IOWA SURVEY FOR THE STATE COMPREHENSIVE OUTDOOR RECREATION PLAN

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					IOWA SURVEY FOR THE STATE COMPREHENSIVE
    OUTDOOR RECREATION PLAN (SCORP)




  Conducted for the Iowa Department of Natural Resources

               by Responsive Management




                          2006
IOWA SURVEY FOR THE STATE COMPREHENSIVE
    OUTDOOR RECREATION PLAN (SCORP)




                              2006



     Responsive Management National Office
              Mark Damian Duda, Executive Director
         Peter E. De Michele, Ph.D., Director of Research
                 Martin Jones, Research Associate
              Andrea Criscione, Research Associate
                 Chad Craun, Research Associate
              Tim Winegord, Survey Center Manager
                 Alison Lanier, Business Manager
      Steven J. Bissell, Ph.D., Qualitative Research Associate
           James B. Herrick, Ph.D., Research Associate



                       130 Franklin Street
                    Harrisonburg, VA 22801
           Phone: 540/432-1888 Fax: 540/432-1892
           E-mail: mark@responsivemanagement.com
               www.responsivemanagement.com
                                 Acknowledgements

  Responsive Management would like to thank Michelle Wilson of the Iowa Department of
Natural Resources, Conservation and Recreation Division, for her input, support, and guidance
                                     on this project.
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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
INTRODUCTION AND METHODOLOGY
This study was conducted for the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) to determine
Iowa residents’ participation and interest in outdoor recreation, as well as their attitudes toward
outdoor recreation, the environment, natural areas, green space, and the IDNR. The study
entailed focus groups and a telephone survey of Iowa residents. The study is part of the planning
process for the State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP).


The focus groups entailed in-depth, structured discussions with small groups of Iowa residents
about outdoor recreation. An experienced, trained moderator led the focus groups, as
unobtrusively as possible, through a discussion outline and looked for new insights into why
individuals felt the way they did about particular issues.


For the survey, telephones were selected as the preferred sampling medium because of the
universality of telephone ownership. The telephone survey questionnaire was developed
cooperatively by Responsive Management and IDNR, based on Responsive Management’s
experience with other SCORP surveys. Responsive Management conducted a pre-test of the
questionnaire, and revisions were made to the questionnaire based on the pre-test. Interviews
were conducted Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Saturday noon to
5:00 p.m., and Sunday from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., local time. The survey was conducted in
February 2006. Responsive Management obtained a total of 1,009 completed interviews. The
software used for data collection was Questionnaire Programming Language 4.1.


The analysis of data was performed using Statistical Package for the Social Sciences software as
well as proprietary software developed by Responsive Management. The results were weighted
so that the proportions of the sample among the regions matched the distribution of the
population statewide. Throughout this report, findings of the telephone survey are reported at a
95% confidence interval. For the entire sample of Iowa residents 18 years old and older, the
sampling error is at most plus or minus 3.08 percentage points.
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PARTICIPATION RATES, DAYS PARTICIPATED, AND CHILDREN’S
PARTICIPATION IN ACTIVITIES
     Majorities of Iowa residents participated in family-oriented outdoor activities (68%) and
     driving for pleasure (55%) in the past 2 years. Also with fairly high participation rates are
     observing, feeding, or photographing wildlife within 1 mile of home (44%) and using trails
     for physical fitness (41%). These four activities have markedly higher participation rates
     than other activities.
     •   The analysis included a breakdown of activities by type: wildlife-related activities,
         motorized activities, competitive sports, shooting activities, water-related activities, and
         camping. Wildlife-related and water-related activities both had higher rates of
         participation, in general, than did the other types of activities.
     •   The most popular wildlife-related activities, all with about a quarter or more
         participating, include observing, feeding, or photographing wildlife around or within 1
         mile of home (44%), hiking (32%), fishing from the shore (27%), lake fishing (26%), and
         taking a trip of at least 1 mile from home for the primary purpose of observing, feeding,
         or photographing wildlife (24%).
     •   The most popular motorized activities include driving for pleasure (55%), distantly
         followed by motorboating (14%) and ATVing (13%).
     •   The most popular competitive sports include golf (23%), softball (8%), and baseball
         (7%).
     •   The most popular shooting activities include hunting small game (14%), target rifle
         shooting (13%), and hunting big game (12%).
     •   The most popular water-related activities include fishing from the shore (27%), lake
         fishing (26%), and swimming in public outdoor pools (26%).
     •   The most popular types of fishing include fishing from the shore (27%), lake fishing
         (26%), stream or river fishing (20%), and fishing from a boat (19%).
     •   The most popular boating activities are fishing from a boat (19%) and motorboating
         (14%).
     •   The most popular type of camping is in a tent (17%).
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   Iowa residents as a whole spend the most days in outdoor recreation observing, feeding, or
   photographing wildlife near home (57.3 mean days of participation per resident). This
   activity is distantly followed by birding (19.3 days per resident), driving for pleasure (17.6
   days), and using trails for physical fitness (15.1 days).


   In looking at days spent among participants only, both observing, feeding, or photographing
   wildlife near home (139.8 days) and birding (129.2 days) lead all other activities by far.
   Other activities with mean days of a month or more include using off-leash dog areas (41.9
   days), using trails for physical fitness (38.3 days), using an ATV (35.6 days), driving for
   pleasure (35.0 days), and camping in a 5th wheel (33.4 days).
   •   The leading wildlife-related activities in number of days per participant are observing,
       feeding, or photographing wildlife near home (139.8 days) and birding (129.2 days),
       distantly followed by camping in a 5th wheel (33.4 days), taking a trip of at least 1 mile to
       observe wildlife (22.9 days), and hiking (22.3 days).
   •   Using an ATV (35.6 days) and driving for pleasure (35.0 days) are the leading motorized
       activities.
   •   Four competitive sports have fairly substantial means in days of participation: golf (25.4
       days), soccer (24.2 days), softball (21.7 days), and basketball (19.5 days).
   •   The leading shooting activities are target shooting with a bow and arrow (26.0 days) and
       hunting waterfowl (16.6 days).
   •   The leading water-related activities are swimming in public outdoor pools (19.2 days),
       hunting waterfowl (16.6 days), fishing from the shore (16.4 days), and stream or river
       fishing (16.0 days).
   •   The leading fishing activities are fishing from the shore (16.4 days), stream or river
       fishing (16.0 days), and fishing from a boat (15.8 days).
   •   The leading boating activities are fishing from a boat (15.8 days) and motorboating (15.0
       days).
   •   The leading type of camping is in a 5th wheel (33.4 days), distantly followed by camping
       in a motorhome (12.4 days) and camping in a fold down (12.0 days).
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     Just about a third of respondents (30%) had children 17 or younger living in their household.
     The survey asked them about their children’s use of playgrounds and their participation in
     four outdoor sports in the past 2 years: 77% of households with children used playgrounds
     (23% of all households). Of the outdoor sports in the survey, baseball is the most played
     (38% of households with children; 11% of all households) in Iowa, followed by soccer (30%
     of households with children; 9% of all households) and football (28% of households with
     children; 8% of all households).


INTEREST IN PARTICIPATING IN ACTIVITIES
     Iowa residents show the most interest in family-oriented activities (74% are interested),
     driving for pleasure (61%), observing, feeding, or photographing wildlife near home (52%),
     and using trails for physical fitness (51%).
     •   The wildlife-related activities with the highest rates of interest are observing, feeding, or
         photographing wildlife near home (52%), lake fishing (39%), hiking (39%), fishing from
         the shore (38%), and taking a trip of 1 mile or more to view wildlife (38%).
     •   The motorized activities with the highest rates of interest are driving for pleasure (61%),
         distantly followed by motorboating (21%) and using an ATV (17%).
     •   The competitive sports with the highest rates of interest are golf (26%) and softball
         (16%).
     •   The shooting activities with the highest rates of interest are target shooting with a rifle
         (19%), hunting small game (18%), and hunting big game (16%).
     •   The water-related activities with the highest rates of interest are lake fishing (39%),
         fishing from the shore (38%), swimming in public outdoor pools (36%), stream or river
         fishing (32%), and fishing from a boat (32%).
     •   The fishing activities with the highest rates of interest are lake fishing (39%) and fishing
         from the shore (38%).
     •   The boating activities with the highest rates of interest are fishing from a boat (32%),
         motorboating (21%), and point-to-point water trail recreation (20%).
     •   The types of camping with the highest rates of interest are in a tent (27%), modern cabin
         use (18%), camper cabin use (16%), and in a motorhome (15%).
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   The analyses looked at latent demand by comparing interest in participating versus actual
   participation. In general, there is not a large amount of unmet demand for outdoor recreation
   in Iowa; for the overwhelming majority of activities—all but three—latent demand is at less
   than 15%. The most unmet demand is for natural resource festival or events (19 percentage
   point difference between actual participation and interest), a natural resource or
   environmental education program (17 percentage point difference), modern cabin use (16
   percentage point difference), taking a trip of at least 1 mile to view wildlife (14 percentage
   point difference), and horseback riding (also with a 14 percentage point difference).
   •   The wildlife-related activities with the highest latent demand are a natural resource
       festival or event (19 percentage point difference), a natural resource or environmental
       education program (17 percentage point difference), modern cabin use (16 percentage
       point difference), and taking a trip of at least 1 mile to view wildlife (14 percentage point
       difference).
   •   The motorized activities with the highest latent demand are motorboating (7 percentage
       point difference) and riding a personal watercraft (7 percentage point difference).
   •   The competitive sports with the highest latent demand are volleyball (9 percentage point
       difference), basketball (9 percentage point difference), softball (8 percentage point
       difference), and football (8 percentage point difference).
   •   The shooting activities with the highest latent demand are target shooting with a bow and
       arrow (7 percentage point difference), target shooting with a rifle (6 percentage point
       difference), and target shooting with a handgun (also with a 6 percentage point
       difference).
   •   The water-related activities with the highest latent demand are pond fishing (13
       percentage point difference), fishing from a boat (13 percentage point difference), lake
       fishing (13 percentage point difference), and stream or river fishing (13 percentage point
       difference).
   •   Nearly all the fishing activities had about the same latent demand, all between 10 and 13
       percentage points.
   •   The boating activities with the highest latent demand are fishing from a boat (13
       percentage point difference), point-to-point water trail recreation (10 percentage point
       difference), and canoeing or kayaking (9 percentage point difference).
   •   The types of camping with the highest latent demand are modern cabin use (16
       percentage point difference), camper cabin use (13 percentage point difference), and
       camping in a tent (10 percentage point difference).
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     Respondents were given the opportunity to mention any other outdoor recreation facilities or
     activities that they would like to see added in their area; they most commonly mentioned
     trails (fitness, biking, walking, trails in general), camping areas, ATV areas, fishing facilities
     and/or access, horse trails, and hiking trails.


RATING OF AVAILABILITY OF OPPORTUNITIES FOR, QUALITY OF, AND
SATISFACTION WITH ACTIVITIES
     The survey asked respondents about their satisfaction with the two activities in which they
     participated the most. Satisfaction is highest with harvesting natural products from the
     outdoors (87% are very satisfied), camping in a motorhome (75% very satisfied), hunting
     small game (71% very satisfied), and golf (70% very satisfied). Dissatisfaction is highest for
     using off-leash dog areas (32% are very or somewhat dissatisfied), using an ATV (26% very
     or somewhat dissatisfied), and horseback riding (20% very or somewhat dissatisfied).


