MONTE VISTA – Visitors to the Rio Grande National Frost may encounter people taking surveys at popular Forest sites. Every five years, National Forests across the nation conduct Visitor Use Monitoring surveys, this year surveys are being taken on the Rio Grande. Surveyors question visitors about why they came to the Forest, how often they visit, how they use it, and where they came from. Deputy Forest Supervisor Tom Malecek said, “These surveys are used to allocate resources into the future.”
Surveyors will be at various Forest locations from October 2019 through September 2020. Road signs will be posted to alert travelers. Visitors are encouraged to stop in a safe manner and talk to them. It can help pinpoint needs and focus resources on why and where people are using the Rio Grande National Forest. Thank you for your help.