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					Middle Fork American River Project

     Recreation Resources
Technical Working Group Meeting




           October 5, 2009
Recreation Technical Study Report
       Status and Schedule




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             TSR Status and Schedule

   REC 1 – Recreation Use and Facilities
     In progress - Draft to be distributed in November.
   REC 2 – Recreation Visitor Surveys
     Draft distributed on September 10, 2009.
     Comments due on November 9, 2009.
   REC 3 – Reservoir Recreation Opportunities
     In progress - Draft to be distributed in October.



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              TSR Status and Schedule

   REC 4 – Stream-based Recreation Opportunities
     Draft distributed on July 24, 2009.
     Comments due on September 22, 2009.
     Response to comments on draft report in progress.
   REC 5 – Visual Quality Assessment
     Draft distributed on March 27, 2009.
     Comments due on May 26, 2009.
     Report was finalized on August 20, 2009.


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REC 4 – Stream-Based Recreation
    Opportunities TSR Status




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                 REC 4 – TSR Status

   Draft Report Distributed on July 24, 3009 with
    comments due on September 22, 2009.
   Comments provided by four parties:
     Foothills Water Network
     Horseshoe Bar Fish and Game Preserve
     Patricia Gibbs
     Bill Carnazzo
   Forest Service comments are pending.


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               REC 4 – TSR Status

   PCWA plan for response to comments:
     All comments will be addressed in a
      response-to-comments table.
     Distribute response-to-comments table to
      Recreation TWG for review.
     Discuss responses with Recreation TWG.
     Revise report in accordance with response-to-
      comments table.


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Overview of REC 2 – Recreation
       Visitor Survey TSR




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     REC 2 – Recreation Visitor Survey TSR

   Schedule
     Draft TSR was distributed on September 10, 2009.
     60-day review period
     Comments are due on November 9, 2009.




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     REC 2 – Recreation Visitor Survey TSR

   Content
     Handout #1 – Table of Contents




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     REC 2 – Recreation Visitor Survey TSR

   Study Objectives
     Conduct a General Visitor Survey
        Collect data to describe:
            Current recreation activities
            User characteristics
        Utilize data to evaluate:
              Use patterns
              Visitor preferences
              Demand for opportunities
              Demand for new or improved developed recreation facilities

     Conduct an Angler Survey at French Meadows and
      Hell Hole Reservoirs.

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     REC 2 – Recreation Visitor Survey TSR

   Study Area
     All developed Project recreation facilities.
     Select dispersed concentrated use areas (DCUAs)
      identified in consultation with stakeholders.
     Five sites located in ASRA.
          Indian Bar Rafter Access (also a Project recreation facility)
          Ruck-a-Chucky Campground
          Mammoth Bar
          Confluence Area
          Birdsall/Oregon Bar Access Areas



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     REC 2 – Recreation Visitor Survey TSR

   Study Implementation
     General Visitor Survey was separated into two distinct
      survey efforts:
        Form A – Designed to collect a range of demographic and
         activity-specific information.
        Form B – Designed to collect information about visitation
         patterns, spending, travel destinations and routes.

     Reservoir Angler Survey
        Conducted as a component of the General Visitor Survey
         (Form A)




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     REC 2 – Recreation Visitor Survey TSR

   Study Implementation
     Form A Consisted of 7 Sections:
          Section A-1: Background Information Section
          Section A-2: Camping at Developed Sites
          Section A-3: Day Use at Developed Sites
          Section A-4: Day Use or Camping in Undeveloped Areas
          Section A-5: Day Use along a Stream/River
          Section A-6: Reservoir Recreation
          Section A-7: Fishing




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     REC 2 – Recreation Visitor Survey TSR

   Reporting
     Methods and overall results are presented in the REC
      2 – Recreation Visitor Survey TSR.
        Results presented in the REC 2 - TSR focus on
         characterizing visitor demographics, experiences, and
         preferences by area.

     Some survey results will be documented in other
      technical study reports, as appropriate.




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     REC 2 – Recreation Visitor Survey TSR

   Reporting
     Handout #2 – REC 2 – Recreation Visitor Survey TSP
      Study Objectives, Related Study Elements, and
      Reports.