     The survey asked Iowa residents whether they think that the quality of each outdoor
     recreational activity had improved, declined, or remained the same over the past 5 years. The
     activities with the best “improvement” ratings (based on the percentage who say that the
     quality of the activity improved) are trail use for physical fitness (70% say it has improved),
     golf (65%), entertainment facilities such as multiplex fields (62%), and swimming in public
     outdoor pools (59%). The worst ratings, based on the percentage who said the quality of the
     activity declined, are for stream or river fishing (38% say it has declined), fishing from a boat
     (29%), ATVing (28%), and swimming in natural waters (26%)—all with more than a quarter
     saying the quality of the activity has declined.


     The survey asked Iowa residents to rate the availability of the two activities in which they
     said they participated most. At the top (based on the percent who rate availability as
     excellent) are golf (52% rate its availability as excellent), birding (49%), camping in a
     motorhome (46%), and wildlife viewing near home (46%).


     In questions similar to those discussed immediately above, the survey asked respondents to
     rate the state’s efforts to provide opportunities for the various activities. The top-ranked
     activities (based on the percentage rating the state’s efforts at providing the activity as
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   excellent) are soccer (49%), trails for physical fitness (43%), golf (40%), and harvesting
   natural products (40%).


   Iowa residents overwhelmingly feel safe while participating in outdoor recreation in Iowa:
   93% feel safe, and only 2% feel unsafe.


PERCEIVED PRIORITIES OF AGENCIES AND ORGANIZATIONS THAT PROVIDE
OUTDOOR RECREATION
   The survey asked Iowa residents five questions about the priorities of the IDNR, and all had
   close results: 44% said that building park and recreation facilities should be a high priority,
   followed by acquiring open space (40%), acquiring natural areas (39%), increasing access for
   water-based recreation (38%), and acquiring wetlands (35%). Note that every effort had a
   greater percentage saying it should be a high priority than saying it should be a low priority.


CONSTRAINTS TO AND INCENTIVES FOR PARTICIPATION IN ACTIVITIES
   Constraints vary from activity to activity, but important constraints for all activities are those
   that are generally not under the control of state and local agencies—time being the most
   important of these constraints (when asked what would encourage more participation, 30% of
   respondents said “time”). The constraints discussed here did not completely prevent
   respondents from participating, but rather took away from their enjoyment or caused them to
   participate less than they would have liked. Note that for nearly all activities, a majority of
   respondents said that nothing takes away from their enjoyment or causes them to participate
   less.
   •   The activities for which cost to participate is an important constraint (that took away from
       their enjoyment or caused them to participate less than they would have liked) include
       camping in a fold down (10% cited cost to participate as a constraint), motorboating
       (8%), camping in a motorhome (7%), and golf (7%).
   •   The activities for which travel distance or travel time is an important constraint include
       horseback riding (19%) and ATVing (6%).
   •   The activity for which difficulty finding information is an important constraint is
       basketball (6%).
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       •   The activities for which inadequacy of facilities is an important constraint include soccer
           (11%), camping in a 5th wheel (7%), camping in a tent (6%), and stream or river fishing
           (6%).
       •   The activities for which not enough opportunities is an important constraint include using
           off-leash dog areas (25%), ATVing (23%), and camping in a fold down (13%).
       •   The activities for which crowding is an important constraint include motorboating (16%),
           camping in a fold down (14%), swimming in public outdoor pools (11%), and camping in
           a motorhome (10%).
       •   The activities with the best ratings, according to the percentages who said that nothing
           takes away from their enjoyment or prevents them from going as often as they would
           like, are soccer (89% said nothing takes away from this activity), visiting entertainment
           facilities such as multiplex fields (85% said nothing), wildlife viewing near home (84%),
           softball (82%), hiking (80%), birding (79%), harvesting natural products (78%), and
           family-oriented activities (78%).


       The analysis also looked at constraints (barriers) that caused respondents who were otherwise
       interested to not participate at all. Important barriers in this analysis about which the IDNR
       has at least some control include cost of equipment, cost to participate, travel time, difficulty
       finding information, and not enough opportunities (such things as gas prices, time,
       age/health, and weather are outside of IDNR control). Again, many of the important
       constraints are social/psychological.
       •   Cost of equipment/start-up cost was an important barrier to snowmobiling (47% of those
           who did not participate but expressed much interest named this as a constraint), fishing
           from a boat (39%), camping in a motorhome (33%), mountain biking (32%), ATVing
           (31%), and sailing (30%).
       •   Cost to participate was an important barrier to camper cabin use (11% of those who did
           not participate but expressed much interest named this as a constraint), rock climbing
           (10%), motorboating (9%), ATVing (8%), and snowmobiling (7%).
       •   Travel time/distance was an important barrier to canoeing/kayaking (14% of those who
           did not participate but expressed much interest named this as a constraint), trout stream
           fishing (12%), camper cabin use (11%), and modern cabin use (10%).
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   •   Difficulty finding information was an important barrier to rock climbing (33% of those
       who did not participate but expressed much interest named this as a constraint), using off-
       leash dog areas (28%), and a natural resource festival or event (25%).
   •   Not enough opportunities for the activity was an important barrier to target rifle shooting
       (38% of those who did not participate but expressed much interest named this as a
       constraint), pond fishing (36%), sailing (36%), and horseback riding (33%).


   There appears to be some concern that outdoor recreational activities may have a negative
   impact on Iowa’s natural areas and places: 12% of residents are very concerned and another
   42% are somewhat concerned (for a total of 54% concerned) about the impact of outdoor
   recreation on Iowa’s natural areas or places. Those activities most commonly seen as having
   an impact on natural areas are ATVing, boating, snowmobiling, hunting, and camping. Most
   often, those who named an activity as having an impact did not participate in that activity.
   Camping was the only activity named as having a negative impact that had a substantial
   percentage of participants saying that it has a negative impact.


ATTITUDES TOWARD THE ENVIRONMENT, NATURAL RESOURCES, AND
GREEN SPACE IN IOWA, AND THE PERCEIVED IMPACT OF ACTIVITIES ON
NATURAL AREAS
   The survey discussed six types of land and asked Iowa residents whether there are too many,
   about the right amount, or too few lands of each type. Just more than half (51%) said there
   are too few forests, and more than a third said there are too few open natural areas in
   suburban/urban environments (36%) and too few wetlands (35%).


   Iowa residents overwhelmingly disagree that Iowa’s natural areas, open spaces, and
   agricultural lands should be developed, if such development results in adverse impacts on
   natural areas and places.


   Slightly more than three quarters of Iowa residents (76%) approve of hunting, and a larger
   percentage (94%) approve of recreational fishing. A majority (57%) approve of trapping.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Introduction and Methodology........................................................................................................ 1
Summary Table of All Activities .................................................................................................... 5
Participation in Activities................................................................................................................ 8
        Participation Rates............................................................................................................... 8
        Days Participated............................................................................................................... 41
        Children’s Participation in Activities................................................................................ 55
        Interest in Participating in Activities................................................................................. 60
Rating of Availability of Opportunities for, Quality of, and Satisfaction with Activities .......... 149
Perceived Priorities of Agencies and Organizations That Provide Outdoor Recreation............. 217
Constraints to and Incentives for Participation in Activities ...................................................... 223
Attitudes Toward the Environment, Natural Resources, and Green Space in Iowa, and
    the Perceived Impact of Activities on Natural Areas............................................................ 261
Demographic Characteristics ...................................................................................................... 295
Additional Comments ................................................................................................................. 318
Appendix A: Regional Results for Days Participated................................................................ 321
Appendix B: Regional Results for Ratings Questions ............................................................... 331
Appendix C: About Responsive Management ........................................................................... 380
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INTRODUCTION AND METHODOLOGY
This study was conducted for the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) to determine
Iowa residents’ participation and interest in outdoor recreation, as well as their attitudes toward
outdoor recreation, the environment, natural areas, green space, and the IDNR. The study
entailed focus groups and a telephone survey of Iowa residents. The study is part of the planning
process for the State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP). Specific aspects of the
research methodology are discussed below.


The focus groups entailed in-depth, structured discussions with small groups of Iowa residents
about outdoor recreation. The focus groups provided a qualitative exploration of attitudes,
opinions, perceptions, motivations, constraints, participation, and behaviors. An experienced,
trained moderator led the focus groups, as unobtrusively as possible, through a discussion outline
and looked for insights into why individuals felt the way they did about particular issues. The
moderator kept the discussion within design parameters, using a discussion guide, without
exerting a strong influence on the discussion content. The focus groups were recorded for
further analysis. One of the important uses of the focus groups was in the development of the
survey instrument.


For the survey, telephones were selected as the preferred sampling medium because of the
universality of telephone ownership. In addition, a central polling site at the Responsive
Management office allowed for rigorous quality control over the interviews and data collection.
Responsive Management maintains its own in-house telephone interviewing facilities. These
facilities are staffed by interviewers with experience conducting computer-assisted telephone
interviews on the subjects of natural resources and outdoor recreation. The telephone survey
questionnaire was developed cooperatively by Responsive Management and IDNR, based on
Responsive Management’s experience with other SCORP surveys. Responsive Management
conducted a pre-test of the questionnaire, and revisions were made to the questionnaire based on
the pre-test.


To ensure the integrity of the telephone survey data, Responsive Management has interviewers
who have been trained according to the standards established by the Council of American Survey
Research Organizations. Methods of instruction included lecture and role-playing. The Survey
Center Managers and other professional staff conducted project briefings with the interviewers
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prior to the administration of this survey. Interviewers were instructed on type of study, study
goals and objectives, handling of survey questions, interview length, termination points and
qualifiers for participation, interviewer instructions within the survey instrument, reading of the
survey instrument, skip patterns, and probing and clarifying techniques necessary for specific
questions on the survey instrument. The Survey Center Managers and statisticians monitored the
data collection, including monitoring of the actual telephone interviews without the interviewers’
knowledge, to evaluate the performance of each interviewer and ensure the integrity of the data.
After the surveys were obtained by the interviewers, the Survey Center Managers and/or
statisticians edited each completed survey to ensure clarity and completeness.


Interviews were conducted Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Saturday noon
to 5:00 p.m., and Sunday from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., local time. A five-callback design was
used to maintain the representativeness of the sample, to avoid bias toward people easy to reach
by telephone, and to provide an equal opportunity for all to participate. When a respondent
could not be reached on the first call, subsequent calls were placed on different days of the week
and at different times of the day. The survey was conducted in February 2006. Responsive
Management obtained a total of 1,009 completed interviews.


The software used for data collection was Questionnaire Programming Language 4.1 (QPL).
The survey data were entered into the computer as each interview was being conducted,
eliminating manual data entry after the completion of the survey and the concomitant data entry
errors that may occur with manual data entry. The survey instrument was programmed so that
QPL branched, coded, and substituted phrases in the survey based on previous responses to
ensure the integrity and consistency of the data collection. The analysis of data was performed
using Statistical Package for the Social Sciences software as well as proprietary software
developed by Responsive Management.


