequate funding also impairs visitors' park experiences by forcing parks to reduce hours of operation, cut back on education programs, delay maintenance projects, and close visitor stations and even restrooms. How important are such programs and services to you when deciding which, or whether, to visit national parks?



 

SECTION THREE: PARKS AS ENGINES OF ECONOMIC RECOVERY

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Question - Not Required - Do you support the creation of a National Parks Conservation Corps that will create jobs while protecting and restoring national parks?



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Question - Not Required - Are you aware that every federal dollar invested in parks returns $10 to local and regional economies?



 

SECTION FOUR: INHOLDINGS AND ADJACENT DEVELOPMENT

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Question - Not Required - Dozens of national parks across the country remain incomplete decades after their establishment due to "inholdings," privately-owned land within park boundaries. Do you believe the National Park Service should place a special emphasis on augmenting existing parks, as well as creating new parks?



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Question - Not Required - Have you visited a national park with inholding "holes" in it or otherwise marred by the development of private lands within the park?



 

SECTION FIVE: POLLUTION

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Question - Not Required - Air quality in some national parks has diminished to the point that park visitors can be warned against hiking and other outdoor activities if they have respiratory problems. Do you believe the construction of new coal-fired power plants should be permitted if it will impact air quality in a national park?



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Question - Not Required - Mining and fracking for natural resources near national parks can contaminate air and water quality, damage ecosystems, and impact wildlife habitat. How important do you think it is to protect parks such as the Grand Canyon from these threats?



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Question - Not Required - As the Park Service formulates plans for improving national parks in time for their centennial celebration, should they make provisions to reduce noise pollution and protect the natural tranquility of national parks?



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