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REC 2 – Recreation Visitor Survey TSR
                                Study Objectives
                        Conduct General Visitor Survey
       Conduct Angler Survey at French Meadows and Hell Hole Reservoirs

                                      Form A
                              General Visitor Survey
                             Reservoir Angler Survey

                                      Form B
                       Road and Dispersed Use Interview


    Results are documented in REC 2 – Recreation Visitor Surveys TSR
                          (organized by area).




  Section A-1    Section A-2       Section A-3     Section A-4   Section A-7    Section A-5      Section A-6
    General      Camping at         Day Use at      Day Use or     Fishing       Day Use         Reservoir
  Background     Developed          Developed       Camping in                    along a        Recreation
  Information      Sites              Sites        Undeveloped                 Stream/River
                                                      Areas



                  Site-specific results will be                                  Results are    Results will be
                        documented in                                          documented in    documented in
                            REC 1 –                                               REC 4 –          REC 3 –
                        Recreation Use                                         Stream-based       Reservoir
                               and                                               Recreation       Recreation
                    Facilities Assessment                                       Opportunities    Opportunities
                              TSR.                                                  TSR.            TSR.
                                                                               (organized by
                        (organized by                                            bypass and     (organized by
                   Project recreation facility)                                    peaking        reservoir)
                                                                                  reaches)
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     REC 2 – Recreation Visitor Survey TSR
   Form A - Methods
     Surveys were conducted in 2008, from Memorial Day
      weekend (May 24th) through Labor Day weekend
      (September 1st).
     Surveys were administered in accordance with the
      schedule and protocols established in consultation
      with the Recreation TWG.
     Any schedule or protocol adjustments were
      communicated to the Recreation TWG in meetings
      and by e-mail, and are documented in the report.



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     REC 2 – Recreation Visitor Survey TSR

   Form A - Results
     A total of 968 people participated in the Form A
      surveys.
          Hell Hole Reservoir Area – 255
          French Meadows Reservoir Area – 316
          Long Canyon Area – 51
          Duncan Creek Diversion Area – 5
          Ralston Afterbay Area – 58
             Includes Indian Bar Rafter Access
        ASRA Area – 283
             Excludes Indian Bar Rafter Access

     Overall participation rate was better then expected
      (62%).

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     REC 2 – Recreation Visitor Survey TSR
   Form A - Results
     All survey data was entered into SPSS, a database
      and statistical analysis software package.
     Survey data was organized into six geographic areas
      for analysis:
          Hell Hole Reservoir Area
          French Meadows Reservoir Area
          Long Canyon Area
          Duncan Creek Diversion Area
          Ralston Afterbay Area
          ASRA Area



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     REC 2 – Recreation Visitor Survey TSR
   Form A - Results
     Survey results are presented in tables and
      summarized in the text, by area, and by survey
      section.
        Example results table
        Example text




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     REC 2 – Recreation Visitor Survey TSR
   Form B - Methods
     Surveys were conducted in June, July, and August,
      2008.
     Surveys were administered in accordance with the
      protocols established in consultation with the
      Recreation TWG.
     Conducted in an interview format.
        Survey technician utilized reference maps to help
         respondents identify their travel routes.

     Objective was to collect a total of 100 surveys
      throughout the study area.
        Form B was not administered in ASRA, per the study plan.

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     REC 2 – Recreation Visitor Survey TSR

   Form B - Results
     A total of 110 people completed Form B.
          Hell Hole Reservoir Area – 32
          French Meadows Reservoir Area – 48
          Long Canyon Area – 0
          Duncan Creek Diversion Area – 3
          Ralston Afterbay Area – 27
             Includes Indian Bar Rafter Access




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     REC 2 – Recreation Visitor Survey TSR
   Form B - Results
     All survey data was entered into SPSS.
     Survey data were organized into four areas for
      analysis:
          Hell Hole Reservoir Area
          French Meadows Reservoir Area
          Duncan Creek Diversion Area
          Ralston Afterbay Area




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     REC 2 – Recreation Visitor Survey TSR

   Form B - Results
     Results presented in the REC 2 - TSR focus on:
          Visitation patterns (timing, frequency)
          Road use
          Areas visited during trip
          Spending

     Data collected through this survey effort will also be
      used in the LAND 1 – Transportation System TSR.