The results were weighted so that the proportions of the sample among the regions matched the
distribution of the population statewide. In other words, the results were weighted so that 43%
of the sample was from the Eastern Region, which matches the state population, 43% of which
reside in the Eastern Region. The regional results are discussed only when a marked difference
among regions occurs. The tabulation below shows the weighting factors.
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Weighting Factors
Region        Actual         Proportion of     Weighting        Weighted        Population
              Sample         Total Sample       Factor        Proportion of    Proportion in
                                                                 Sample         the Region
Eastern          340             33.70%           1.267           42.71%           42.71%
Central          333             33.00%           1.101           36.33%           36.33%
Western          336             33.30%           0.629           20.96%           20.96%
Total          1,009

The regions are shown in the map below. The dots correspond to focus group locations.
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Throughout this report, findings of the telephone survey are reported at a 95% confidence
interval. For the entire sample of Iowa residents 18 years old and older, the sampling error is at
most plus or minus 3.08 percentage points. This means that if the survey were conducted 100
times on different samples that were selected in the same way, the findings of 95 out of the 100
surveys would fall within plus or minus 3.08 percentage points of each other. Sampling errors
shown in the table below was calculated using the formula shown.

                  Population       Sample      Sampling
                 (18 and over)                   error
Eastern              936,429         340         5.31
Central              796,640         333         5.37
Western              459,617         336         5.34
Total              2,192,686        1009         3.08

Sampling error equation:

         Np (.25)       
                  − .25 
B=         Ns           (1.96)
             Np − 1     
                        
                        

Where: B = maximum sampling error (as decimal)
       NP = population size (I.e., total number who could be surveyed)
       NS = sample size (I.e., total number of respondents surveyed)

Derived from formula: p. 206 in Dillman, D. A. 2000. Mail and Internet Surveys. John Wiley
and Sons, NY.

Note: This is a simplified version of the formula that calculates the maximum sampling error
using a 50:50 split (the most conservative calculation because a 50:50 split would give maximum
variation).


Note that some results may not sum to exactly 100% because of rounding. Additionally,
rounding on the graphs may cause apparent discrepancies of 1 percentage point between the
graphs and the reported results of combined responses (e.g., when “strongly support” and
“moderately support” are summed to determine the total percentage in support).
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SUMMARY TABLE OF ALL ACTIVITIES
    The summary table below shows information about each activity that is discussed in more
    detail in the body of this report. The mean number of days is shown among all respondents
    (those who did not participate were coded as participating 0 days); the mean is also shown
    just among participants. Latent demand is the percentage who are very interested minus the
    percentage who have participated.


Summary Table for All Activities




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Percent Rating Availability
                                                    Absolute No. Participated
                    Percent Participated Past




                                                                                Mean Days Participated




                                                                                                         Mean Days Participated




                                                                                                                                      Percent Very Interested




                                                                                                                                                                                                                Percent Saying Activity




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Percent Rating State’s
                                                                                                                                                                                       Rating of Satisfaction
                                                                                                         (among participants)




                                                                                                                                                                                       Very Satisfied / Very




                                                                                                                                                                                                                Improved / Declined




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Efforts at Providing
                                                                                                                                                                (% Inter. – % Part.)




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Excellent / Poor




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Excellent / Poor
                                                                                                                                                                Latent Demand
                                                    (in thousands)




 Activity




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Opportunities
                                                                                                                                                                                       (Percentages

                                                                                                                                                                                       Dissatisfied)
                                                                                (among all)
                    2 Years




 ATVing                                  13                    286                                4.3                35.6                    17                                    4         30 / 10             28 / 28                              9 / 33                             9 / 31
 Baseball                                       7              158                                0.9                13.1                    13                                    6                     *                                *                                 *                     *
 Basketball                                     5              116                                1.0                19.5                    14                                    9            55 / 0                       0/0                      36 / 6                          11 / 11
 Biking –
                                                7              152                                1.5                22.0                    11                                    4            63 / 4                 41 / 7                  41 / 14                                21 / 14
 mountain
 Birding                                 16                    362                          19.3                129.2                        25                                    9            68 / 3           41 / 12                              49 / 5                             21 / 4
 Boating –
 canoeing or                                    5              115                                0.4                      6.8               14                                    9                     *                                *                                 *                     *
 kayaking
 Boating –
                                         14                    298                                2.0                15.0                    21                                    7            61 / 4           25 / 22                              20 / 9                             17 / 7
 motorboating
 Boating - point-
 to-point water                          10                    226                                0.9                      9.9               20                               10                         *                                *                                 *                     *
 trail recreation
 Boating – riding
 personal                                       4                    79                           0.4                11.3                    10                                    7                     *                                *                                 *                     *
 watercraft
 Boating –
 sailing
                                                1                    22                           0.1                             *                        6                       5                     *                                *                                 *                     *
 Cabin – modern
 cabin use
                                                2                    38                           0.1                      6.7               18                               16                         *                                *                                 *                     *
 Camper cabin
 use
                                                2                    52                           0.2                10.9                    16                               13                         *                                *                                 *                     *
 Camping in a
                                                4                    80                           1.2                33.4                                  9                       5            66 / 5           42 / 12                       32 / 10                                   20 / 5
 5th wheel
 Camping in a
                                                4                    80                           0.4                12.0                                  9                       6            58 / 0                 34 / 0                         39 / 5                             24 / 0
 fold down
 Camping in a
                                                7              148                                0.8                12.4                    15                                    8            75 / 4                 53 / 2                         46 / 4                             32 / 2
 motorhome
 Camping in a
 pickup or van
                                                2                    33                           0.1                      6.0                             5                       4                     *                                *                                 *                     *
 Camping in a
                                         17                    371                                1.2                      7.0               27                               10                62 / 4           46 / 10                              23 / 6                          15 / 12
 tent
 Dog areas –
 using off-leash
                                                8              165                                3.1                41.9                    15                                    7         57 / 26                   37 / 0                  28 / 32                                   6 / 53
 dog areas or
 dog parks
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Percent Rating Availability
                                                     Absolute No. Participated
                     Percent Participated Past




                                                                                  Mean Days Participated




                                                                                                           Mean Days Participated




                                                                                                                                        Percent Very Interested




                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Percent Saying Activity




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Percent Rating State’s
                                                                                                                                                                                         Rating of Satisfaction
                                                                                                           (among participants)




                                                                                                                                                                                         Very Satisfied / Very




                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Improved / Declined




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Efforts at Providing
                                                                                                                                                                  (% Inter. – % Part.)




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Excellent / Poor




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Excellent / Poor
                                                                                                                                                                  Latent Demand
                                                     (in thousands)
Activity




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Opportunities
                                                                                                                                                                                         (Percentages

                                                                                                                                                                                         Dissatisfied)
                                                                                  (among all)
                     2 Years

Dog trials or
competitions
                                                 1                    17                            0.3                             *                        4                       3                     *                                *                                 *                     *
Driving for
                                          55          1,205                                   17.6                     35.0                    61                                    6            66 / 1           36 / 12                              43 / 1                             24 / 3
pleasure
Family oriented
                                          68          1,494                                         7.1                10.9                    74                                    6            64 / 1                 48 / 4                         31 / 1                             23 / 1
activities
                        less                           less                      less than
Field hockey
                    than 0.5                         than 1                            0.1                                          *                        2                       2                     *                                *                                 *                     *
Fishing from a
                                          19                    413                                 2.9                15.8                    32                               13                55 / 5           26 / 29                              25 / 8                             22 / 9
boat
Fishing from the
                                          27                    597                                 4.4                16.4                    38                               11                58 / 0                 24 / 8                         32 / 2                             25 / 0
shore
Fishing, in lake                          26                   576                                  4.0                15.4                    39                               13                57 / 0           31 / 18                              37 / 3                             36 / 0
Fishing, in pond                          16                   348                                  2.3                14.6                    29                               13                65 / 2           19 / 21                              40 / 4                             27 / 0
Fishing, in
                                          20                    436                                 3.1                16.0                    32                               13                35 / 0           19 / 38                              21 / 0                             10 / 0
stream or river
Fishing, trout
stream
                                                 5              104                                 0.4                      9.9               14                               10                         *                                *                                 *                     *
Football                   4                                          86               0.4                             10.0                    12                                    8                     *                                *                                 *                     *
                        less                                                     less than
Geocaching
                    than 0.5
                                                                             8
                                                                                       0.1                                          *                        3                       3                     *                                *                                 *                     *
Golf                      23                                   497                     5.7                             25.4                    26                                    3            70 / 0                 65 / 5                         52 / 1                             40 / 4
Harvesting
natural products
                                          16                    359                                 1.9                12.1                    24                                    8            87 / 5                 42 / 8                         40 / 5                             40 / 5
from the
outdoors
Hiking                                    32                    710                                 7.0                22.3                    39                                    6            58 / 1                 52 / 4                         28 / 4                             20 / 3
Horseback
                                                 9              204                                 1.7                20.0                    23                               14                58 / 9                 21 / 6                         5 / 17                          13 / 17
riding
Hunting big
                                          12                    256                                 1.7                14.6                    16                                    5            69 / 0                 43 / 5                         43 / 1                             30 / 3
game
Hunting in a
preserve
                                                 2                    47                            0.1                      4.9                             6                       4                     *                                *                                 *                     *
Hunting small
                                          14                    298                                 1.8                14.0                    18                                    4            71 / 4           29 / 23                       43 / 12                                19 / 10
game
Hunting
waterfowl
                                                 3                    55                            0.4                16.6                                  7                       4                     *                                *                                 *                     *
                        less                                                     less than
Lacrosse
                    than 0.5
                                                                             3
                                                                                       0.1                                          *                        1                       1                     *                                *                                 *                     *
Natural
resource festival                         10                    210                                 0.2                      2.5               29                               19                         *                                *                                 *                     *
or event
Natural
resource or
environmental
education                                 13                    275                                 0.4                      3.5               30                               17                         *                                *                                 *                     *
program with a
naturalist or
interpreter
                                                                                 less than
Rock climbing                                    1                    20
                                                                                       0.1                                          *                        6                       5                     *                                *                                 *                     *
                        less
Rugby
                    than 0.5
                                                                             8                      0.1                             *                        2                       2                     *                                *                                 *                     *
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Percent Rating Availability
                                                          Absolute No. Participated
                          Percent Participated Past




                                                                                       Mean Days Participated




                                                                                                                Mean Days Participated




                                                                                                                                             Percent Very Interested




                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Percent Saying Activity




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Percent Rating State’s
                                                                                                                                                                                              Rating of Satisfaction
                                                                                                                (among participants)




                                                                                                                                                                                              Very Satisfied / Very




                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Improved / Declined




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Efforts at Providing
                                                                                                                                                                       (% Inter. – % Part.)




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Excellent / Poor




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Excellent / Poor
                                                                                                                                                                       Latent Demand
                                                          (in thousands)
 Activity




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Opportunities
                                                                                                                                                                                              (Percentages

                                                                                                                                                                                              Dissatisfied)
                                                                                       (among all)
                          2 Years

 Sailboarding or             less                                                     less than
 windsurfing             than 0.5
                                                                                  5
                                                                                            0.1                                          *                        4                       4                     *                                *                                 *                     *
 Shooting –
 skeet
                                                      5                    99                            0.5                11.0                    10                                    5                     *                                *                                 *                     *
 Shooting –
 sporting clays
                                                      6              140                                 0.4                      6.9               11                                    5                     *                                *                                 *                     *
 Shooting –
 target handgun
                                                      8              175                                 1.1                14.4                    14                                    6                     *                                *                                 *                     *
 Shooting –
 target rifle
                                               13                    280                                 1.8                14.6                    19                                    6                     *                                *                                 *                     *
 Shooting –
 target shooting
 with a bow and
                                                      7              146                                 1.7                26.0                    13                                    7                     *                                *                                 *                     *
 arrow
 Shooting – trap                                      8              182                                 0.9                11.0                    11                                    3                     *                                *                                 *                     *
 Skiing – cross-
 country
                                                      2                    39                            0.1                      8.4                             8                       6                     *                                *                                 *                     *
 Snowmobiling                                         4                    95                            0.3                      6.3               10                                    6                     *                                *                                 *                     *
 Soccer                                               2                    53                            0.6                24.2                                  8                       6            61 / 0           54 / 11                              24 / 0                          49 / 11
 Softball                                             8              176                    1.7                             21.7                    16                                    8            64 / 0                 34 / 6                         15 / 0                          25 / 12
                                                                                      less than
 Spelunking                                           1                    26
                                                                                            0.1
                                                                                                                                  2.0                             5                       4                     *                                *                                 *                     *
 Swimming in
                                               22                    482                                 2.7                12.5                    29                                    7            44 / 7           26 / 26                              29 / 9                             18 / 3
 natural waters
 Swimming in
 public outdoor                                26                    573                                 4.9                19.2                    36                               10                51 / 0                 59 / 9                         40 / 1                             33 / 1
 pools
 Trails for
                                               41                    905                           15.1                     38.3                    51                               10                65 / 2                 70 / 0                         44 / 3                             43 / 3
 physical fitness
 Trapping                                             1                    14                            0.3                             *                        3                       2                     *                                *                                 *                     *
 Visiting
 entertainment                                 26                    570                                 4.3                17.0                    37                               11                61 / 0                 62 / 1                         35 / 0                             17 / 0
 facilities
 Volleyball                                           4                    96                            0.6                13.1                    14                                    9                     *                                *                                 *                     *
 Wildlife viewing
 – observing,
 feeding, or
                                               44                    963                           57.3                139.8                        52                                    8            67 / 1                 40 / 4                         46 / 1                             28 / 3
 photographing
 wildlife around
 home
 Wildlife viewing
 – taking trip at
 least 1 mile                                  24                    527                                 5.4                22.9                    38                               14                47 / 6           20 / 24                       28 / 13                                11 / 20
 from home to
 view wildlife
*Sample size too small
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PARTICIPATION IN ACTIVITIES
PARTICIPATION RATES

    Majorities of Iowa residents participated in family-oriented outdoor activities (68%) and
    driving for pleasure (55%) in the past 2 years. Also with fairly high participation rates are
    observing, feeding, or photographing wildlife within 1 mile of home (44%) and using trails
    for physical fitness (41%). These four activities have markedly higher participation rates
    than other activities.
    •   The analysis included a breakdown of activities by type: wildlife-related activities
        (including hiking and camping), motorized activities, competitive sports—individual and
        team sports, shooting activities, water-related activities, fishing, boating, and camping.
        Wildlife-related and water-related activities both had higher rates of participation, in
        general, than did the other types of activities.
    •   The most popular wildlife-related activities, all with about a quarter or more
        participating, include observing, feeding, or photographing wildlife around or within 1
        mile of home (44%), hiking (32%), fishing from the shore (27%), lake fishing (26%), and
        taking a trip of at least 1 mile from home for the primary purpose of observing, feeding,
        or photographing wildlife (24%).
    •   The most popular motorized activities include driving for pleasure (55%), distantly
        followed by motorboating (14%) and ATVing (13%).
    •   The most popular competitive sports include golf (23%), softball (8%), and baseball
        (7%).
    •   The most popular shooting activities include hunting small game (14%), target rifle
        shooting (13%), and hunting big game (12%).
    •   The most popular water-related activities include fishing from the shore (27%), lake
        fishing (26%), and swimming in public outdoor pools (26%).
    •   The most popular types of fishing include fishing from the shore (27%), lake fishing
        (26%), stream or river fishing (20%), and fishing from a boat (19%).
    •   The most popular boating activities are fishing from a boat (19%) and motorboating
        (14%).
    •   The most popular type of camping is in a tent (17%).

    Absolute numbers of participants in the outdoor activities are shown in graphs, as well.
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   The survey asked respondents to name the two activities that they participated in the most in
   the past 2 years. In this measurement of activities in which people are most avid, again
   family-oriented outdoor activities and driving for pleasure (both at 21%) are the top.
   Another group of three activities at the top are observing, feeding, or photographing wildlife
   within 1 mile of home (13%), trail use for physical fitness (13%), and golf (12%).
   •   The most popular wildlife-related activities include observing, feeding, or photographing
       wildlife around or within 1 mile of home (13%) and hiking (9%).
   •   The most popular motorized activities include driving for pleasure (21%), distantly
       followed by ATVing (3%) and motorboating (3%).
   •   The most popular competitive sports include golf (12%) and softball (2%).
   •   The most popular shooting activities include hunting big game (5%) and hunting small
       game (4%).
   •   The most popular water-related activities include swimming in public outdoor pools
       (7%) and fishing from the shore (6%).
   •   The most popular types of fishing include fishing from the shore (6%), lake fishing (5%),
       and fishing from a boat (5%).
   •   The most popular boating activities are fishing from a boat (5%) and motorboating (3%).
   •   The most popular types of camping are in a tent (3%) and in a motorhome (3%).
   •   Regional results: Hunting small game appears to be slightly more of an activity for
       Western Region residents than Eastern Region residents.
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                     Percent who have participated in the following
                         activities in Iowa in the past 2 years.
                                         (Part 1)

                        Family oriented outdoor activities                                       68
                                       Driving for pleasure                                 55
 Observing, feeding, or photographing wildlife around or
               within 1 mile of your home                                              44
                           Using trails for physical fitness                       41
                                                     Hiking                   32
                                   Fishing from the shore                    27
                                               Lake fishing              26
                       Swimming in public outdoor pools                  26
 Visiting entertainment facilities, such as multiplex fields             26
Taking a trip of at least 1 mile from home for the primary
purpose of observing, feeding, or photographing wildlife                 24
                                                       Golf             23                                       Iowa residents

                              Swimming in natural waters                22
                                    Stream or river fishing             20
                                       Fishing from a boat          19
                                         Camping in a tent          17
                                                    Birding         16
          Harvesting natural products from the outdoors             16
                                              Pond fishing         16
                                      Hunting small game           14
                                             Motorboating          14
                                                    ATVing         13

                                                               0   20             40        60        80   100
                                                                         Percent (n=1009)
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                   Percent who have participated in the following
                       activities in Iowa in the past 2 years.
                                       (Part 2)

                                   Target rifle shooting                13
A natural resource or environmental education program
             with a naturalist or interpreter                           13
                                     Hunting big game                   12
                    Point-to-point water trail recreation           10
                   A natural resource festival or event             10
                                      Horseback riding              9
                                          Trap shooting             8
                                                Softball            8
                              Target handgun shooting               8
               Using off-leash dog areas or dog parks           8
                                               Baseball         7                                           Iowa residents

                                        Mountain biking         7
                             Camping in a motorhome             7
                 Target shooting with a bow and arrow           7
                                         Sporting clays         6
                                             Basketball         5
                                 Canoeing or kayaking           5
                                   Trout stream fishing         5
                                        Skeet shooting          5
                                              Volleyball        4
                                         Snowmobiling           4

                                                            0            20      40     60       80   100
                                                                              Percent (n=1009)
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                      Percent who have participated in the following
                          activities in Iowa in the past 2 years.
                                          (Part 3)

                      Football          3.9
       Camping in a fold down          3.7
       Camping in a 5th wheel          3.7
Riding a personal watercraft           3.6
            Hunting waterfowl          2.5
                       Soccer          2.4
            Camper cabin use           2.4
         Hunting in a preserve         2.1
          Cross-country skiing        1.8
            Modern cabin use          1.7
 Camping in a pickup or van           1.5                                         Iowa residents

                   Spelunking         1.2
                        Sailing       1.0
                Rock climbing         0.9
     Dog trials or competitions       0.8
                     Trapping         0.7
                        Rugby         0.4
                  Geocaching          0.3
 Sailboarding or windsurfing          0.2
                     Lacrosse         0.1
                  Field hockey        0.0

                                  0           20    40        60      80       100
                                                   Percent (n=1009)
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                   Percent who have participated in the following
                        activities in Iowa in the past 2 years.
                  (Wildlife-Related Activities, Including Hiking and
                                        Camping)
 Observing, feeding, or photographing wildlife around or
               within 1 mile of your home                                                     44
                                                   Hiking                               32
                                  Fishing from the shore                            27
                                             Lake fishing                          26
Taking a trip of at least 1 mile from home for the primary
purpose of observing, feeding, or photographing wildlife                           24
                                   Stream or river fishing                     20
                                      Fishing from a boat                     19
                                       Camping in a tent                      17
                                                  Birding                     16
          Harvesting natural products from the outdoors                       16
                                             Pond fishing                 16
                                     Hunting small game                   14
 A natural resource or environmental education program                                                             Iowa residents
              with a naturalist or interpreter                           13
                                       Hunting big game                  12
                      A natural resource festival or event               10
                               Camping in a motorhome                7
                                     Trout stream fishing            5
                                 Camping in a fold down          4
                                 Camping in a 5th wheel          4
                                       Hunting waterfowl         2
                                       Camper cabin use          2
                                   Hunting in a preserve         2
                                       Modern cabin use          2
                             Camping in a pickup or van          1
                                                Trapping         1

                                                             0            20             40        60   80   100
                                                                                   Percent (n=1009)
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              Percent who have participated in the following
                  activities in Iowa in the past 2 years.
                           (Motorized Activities)



        Driving for
                                               55
        pleasure




     Motorboating             14




           ATVing             13                                      Iowa residents




     Snowmobiling         4




Riding a personal
                          4
    watercraft



                      0        20    40        60      80       100
                                    Percent (n=1009)
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                    Percent who have participated in the following
                        activities in Iowa in the past 2 years.
                  (Competitive Sports - Individual and Team Sports)


      Golf                           23



   Softball                 8



  Baseball                  7



Basketball              5



 Volleyball            4                                                        Iowa residents




  Football          4



   Soccer          2



    Rugby         0.4



 Lacrosse         0.1


              0                 20         40         60     80           100
                                          Percent (n=1009)
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                   Percent who have participated in the following
                       activities in Iowa in the past 2 years.
                                (Shooting Activities)


     Hunting small game                      14



     Target rifle shooting                   13



       Hunting big game                      12



           Trap shooting                 8


         Target handgun
            shooting
                                         8
                                                                                         Iowa residents
Target shooting with a
   bow and arrow
                                     7



           Sporting clays            6



          Skeet shooting             5



       Hunting waterfowl         2



 Hunting in a preserve           2


                             0                    20    40        60      80       100
                                                       Percent (n=1009)
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                 Percent who have participated in the following
                     activities in Iowa in the past 2 years.
                           (Water-Related Activities)