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     REC 2 – Recreation Visitor Survey TSR

   Form B - Results
     Survey results are presented in tables and
      summarized in the text, by area, and by survey
      section.
        Example results table
        Example text




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     REC 2 – Recreation Visitor Survey TSR
   Form B – Example Results
     Hell Hole Reservoir Area
         Number of Years Recreating in Area – average of 17.3 years
         Frequency of Visits – average of 4.6 times per year
         Timing of Visits
             January – April: 0%
             May – September: 100%
             October – December: 0%
         Road Use
             Most of the survey participants (84%) accessed the area from
              Foresthill, utilizing Mosquito Ridge Road (FR 96)
             Remainder (16%) accessed the area from Georgetown, utilizing Eleven
              Pines Road (FR 2)
         Spending (n = 26, average per survey participant)
             Auburn - $33.08
             Foresthill - $20.77
             Georgetown - $12.31


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    REC 2 – Recreation Visitor Survey TSR
   Form B – Example Results
     French Meadows Reservoir Area
        Number of Years Recreating in Area – average of 17.3 years
        Frequency of Visits – average of 3.4 times per year
        Timing of Visits
           January – April: 0%
           May – September: 100%
           October – December: 0%
        Road Use
           All of the survey participants accessed the area from Foresthill
            utilizing Mosquito Ridge Road (FR 96)
        Spending (average per survey participant, n=42)
           Auburn - $64.93
           Foresthill - $14.29
           Georgetown - $0

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     REC 2 – Recreation Visitor Survey TSR
   Form B – Example Results
     Ralston Afterbay Area
         Number of Years Recreating in Area – average of 14.1 years
         Frequency of Visits – average of 5.2 times per year
         Timing of Visits
             January – April: 7.4%
             May – September: 100%
             October – December: 3.7%
         Road Use
             All of the survey participants accessed the area from Foresthill utilizing
              Mosquito Ridge Road (FR 96) and Blacksmith Flat Road (FR 23)
         Spending (average per survey participant, n=25)
             Auburn - $36.12
             Foresthill - $14.20
             Georgetown - $0



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     REC 2 – Recreation Visitor Survey TSR

   Form B – Example Results
     Most people stay within the area they visited.
        Hell Hole Reservoir Area (n = 32)
            All respondents stayed in the Hell Hole Reservoir Area.
        French Meadows Reservoir Area (n = 48)
            One person went to Hell Hole Boat Ramp.
            One person went to the North Fork of the American River.
            One person went to Sugar Pine Lake.
        Duncan Creek Diversion Area (n = 3)
            One person went to an area north of Talbot Campground.
        Ralston Afterbay Area (n = 27)
            One person went to Big Trees.
            One person (a boater) went to Ruck-a-Chucky Campground.
            One person went to Folsom Lake.
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     REC 2 – Recreation Visitor Survey TSR
   Reservoir Angler Survey - Methods
     Conducted as a component of the General Visitor Survey
      (Section A-7)
     Any survey participant who identified “fishing” as one of the
      activities they participated in during their visit was asked to
      complete Section A-7.
     Focused on the following topics:
           Fishing effort
           Fishing location
           Fishing gear
           Fish species kept, caught, and released
           Fishing experience
           Overall satisfaction
     Responses were also used to determine catch per unit effort.


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     REC 2 – Recreation Visitor Survey TSR
   Reservoir Angler Survey - Methods
     A total of 213 people completed Section A-7 of the survey form.
     Of these, 170 surveys were analyzed.
         Hell Hole Reservoir Area – 101
         French Meadows Area – 63
         Ralston Afterbay Area – 6
     The remainder were not analyzed for the following reasons:
         Respondent identified both Hell Hole and French Meadows
          Reservoirs (10)
         Respondent identified both a reservoir and a river/stream (16)
         Respondent identified a river/stream (16) but:
             did not specify which river or stream they fished;
             the stream was not a bypass or peaking reach; or
             not enough responses on any one stream.
         Too few responses to analyze.