Fishing from the shore                                 27

           Lake fishing                            26

   Swimming in public
     outdoor pools
                                                   26

  Swimming in natural
       waters
                                                  22

 Stream or river fishing                      20

   Fishing from a boat                        19

           Pond fishing                      16

          Motorboating                   14                                               Iowa residents

   Point-to-point water
     trail recreation
                                        10

 Canoeing or kayaking               5

   Trout stream fishing             5

     Riding a personal
         watercraft
                                   4

     Hunting waterfowl          2

                 Sailing       1

        Sailboarding or
         windsurfing
                               0.2

                           0                 20              40        60      80   100
                                                            Percent (n=1009)
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                  Percent who have participated in the following
                      activities in Iowa in the past 2 years.
                                      (Fishing)



Fishing from the shore                    27




            Lake fishing                  26




 Stream or river fishing             20


                                                                                 Iowa residents



     Fishing from a boat             19




            Pond fishing            16




     Trout stream fishing       5



                            0       20          40        60      80       100
                                               Percent (n=1009)
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              Percent who have participated in the following
                  activities in Iowa in the past 2 years.
                                  (Boating)


      Fishing from a
                                        19
           boat




       Motorboating                14



       Point-to-point
        water trail               10
        recreation


        Canoeing or                                                        Iowa residents
                              5
         kayaking


           Riding a
          personal           4
          watercraft



             Sailing        1.0




     Sailboarding or
                            0.2
      windsurfing


                        0              20      40       60      80   100
                                             Percent (n=1009)
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               Percent who have participated in the following
                   activities in Iowa in the past 2 years.
                                  (Camping)



     Camping in a tent               17




         Camping in a
          motorhome
                                 7




     Camping in a fold
         down
                             4




      Camping in a 5th
                             4                                              Iowa residents
          wheel




     Camper cabin use        2




     Modern cabin use        2




Camping in a pickup or
        van
                             1



                         0           20    40        60      80       100
                                          Percent (n=1009)
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                Estimated number of Iowa residents 18 or older, in
                   thousands, who participated in the following
                       activities in Iowa in the past 2 years.
                                       (Part 1)

                        Family oriented outdoor activities                                       1,494
                                       Driving for pleasure                                  1,205
 Observing, feeding, or photographing wildlife around or
               within 1 mile of your home                                              963
                           Using trails for physical fitness                        905
                                                     Hiking                      710
                                   Fishing from the shore                    597
                                               Lake fishing                 576
                       Swimming in public outdoor pools                     573
 Visiting entertainment facilities, such as multiplex fields                570
Taking a trip of at least 1 mile from home for the primary
purpose of observing, feeding, or photographing wildlife                   527
                                                       Golf                497                           Iowa residents (in
                                                                                                         thousands)
                              Swimming in natural waters                   482
                                    Stream or river fishing             436
                                       Fishing from a boat             413
                                         Camping in a tent             371
                                                    Birding           362
          Harvesting natural products from the outdoors               359
                                              Pond fishing            348
                                      Hunting small game             298
                                             Motorboating            298
                                                    ATVing           286

                                                               0     400      800      1,200 1,600 2,000
                                                                   Thousands of Iowa residents
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               Estimated number of Iowa residents 18 or older, in
                  thousands, who participated in the following
                      activities in Iowa in the past 2 years.
                                      (Part 2)

                                    Target rifle shooting            280
A natural resource or environmental education program
             with a naturalist or interpreter                        275
                                      Hunting big game               256
     Point-to-point water trail recreation, such as using
                  waterway access points                         227
                    A natural resource festival or event         210
                                       Horseback riding          204
                                          Trap shooting          182
                                                 Softball        176
                              Target handgun shooting            175
                Using off-leash dog areas or dog parks           165
                                               Baseball         158                            Iowa residents (in
                                                                                               thousands)
                                        Mountain biking         152
                              Camping in a motorhome            148
                 Target shooting with a bow and arrow           146
                                          Sporting clays        140
                                              Basketball        116
                                  Canoeing or kayaking          115
                                   Trout stream fishing         104
                                         Skeet shooting         99
                                              Volleyball        96
                                          Snowmobiling          95

                                                            0        400   800   1,200 1,600 2,000
                                                                Thousands of Iowa residents
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               Estimated number of Iowa residents 18 or older, in
                  thousands, who participated in the following
                      activities in Iowa in the past 2 years.
                                      (Part 3)

                    Football           86
    Camping in a fold down             80
    Camping in a 5th wheel             80
Riding a personal watercraft           79
          Hunting waterfowl            55
                    Soccer             53
         Camper cabin use              52
      Hunting in a preserve            47
       Cross-country skiing        39
          Modern cabin use         38
 Camping in a pickup or van        33                                            Iowa residents (in
                                                                                 thousands)
                Spelunking         26
                     Sailing       22
             Rock climbing         20
  Dog trials or competitions       17
                   Trapping        14
                     Rugby         8
                Geocaching         8
 Sailboarding or windsurfing       5
                  Lacrosse         3
               Field hockey        0

                               0            400      800     1,200     1,600   2,000
                                              Thousands of Iowa residents
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                     Percent who have participated in the following
                         activities in Iowa in the past 2 years.
                                         (Part 1)

                                                                                                    71
                 Family oriented outdoor activities                                              65
                                                                                                  67
                                                                                         53
                               Driving for pleasure                                       56
                                                                                            58
      Observing, feeding, or photographing wildlife                                44
                                                                                  43
         around or within 1 mile of your home                                       46
                                                                                  42
                    Using trails for physical fitness                              44
                                                                             35
                                                                            35
                                              Hiking                     31
                                                                         29
                                                                       25
                            Fishing from the shore                      28
                                                                          31
                                                                   21
                                       Lake fishing                      29
                                                                           33
                                                                    23
                 Swimming in public outdoor pools                      32
                                                                   21
Visiting entertainment facilities, such as multiplex                24
                                                                     27
                      fields                                           29
 Taking a trip of at least 1 mile from home for the               20
                                                                        27
    primary purpose of observing, feeding, or                           28                                      Eastern (n=340)
                                                                   21
                                                Golf                25
                                                                   22                                           Central (n=333)
                       Swimming in natural waters
                                                               19
                                                                    25
                                                                                                                Western (n=336)
                                                                    24
                                                                 22
                             Stream or river fishing           19
                                                              17
                                                              17
                                Fishing from a boat           18
                                                                    23
                                                              16
                                 Camping in a tent              20
                                                             13
                                                                  20
                                             Birding         14
                                                             14
                                                                  20
     Harvesting natural products from the outdoors           14
                                                             14
                                                             13
                                       Pond fishing            17
                                                                20
                                                            11
                               Hunting small game             15
                                                               17
                                                            10
                                      Motorboating             18
                                                              14
                                                             12
                                            ATVing           12
                                                              16


                                                        0    20              40          60          80   100
                                                                   Percent (n=1009)
Iowa Survey for the State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP)                                            25




                    Percent who have participated in the following
                        activities in Iowa in the past 2 years.
                                        (Part 2)

                                                                     13
                               Target rifle shooting                 12
                                                                      14
   A natural resource or environmental education                     14
                                                                    10
       program with a naturalist or interpreter                       15
                                                                     13
                                 Hunting big game                   11
                                                                    10
Point-to-point water trail recreation, such as using                10
                                                                    11
             waterway access points                                 10
                                                                    10
               A natural resource festival or event                9
                                                                   10
                                                                   9
                                  Horseback riding                 10
                                                                   9
                                                                7
                                     Trap shooting               9
                                                                 10
                                                                8
                                            Softball             9
                                                               6
                                                                7
                         Target handgun shooting                8
                                                                 10
                                                                9
           Using off-leash dog areas or dog parks              7
                                                               7                                     Eastern (n=340)
                                                               6
                                          Baseball
                                                                7
                                                                 9                                   Central (n=333)
                                   Mountain biking
                                                               7
                                                               7
                                                                                                     Western (n=336)
                                                               8
                                                               5
                         Camping in a motorhome                 7
                                                                    10
                                                           4
            Target shooting with a bow and arrow              10
                                                            6
                                                               5
                                     Sporting clays             7
                                                                8
                                                           4
                                         Basketball         6
                                                            6
                                                               5
                             Canoeing or kayaking              6
                                                               5
                                                               6
                              Trout stream fishing             5
                                                           2
                                                           3
                                    Skeet shooting           6
                                                            5
                                                            5
                                         Volleyball        3
                                                             7
                                                           5
                                     Snowmobiling          4
                                                           4


                                                       0              20      40    60    80   100
                                                                           Percent (n=1009)
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                      Percent who have participated in the following
                          activities in Iowa in the past 2 years.
                                          (Part 3)

                                       3
                      Football             5
                                           5
                                          4
       Camping in a fold down             3
                                            5
                                          3
       Camping in a 5th wheel              4
                                           4
                                       2
Riding a personal watercraft             5
                                       3
                                      1
            Hunting waterfowl          2
                                           5
                                      2
                       Soccer          3
                                       3
                                       2
            Camper cabin use           2
                                       3
                                      2
         Hunting in a preserve        2
                                      2
                                       2
          Cross-country skiing         2
                                      1
                                      1
            Modern cabin use          2
                                       3                                           Eastern (n=340)
                                      1
 Camping in a pickup or van           2
                                       2                                           Central (n=333)
                   Spelunking         1
                                       2                                           Western (n=336)
                                      0
                                      1
                        Sailing       2
                                      0
                                      1
                Rock climbing          2
                                      1
                                      1
     Dog trials or competitions       1
                                      1
                                      0
                     Trapping         1
                                       1
                                      1
                        Rugby         0
                                      0
                                      0
                  Geocaching          1
                                      1
                                      0
 Sailboarding or windsurfing          1
                                      0
                                      0
                     Lacrosse         0
                                      0
                                      0
                  Field hockey        0
                                      0


                                  0             20     40       60      80   100
                                                     Percent (n=1009)
Iowa Survey for the State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP)                                        27




               Q424, Q427. Which two of those activities would
               you say you participated in the most in the past 2
                   years in Iowa? (Among all respondents.)
                                    (Part 1)

                              Driving for pleasure                      21
                Family oriented outdoor activities                      21
Observing, feeding, or photographing wildlife near
                      home
                                                                   13
                      Trail use for physical fitness               13
                                               Golf                12
                                             Hiking            9
                Swimming in public outdoor pools               7
                           Fishing from the shore          6
                                       Lake fishing        5
                                Hunting big game           5                                      Iowa residents

                   Visiting entertainment facilities       5
                                            Birding        5
                               Fishing from a boat         5
                      Swimming in natural waters           4
                              Hunting small game           4
                                            ATVing         3
                                Camping in a tent          3
                        Camping in a motorhome             3
                                      Pond fishing         3

                                                       0           20        40    60       80   100
                                                                         Percent (n=1009)
28                                                                                           Responsive Management




                 Q424, Q427. Which two of those activities would
                 you say you participated in the most in the past 2
                     years in Iowa? (Among all respondents.)
                                      (Part 2)

                                        Motorboating          2.9
                                    Horseback riding          2.7
                                     Mountain biking          2.5
                             Camping in a 5th wheel           2.4
                              Stream or river fishing         2.3
                Outdoor natural product harvesting            2.2
                                              Softball        1.9
Taking trips or outings of at least 1 mile for wildlife       1.8
                             Camping in a fold down           1.3
                                               Soccer         1.2                                  Iowa residents

            Using off-leash dog areas or dog parks            1.1
                                           Basketball         1.0
                                   Hunting waterfowl          0.9
                              Canoeing or kayaking            0.8
                                       Snowmobiling           0.7
                                             Baseball         0.7
                                            Volleyball        0.7
                                 Target rifle shooting        0.7
                           Target handgun shooting            0.7

                                                          0         20      40     60       80   100
                                                                         Percent (n=1009)
Iowa Survey for the State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP)                              29




               Q424, Q427. Which two of those activities would
               you say you participated in the most in the past 2
                   years in Iowa? (Among all respondents.)
                                    (Part 3)

Natural resource or environmental program           0.6

     Target shooting with a bow and arrow           0.6

                                    Football        0.6

        Point-to-point water trail recreation       0.5

         Natural resource festival or event         0.5

                 Personal watercraft riding         0.4

                       Trout stream fishing         0.4

                              Trap shooting         0.4

                         Camper cabin use           0.3
                                                                                        Iowa residents
                 Dog trials or competitions         0.2

                         Modern cabin use           0.2

                             Sporting clays         0.2

                                   Trapping         0.2

                       Cross-country skiing         0.1

               Camping in a pickup or van           0.1

                                      Rugby         0.1

                                     Sailing        0.1

               Sailboarding or windsurfing          0.1

                                                0         20      40     60       80   100
                                                               Percent (n=1009)
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                 Q424, Q427. Which two of those activities would
                 you say you participated in the most in the past 2
                     years in Iowa? (Among all respondents.)
                 (Wildlife-Related Activities, Including Hiking and
                                     Camping)
Observing, feeding, or photographing wildlife near
                      home
                                                                       13
                                            Hiking                 9
                            Fishing from the shore             6
                                       Lake fishing            5
                                 Hunting big game              5
                                            Birding            5
                                Fishing from a boat            5
                               Hunting small game           4
                                 Camping in a tent          3
                          Camping in a motorhome            3
                                       Pond fishing         3
                           Camping in a 5th wheel          2                                          Iowa residents
                             Stream or river fishing       2
     Harvesting natural products from the outdoors         2
       Taking a trip of at least 1 mile from home to
              observe, feed, or photo wildlife
                                                           2
                             Camping in a fold down        1
                                 Hunting waterfowl         1
       Natural resource or environmental program           1
                  Natural resource festival or event       0.5
                               Trout stream fishing        0.4
                                 Camper cabin use          0.3
                                 Modern cabin use          0.2
                                          Trapping         0.2
                        Camping in a pickup or van         0.1

                                                       0               20      40     60       80   100
                                                                            Percent (n=1009)
Iowa Survey for the State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP)                 31




             Q424, Q427. Which two of those activities would
             you say you participated in the most in the past 2
                 years in Iowa? (Among all respondents.)
                           (Motorized Activities)



       Driving for
                                    21
       pleasure




          ATVing          3




    Motorboating          3                                                Iowa residents




   Snowmobiling          0.7




    Personal
                         0.4
 watercraft riding



                     0         20         40         60      80           100
                                         Percent (n=1009)
32                                                            Responsive Management




                      Q424, Q427. Which two of those activities would
                      you say you participated in the most in the past 2
                          years in Iowa? (Among all respondents.)
                     (Competitive Sports - Individual and Team Sports)


         Golf               11.6



      Softball        1.9



      Soccer         1.2



Basketball           1.0

                                                                    Iowa residents

     Baseball        0.7



 Volleyball          0.7



     Football        0.6



       Rugby         0.1


                 0             20     40         60      80       100
                                     Percent (n=1009)
Iowa Survey for the State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP)                 33




            Q424, Q427. Which two of those activities would
            you say you participated in the most in the past 2
                years in Iowa? (Among all respondents.)
                           (Shooting Activities)



 Hunting big game           4.9



     Hunting small
                           3.6
        game



 Hunting waterfowl        0.9



       Target rifle
                          0.7
        shooting
                                                                           Iowa residents
  Target handgun
                          0.7
     shooting

   Target shooting
   with a bow and         0.6
        arrow


    Trap shooting         0.4



    Sporting clays        0.2


                      0           20    40        60         80           100
                                       Percent (n=1009)
34                                                                       Responsive Management




                Q424, Q427. Which two of those activities would
                you say you participated in the most in the past 2
                    years in Iowa? (Among all respondents.)
                            (Water-Related Activities)

     Swimming in public
       outdoor pools
                                      7.3

Fishing from the shore            5.6

            Lake fishing          5.2

     Fishing from a boat          4.5
     Swimming in natural
          waters
                                  4.4

            Pond fishing         2.9

           Motorboating          2.9

 Stream or river fishing         2.3                                           Iowa residents

       Hunting waterfowl        0.9

 Canoeing or kayaking           0.8
     Point-to-point water
       trail recreation
                                0.5
     Personal watercraft
           riding
                                0.4

     Trout stream fishing       0.4

                  Sailing       0.1
         Sailboarding or
          windsurfing
                                0.1

                            0               20    40        60      80       100
                                                 Percent (n=1009)
Iowa Survey for the State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP)                 35




            Q424, Q427. Which two of those activities would
            you say you participated in the most in the past 2
                years in Iowa? (Among all respondents.)
                                (Fishing)



 Fishing from the
                          5.6
      shore




     Lake fishing         5.2




  Fishing from a
                          4.5
       boat

                                                                           Iowa residents


    Pond fishing         2.9




  Stream or river
                         2.3
      fishing




    Trout stream
                        0.4
       fishing



                    0           20    40          60         80           100
                                     Percent (n=1009)
36                                                             Responsive Management




              Q424, Q427. Which two of those activities would
              you say you participated in the most in the past 2
                  years in Iowa? (Among all respondents.)
                                  (Boating)


     Fishing from a
                            4.5
          boat



      Motorboating         2.9



      Canoeing or
                          0.8
       kayaking


     Point-to-point
      water trail         0.5                                        Iowa residents
      recreation


   Personal
                          0.4
watercraft riding



            Sailing       0.1



 Sailboarding or
                          0.1
  windsurfing


                      0           20    40         60     80       100
                                       Percent (n=1009)
Iowa Survey for the State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP)                 37




            Q424, Q427. Which two of those activities would
            you say you participated in the most in the past 2
                years in Iowa? (Among all respondents.)
                               (Camping)



 Camping in a tent        3.0



     Camping in a
                          2.9
      motorhome



  Camping in a 5th
                          2.4
      wheel



 Camping in a fold                                                         Iowa residents
                         1.3
     down



 Camper cabin use        0.3




 Modern cabin use        0.2



     Camping in a
                         0.1
     pickup or van


                     0          20      40        60         80           100
                                      Percent (n=1009)
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               Q424, Q427. Which 2 of those activities would you
               say you participated in the most in the past 2 years
                       in Iowa? (Among all respondents.)
                                     (Part 1)

                                                                                23
                               Driving for pleasure                           20
                                                                              21
                                                                               22
                 Family oriented outdoor activities                            21
                                                                              20
      Observing, feeding, or photographing wildlife                    13
                                                                         15
         around or within 1 mile of your home                         11
                                                                       12
                    Using trails for physical fitness                    15
                                                                       12
                                                                      11
                                                Golf                   13
                                                                     10
                                                                      11
                                              Hiking             6
                                                                  8
                                                                 6
                 Swimming in public outdoor pools                  9
                                                                 6
                                                               6
                                 Hunting big game            5
                                                             4
                                                                 6
                                             Birding        2
                                                                 7                                  Eastern (n=340)
                                                                5
                            Fishing from the shore              6                                   Central (n=333)
                                                                5
                                                              5                                     Western (n=336)
                                Fishing from a boat          3
                                                               6
Visiting entertainment facilities, such as multiplex          5
                                                              5
                      fields                                 4
                                                             4
                       Swimming in natural waters            5
                                                             4
                                                             4
                                             ATVing         3
                                                             4
                                                             3
     Harvesting natural products from the outdoors          2
                                                            1
                                                            3
                                 Camping in a tent           4
                                                            2
                                                            3
                                       Lake fishing               8
                                                                 6
                                                            3
                                       Pond fishing         2
                                                             4
                                                            2
                         Camping in a motorhome             3
                                                              4


                                                        0                  20        40   60   80   100
                                                                                     Percent
Iowa Survey for the State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP)                              39




              Q424, Q427. Which 2 of those activities would you
              say you participated in the most in the past 2 years
                      in Iowa? (Among all respondents.)
                                    (Part 2)

                                                         2
                         Camping in a 5th wheel          3
                                                         2
                                                          2
                           Stream or river fishing       1
                                                           4
                                                         2
                                    Motorboating          4
                                                          3
                                                         2
                                Horseback riding          4
                                                         2
                                                         2
                                 Mountain biking         3
                                                         3
Taking a trip of at least 1 mile from home for the       2
                                                         2
   primary purpose of observing, feeding, or             2
                                                         2
                         Camping in a fold down          0
                                                          2
                                                         1
                             Hunting small game           4
                                                               8
                                                         1
                                          Soccer         1
                                                         1                             Eastern (n=340)
                                                         1
                                          Softball         3                           Central (n=333)
                                                         1
                                                         1                             Western (n=336)
                                   Snowmobiling          0
                                                         1
                                                         1
         Using off-leash dog areas or dog parks          1
                                                         1
                                                         1
                                       Basketball        1
                                                         1
                                                         1
                                        Baseball         0
                                                         1
                                                         1
                                       Volleyball        0
                                                         1
                                                         1
                             Target rifle shooting       0
                                                         1
  A natural resource or environmental education          1
                                                         0
      program with a naturalist or interpreter           1
                                                         1
          Target shooting with a bow and arrow           0
                                                         1
                                                         1
                             Trout stream fishing        0
                                                         0


                                                     0             20   40   60   80   100
                                                                        Percent
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              Q424, Q427. Which 2 of those activities would you
              say you participated in the most in the past 2 years
                      in Iowa? (Among all respondents.)
                                    (Part 3)

                                                           1
                                 Hunting waterfowl         2
                                                           0
                                                           1
                             Canoeing or kayaking          1
                                                           1
                                                           1
                         Target handgun shooting           0
                                                           1
                                                           1
                                           Football        1
                                                           1
Point-to-point water trail recreation, such as using       1
                                                           1
             waterway access points                        0
                                                           1
               A natural resource festival or event        1
                                                            0
                                                           0
                      Riding a personal watercraft         1
                                                           0
                                                           0
                                     Trap shooting         0
                                                           1
                                                           0                        Eastern (n=340)
                                Camper cabin use            0
                                                           1
                                                                                    Central (n=333)
                                                           0
                                 Modern cabin use          0                        Western (n=336)
                                                           0
                                                           0
                              Cross-country skiing         0
                                                           0
                                                            0
                         Dog trials or competitions        0
                                                           1
                                                           0
                                     Sporting clays        0
                                                           0
                                                           0
                                          Trapping         0
                                                           0
                                                            0
                       Camping in a pickup or van           0
                                                           1
                                                           0
                                             Rugby         0
                                                           0
                                                           0
                                            Sailing        0
                                                           0
                                                           0
                       Sailboarding or windsurfing         0
                                                           0


                                                       0        20   40   60   80   100
                                                                     Percent
Iowa Survey for the State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP)                             41


DAYS PARTICIPATED

   This study looks at days of participation in two ways: the first is among all respondents, with
   those who did not participate being coded as having participated 0 days; the second is among
   participants only.