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     REC 2 – Recreation Visitor Survey TSR

   Reservoir Angler Survey - Methods
     All survey data was entered into SPSS.
     Data were organized by reservoir for analysis.
        Hell Hole Reservoir
        French Meadows Reservoir
        Ralston Afterbay




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     REC 2 – Recreation Visitor Survey TSR
   Reservoir Angler Survey - Results
     Survey results are presented in tables and
      summarized in the text, by reservoir, and by survey
      section.
        Example results table
        Example text




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     REC 2 – Recreation Visitor Survey TSR
   Reservoir Angler Survey – Example Results
     Hell Hole Reservoir Area
         Most anglers (79%) fish from a boat
         Anglers reported catching a total of 451 fish.
               Kokanee (52%)
               Brown Trout (22%)
               Rainbow Trout (16%)
               Lake Trout/Mackinaw (10%)
         Catch per unit effort = 0.6 fish/hour
         Fishing Experience
             43% of the respondents said the number of fish caught was acceptable.
             52% of the respondents said that the size of fish caught was
              acceptable.
             73% of the respondents said the variety of fish species was acceptable.
         Most anglers (77%) said they were either very satisfied or satisfied
          with their overall fishing experience.


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     REC 2 – Recreation Visitor Survey TSR
   Reservoir Angler Survey – Example Results
     French Meadows Reservoir Area
         Anglers fish from both a boat and shore.
         Anglers reported catching a total of 192 fish.
               Rainbow Trout (84%)
               Brown Trout (6%)
               Lake Trout/Mackinaw (4%)
               “Not sure” (6%)
         Catch per unit effort = 0.5 fish/hour
         Fishing Experience
             47% of the respondents said the number of fish caught was acceptable
             47% of the respondents said that the size of fish caught was
              acceptable
             51% of the respondents said the variety of fish species was acceptable
         Most people (75%) said they were either very satisfied or satisfied
          with their overall fishing experience.


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     REC 2 – Recreation Visitor Survey TSR

   Reservoir Angler Survey – Example Results
     Ralston Afterbay Area
         Discussion relies on a limited number of surveys (n=6).
         Anglers fish from both a boat and shore.
         Anglers reported catching a total of 12 fish.
             Rainbow Trout (11 fish)
             Brown Trout (one fish)
         Catch per unit effort = 0.5 fish/hour
         Fishing Experience
             75% of the respondents said the number of fish caught was acceptable.
             60% of the respondents said that the size of fish caught was
              acceptable.
             75% of the respondents said the variety of fish species was acceptable.
         Most anglers (83%) said they were either very satisfied or satisfied
          with their overall fishing experience.


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Development of Recreation-Related
       Management Plans




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          Collaboration Topic Schedule
             2009                                                                2010
Q1   Q2       Q3               Q4                   Q1                  Q2                 Q3       Q4

          • Vegetation & Integrated                                  • S-S Wildlife
            Pest Mgt Plan                                              Protection
          • Bald Eagle Mgt Plan                                        Measures

                                      • Visual Resources
                                             Plan

                           • Sediment Management Plan


                                                         • Recreation Plan


                                 • Water Quality Measures
                                 • Spill Prevention Control
                                   & Countermeasure Plan

                                                         • Historic Properties
                                                          Management Plan                         Draft
                                                                                                 License
                                                   • Fire Plan                                  Application
                                                   • Public Safety Plan
                                                   • Emergency Action Plan

                                                  • Transportation System
                                                     Management Plan

                                                  • Instream Flow Releases
                                                  • Aquatic Monitoring Plans
                                                  • Entrainment/Passage Measures

                                                               • FERC Non-Jurisdictional
                                                                 Agreements

                                                               • Administrative Provisions


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Next Steps




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                           Next Steps

   Next Recreation TWG meeting scheduled for
    November 3, 2009.
     Proposed meeting topics:
        Discuss REC 3 – Reservoir Recreation Opportunities TSR
        Discuss whitewater boating studies on bypass reaches
             Logistics
             Participants
             Review study form
             Reporting
        Discuss Visual Management Plan
           Objectives
           Content
           Potential Measures



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