   Iowa residents as a whole spend the most days in outdoor recreation observing, feeding, or
   photographing wildlife near home (57.3 mean days of participation per resident). This
   activity is distantly followed by birding (19.3 days per resident), driving for pleasure (17.6
   days), and using trails for physical fitness (15.1 days).


   In looking at days spent among participants only, both observing, feeding, or photographing
   wildlife near home (139.8 days) and birding (129.2 days) lead all other activities by far.
   Other activities with mean days of a month or more include using off-leash dog areas (41.9
   days), using trails for physical fitness (38.3 days), using an ATV (35.6 days), driving for
   pleasure (35.0 days), and camping in a 5th wheel (33.4 days).
   •   The leading wildlife-related activities in number of days per participant are observing,
       feeding, or photographing wildlife near home (139.8 days) and birding (129.2 days),
       distantly followed by camping in a 5th wheel (33.4 days), taking a trip of at least 1 mile to
       observe wildlife (22.9 days), and hiking (22.3 days).
   •   Using an ATV (35.6 days) and driving for pleasure (35.0 days) are the leading motorized
       activities.
   •   Four competitive sports have fairly substantial means in days of participation: golf (25.4
       days), soccer (24.2 days), softball (21.7 days), and basketball (19.5 days).
   •   The leading shooting activities are target shooting with a bow and arrow (26.0 days) and
       hunting waterfowl (16.6 days).
   •   The leading water-related activities are swimming in public outdoor pools (19.2 days),
       hunting waterfowl (16.6 days), fishing from the shore (16.4 days), and stream or river
       fishing (16.0 days).
   •   The leading fishing activities are fishing from the shore (16.4 days), stream or river
       fishing (16.0 days), and fishing from a boat (15.8 days).
   •   The leading boating activities are fishing from a boat (15.8 days) and motorboating (15.0
       days).
   •   The leading type of camping is in a 5th wheel (33.4 days), distantly followed by camping
       in a motorhome (12.4 days) and camping in a fold down (12.0 days).
42                                                                                                   Responsive Management




                  Mean number of days of participation in various
                 activities. (Among all respondents; those who did
                         not participate are coded as 0 days.)
                                        (Part 1)

Observing, feeding, or photographing wildlife near home                                  57.3
                                                     Birding                19.3
                                       Driving for pleasure                17.6
                           Using trails for physical fitness               15.1
                        Family oriented outdoor activities           7.1
                                                      Hiking         7.0
                                                        Golf         5.7
                Taking a trip of at least 1 mile for wildlife        5.4
                       Swimming in public outdoor pools              4.9
                                   Fishing from the shore           4.4
                                                    ATVing          4.3                                 Iowa residents
 Visiting entertainment facilities, such as multiplex fields        4.3
                                               Lake fishing         4.0
                  Using off-leash dog areas or dog parks            3.1
                                    Stream or river fishing         3.1
                                       Fishing from a boat          2.9
                              Swimming in natural waters            2.7
                                               Pond fishing         2.3
                                              Motorboating          2.0
          Harvesting natural products from the outdoors             1.9
                                      Hunting small game            1.8

                                                                0          20      40   60      80    100
                                                                                Mean (n=1009)
Iowa Survey for the State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP)                                           43




                 Mean number of days of participation in various
                activities. (Among all respondents; those who did
                        not participate are coded as 0 days.)
                                       (Part 2)

                                    Target rifle shooting       1.8
                                       Horseback riding         1.7
                                                 Softball       1.7
                 Target shooting with a bow and arrow           1.7
                                      Hunting big game          1.7
                                        Mountain biking         1.5
                                      Camping in a tent         1.2
                                Camping in a 5th wheel          1.2
                              Target handgun shooting           1.1
                                              Basketball        1.0
                                               Baseball         0.9                              Iowa residents
     Point-to-point water trail recreation, such as using
                  waterway access points                        0.9
                                          Trap shooting         0.9
                              Camping in a motorhome            0.8
                                              Volleyball        0.6
                                                 Soccer         0.6
                                         Skeet shooting         0.5
                                   Trout stream fishing         0.4
                                Camping in a fold down          0.4
                                          Sporting clays        0.4
A natural resource or environmental education program
             with a naturalist or interpreter                   0.4

                                                            0         20     40    60      80   100
                                                                           Mean (n=1009)
44                                                                         Responsive Management




                 Mean number of days of participation in various
                activities. (Among all respondents; those who did
                        not participate are coded as 0 days.)
                                       (Part 3)
                 Hunting waterfowl         0.4
       Riding a personal watercraft        0.4
                           Football        0.4
             Canoeing or kayaking          0.4
         Dog trials or competitions        0.3
                          Trapping         0.3
                     Snowmobiling          0.3
                 Camper cabin use          0.2
A natural resource festival or event       0.2
              Cross-country skiing         0.1
                 Modern cabin use          0.1                                Iowa residents
             Hunting in a preserve         0.1
       Camping in a pickup or van          0.1
                             Rugby         0.1
                             Sailing       0.1
                     Rock climbing         0.0
                        Spelunking         0.0
                          Lacrosse         0.0
        Sailboarding or windsurfing        0.0
                       Geocaching          0.0
                      Field hockey         0.0

                                       0         20    40      60     80    100
                                                      Mean (n=1009)
Iowa Survey for the State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP)                                                               45




                      Mean number of days of participation in various
                          activities. (Among participants only.)
                                         (Part 1)

Observing, feeding, or photographing wildlife near home (n=416)                                                  139.8
                                                   Birding (n=146)                                           129.2
                   Using off-leash dog areas or dog parks (n=72)                    41.9
                           Using trails for physical fitness (n=390)                38.3
                                                   ATVing (n=127)                  35.6
                                      Driving for pleasure (n=517)                 35.0
                                   Camping in a 5th wheel (n=36)                  33.4
                    Target shooting with a bow and arrow (n=66)              26.0
                                                      Golf (n=227)           25.4
                                                    Soccer (n=24)            24.2
           Taking a trip of at least 1 mile to view wildlife (n=243)         22.9
                                                    Hiking (n=312)           22.3
                                           Mountain biking (n=70)           22.0
                                                    Softball (n=77)         21.7                                     Iowa residents
                                          Horseback riding (n=87)           20.0
                                                 Basketball (n=53)          19.5
                       Swimming in public outdoor pools (n=252)             19.2
 Visiting entertainment facilities, such as multiplex fields (n=262)       17.0
                                         Hunting waterfowl (n=29)          16.6
                                   Fishing from the shore (n=276)          16.4
                                   Stream or river fishing (n=190)         16.0
                                      Fishing from a boat (n=194)          15.8
                                              Lake fishing (n=271)         15.4
                                             Motorboating (n=137)          15.0
                                        Hunting big game (n=114)           14.6
                                     Target rifle shooting (n=128)         14.6
                                             Pond fishing (n=165)          14.6

                                                                       0    30            60   90    120         150
                                                                                           Mean     *Activities with n-values lower
                                                                                                     than 10 not shown.
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                     Mean number of days of participation in various
                         activities. (Among participants only.)
                                        (Part 2)

                             Target handgun shooting (n=82)                 14.4
                                 Hunting small game (n=139)                 14.0
                                             Volleyball (n=47)              13.1
                                              Baseball (n=73)               13.1
                          Swimming in natural waters (n=222)            12.5
                             Camping in a motorhome (n=72)              12.4
       Harvesting natural products from the outdoors (n=153)            12.1
                               Camping in a fold down (n=39)            12.0
                          Riding a personal watercraft (n=35)           11.3
                                         Trap shooting (n=85)           11.0
                                        Skeet shooting (n=47)           11.0
                    Family oriented outdoor activities (n=657)          10.9
                                    Camper cabin use (n=24)             10.9
                                               Football (n=41)          10.0                                Iowa residents
                                   Trout stream fishing (n=41)          9.9
  Point-to-point water trail recreation, such as using waterway
                      access points (n=94)                              9.9
                                  Cross-country skiing (n=16)          8.4
                                    Camping in a tent (n=165)          7.0
                                         Sporting clays (n=66)         6.9
                                 Canoeing or kayaking (n=53)           6.8
                                     Modern cabin use (n=19)           6.7
                                         Snowmobiling (n=43)           6.3
                           Camping in a pickup or van (n=16)           6.0
                                 Hunting in a preserve (n=22)         4.9
A natural resource or environmental education program with a
               naturalist or interpreter (n=127)                      3.5
                   A natural resource festival or event (n=95)        2.5
                                            Spelunking (n=10)         2.0

                                                                  0           30   60   90   120        150
                                                                                    Mean     *Activities with n-values lower
                                                                                              than 10 not shown.
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                   Mean number of days of participation in various
                         activities. (Among participants only.)
                   (Wildlife-Related Activities, Including Hiking and
                                        Camping)
Observing, feeding, or photographing wildlife near home
                        (n=416)
                                                                                                             139.8
                                           Birding (n=146)                                               129.2
                          Camping in a 5th wheel (n=36)                         33.4
   Taking a trip of at least 1 mile to view wildlife (n=243)               22.9
                                            Hiking (n=312)                 22.3
                                 Hunting waterfowl (n=29)                16.6
                          Fishing from the shore (n=276)                 16.4
                           Stream or river fishing (n=190)               16.0
                              Fishing from a boat (n=194)                15.8
                                     Lake fishing (n=271)                15.4
                               Hunting big game (n=114)                  14.6
                                     Pond fishing (n=165)                14.6
                                                                                                                Iowa residents
                             Hunting small game (n=139)                  14.0
                        Camping in a motorhome (n=72)                12.4
 Harvesting natural products from the outdoors (n=153)               12.1
                          Camping in a fold down (n=39)              12.0
                                Camper cabin use (n=24)              10.9
                              Trout stream fishing (n=41)           9.9
                               Camping in a tent (n=165)            7.0
                                 Modern cabin use (n=19)            6.7
                      Camping in a pickup or van (n=16)            6.0
                             Hunting in a preserve (n=22)          4.9
 A natural resource or environmental education program
          with a naturalist or interpreter (n=127)
                                                                   3.5
              A natural resource festival or event (n=95)          2.5

                                                               0           30          60   90   120        150
                                                                                        Mean     *Activities with n-values lower
                                                                                                  than 10 not shown.
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              Mean number of days of participation in various
                  activities. (Among participants only.)
                           (Motorized Activities)



     ATVing (n=127)                    35.6




    Driving for
                                       35.0
 pleasure (n=517)




       Motorboating
                            15.0                                                       Iowa residents
         (n=137)




Riding a personal
                           11.3
watercraft (n=35)




      Snowmobiling
                          6.3
         (n=43)



                      0           30          60          90       120              150
                                                   Mean        *Activities with n-values lower
                                                                than 10 not shown.
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            Mean number of days of participation in various
                activities. (Among participants only.)
           (Competitive Sports - Individual and Team Sports)



     Golf (n=227)               25.4




    Soccer (n=24)               24.2




   Softball (n=77)          21.7




 Basketball (n=53)          19.5                                                Iowa residents




 Volleyball (n=47)       13.1




  Baseball (n=73)        13.1




   Football (n=41)       10.0



                     0          30     60          90       120              150
                                            Mean        *Activities with n-values lower
                                                         than 10 not shown.
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             Mean number of days of participation in various
                 activities. (Among participants only.)
                          (Shooting Activities)

 Target shooting with a bow and
                                               26.0
          arrow (n=66)


        Hunting waterfowl (n=29)           16.6


       Hunting big game (n=114)            14.6


     Target rifle shooting (n=128)         14.6


Target handgun shooting (n=82)             14.4

                                                                               Iowa residents
     Hunting small game (n=139)            14.0


            Trap shooting (n=85)          11.0


           Skeet shooting (n=47)          11.0


            Sporting clays (n=66)        6.9


     Hunting in a preserve (n=22)        4.9


                                     0         30     60   90   120         150
                                                       Mean     *Activities with n-values lower
                                                                 than 10 not shown.
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             Mean number of days of participation in various
                 activities. (Among participants only.)
                       (Water-Related Activities)

   Swimming in public outdoor pools
                                                19.2
              (n=252)

           Hunting waterfowl (n=29)             16.6


     Fishing from the shore (n=276)             16.4


      Stream or river fishing (n=190)           16.0


        Fishing from a boat (n=194)             15.8


                Lake fishing (n=271)           15.4


               Motorboating (n=137)            15.0                               Iowa residents

                Pond fishing (n=165)           14.6


 Swimming in natural waters (n=222)            12.5


 Riding a personal watercraft (n=35)           11.3


         Trout stream fishing (n=41)          9.9
 Point-to-point water trail recreation,
  such as using waterway access               9.9
            points (n=94)
       Canoeing or kayaking (n=53)            6.8

                                          0         30   60   90   120        150
                                                          Mean     *Activities with n-values lower
                                                                    than 10 not shown.
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               Mean number of days of participation in various
                   activities. (Among participants only.)
                                  (Fishing)


Fishing from the
                            16.4
 shore (n=276)




 Stream or river
                            16.0
 fishing (n=190)




     Fishing from a
                            15.8
      boat (n=194)

                                                                               Iowa residents

       Lake fishing
                           15.4
         (n=271)




      Pond fishing
                           14.6
        (n=165)




      Trout stream
                          9.9
     fishing (n=41)



                      0         30   60          90       120              150
                                          Mean        *Activities with n-values lower
                                                       than 10 not shown.
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            Mean number of days of participation in various
                activities. (Among participants only.)
                               (Boating)



    Fishing from a
                               15.8
     boat (n=194)




     Motorboating
                           15.0
       (n=137)




 Riding a personal
                          11.3                                              Iowa residents
 watercraft (n=35)



  Point-to-point
    water trail
 recreation, such
                          9.9
     as using
 waterway access
   points (n=94)



    Canoeing or
                         6.8
  kayaking (n=53)



                     0           30   60          90      120           150
                                           Mean              *Activities with n-values lower
                                                              than 10 not shown.
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              Mean number of days of participation in various
                  activities. (Among participants only.)
                                (Camping)


     Camping in a 5th
                                          33.4
      wheel (n=36)



  Camping in a
                              12.4
motorhome (n=72)



 Camping in a fold
                              12.0
   down (n=39)



 Camper cabin use
                             10.9                                                     Iowa residents
     (n=24)



 Camping in a tent
                            7.0
    (n=165)



 Modern cabin use
                            6.7
     (n=19)


        Camping in a
        pickup or van       6.0
           (n=16)


                        0            30          60          90             120                 150
                                                      Mean    *Activities with n-values lower
                                                               than 10 not shown.
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CHILDREN’S PARTICIPATION IN ACTIVITIES
   Just about a third of respondents (30%) had children 17 or younger living in their household.
   The survey asked them about their children’s use of playgrounds and their participation in
   four outdoor sports in the past 2 years: 77% of households with children used playgrounds
   (this is 23% of all households). Of the outdoor sports in the survey, baseball is the most
   played (38% of households with children; 11% of all households) in Iowa, followed by
   soccer (30% of households with children; 9% of all households) and football (28% of
   households with children; 8% of all households).



                       Q207. Do you have any children 17 or younger
                                 living in your household?




            Yes                   30




                                                                         Iowa residents




             No                                           70




                  0        20          40           60         80      100
                                       Percent (n=1009)
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          Q207. Do you have any children 17 or younger
                    living in your household?




                26



Yes                  33



                     33


                                                               Eastern (n=340)
                                                               Central (n=333)
                                                               Western (n=336)


                                               74



 No                                       67



                                          67




      0    20         40             60         80   100
                           Percent
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            Q209-213. Percent of households with children 17
               or younger who used or participated in the
              following in the past 2 years in Iowa. (Among
                       households with children.)




      Q213.
                                                            77
   Playgrounds




 Q209. Baseball                            38




                                                                           Iowa residents
  Q211. Soccer                       30




 Q212. Football                      28




  Q210. Softball                21




                   0       20              40        60      80           100
                                          Percent (n=311)
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             Q209-213. Percent of households with children 17
                 or younger who used or participated in the
              following in the past 2 years in Iowa. (Among all
                                households.)




         Q213.
                                          23
      Playgrounds




Q209. Baseball                  11




                                                                            Iowa residents
     Q211. Soccer           9




 Q212. Football         8




 Q210. Softball         6




                    0                20         40        60     80       100
                                               Percent (n=311)
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           Q209-213. Percent of households with children 17
              or younger who used or participated in the
             following in the past 2 years in Iowa. (Among
                      households with children.)


                                                  73
      Q213.
                                                   78
   Playgrounds
                                                       79



                                           40
       Q209.
                                      34
      Baseball
                                           40



                                 30                                       Eastern (n=90)
                                                                          Central (n=111)
 Q211. Soccer                    30
                                                                          Western (n=110)
                                 30



                                 28
 Q212. Football              27
                                 30



                        18
 Q210. Softball             22
                                 27


                  0    20             40     60   80        100
                                       Percent
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INTEREST IN PARTICIPATING IN ACTIVITIES
     Iowa residents show the most interest in family-oriented activities (74% are interested),
     driving for pleasure (61%), observing, feeding, or photographing wildlife near home (52%),
     and using trails for physical fitness (51%).
     •   The wildlife-related activities with the highest rates of interest are observing, feeding, or
         photographing wildlife near home (52%), lake fishing (39%), hiking (39%), fishing from
         the shore (38%), and taking a trip of 1 mile or more to view wildlife (38%).
     •   The motorized activities with the highest rates of interest are driving for pleasure (61%),
         distantly followed by motorboating (21%) and using an ATV (17%).
     •   The competitive sports with the highest rates of interest are golf (26%) and softball
         (16%).
     •   The shooting activities with the highest rates of interest are target shooting with a rifle
         (19%), hunting small game (18%), and hunting big game (16%).
     •   The water-related activities with the highest rates of interest are lake fishing (39%),
         fishing from the shore (38%), swimming in public outdoor pools (36%), stream or river
         fishing (32%), and fishing from a boat (32%).
     •   The fishing activities with the highest rates of interest are lake fishing (39%) and fishing
         from the shore (38%).
     •   The boating activities with the highest rates of interest are fishing from a boat (32%),
         motorboating (21%), and point-to-point water trail recreation (20%).
     •   The types of camping with the highest rates of interest are in a tent (27%), modern cabin
         use (18%), camper cabin use (16%), and in a motorhome (15%).
     •   Regional results: Western Region residents are slightly more likely than are residents of
         the other regions to be very interested in driving for pleasure and in taking a trip of at
         least 1 mile to view wildlife.
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   Another way to gauge interest is by looking at all those who participated in an activity and/or
   expressed interest. Family-oriented activities (79%), driving for pleasure (64%), observing,
   feeding, or photographing wildlife near home (57%), and using trails for physical fitness
   (56%) all had a majority interested based on past use and expressed interest.
   •   The wildlife-related activities with the highest rates of interest and/or participation are
       observing, feeding, or photographing wildlife near home (57%), hiking (44%), taking a
       trip of 1 mile or more to view wildlife (41%), lake fishing (41%), and fishing from the
       shore (41%).
   •   The motorized activities with the highest rates of interest and/or participation are driving
       for pleasure (64%), distantly followed by motorboating (25%) and using an ATV (20%).
   •   The competitive sports with the highest rates of interest and/or participation are golf
       (28%) and softball (18%).
   •   The shooting activities with the highest rates of interest and/or participation are target
       shooting with a rifle (20%), hunting small game (19%), and hunting big game (17%).
   •   The water-related activities with the highest rates of interest and/or participation are lake
       fishing (41%), fishing from the shore (41%), swimming in public outdoor pools (38%),
       stream or river fishing (34%), and fishing from a boat (33%).
   •   The fishing activities with the highest rates of interest and/or participation are lake fishing
       (41%) and fishing from the shore (41%).
   •   The boating activities with the highest rates of interest and/or participation are fishing
       from a boat (33%), motorboating (25%), and point-to-point water trail recreation (22%).
   •   The types of camping with the highest rates of interest and/or participation are in a tent
       (29%), modern cabin use (18%), camper cabin use (16%), and in a motorhome (16%).
   •   Regional results: Western Region residents are slightly more likely than are residents of
       the other regions to have participated or to be very interested in driving for pleasure and
       in taking a trip of at least 1 mile to view wildlife. There is slightly more participation
       and/or interest in lake fishing in the Central and Western Regions than in the Eastern
       Region.


   Absolute numbers of those interested are shown.
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     The analyses looked at latent demand by comparing interest in participating versus actual
     participation. The most unmet demand is for natural resource festival or events (19
     percentage point difference between actual participation and interest), a natural resource or
     environmental education program (17 percentage point difference), modern cabin use (16
     percentage point difference), taking a trip of at least 1 mile to view wildlife (14 percentage
     point difference), and horseback riding (also with a 14 percentage point difference).
     •   The wildlife-related activities with the highest latent demand are a natural resource
         festival or event (19 percentage point difference), a natural resource or environmental
         education program (17 percentage point difference), modern cabin use (16 percentage
         point difference), and taking a trip of at least 1 mile to view wildlife (14 percentage point
         difference).
     •   The motorized activities with the highest latent demand are motorboating (7 percentage
         point difference) and riding a personal watercraft (7 percentage point difference).
     •   The competitive sports with the highest latent demand are volleyball (9 percentage point
         difference), basketball (9 percentage point difference), softball (8 percentage point
         difference), and football (8 percentage point difference).
     •   The shooting activities with the highest latent demand are target shooting with a bow and
         arrow (7 percentage point difference), target shooting with a rifle (6 percentage point
         difference), and target shooting with a handgun (also with a 6 percentage point
         difference).
     •   The water-related activities with the highest latent demand are pond fishing (13
         percentage point difference), fishing from a boat (13 percentage point difference), lake
         fishing (13 percentage point difference), and stream or river fishing (13 percentage point
         difference).
     •   Nearly all the fishing activities had about the same latent demand, all between 10 and 13
         percentage points.
     •   The boating activities with the highest latent demand are fishing from a boat (13
         percentage point difference), point-to-point water trail recreation (10 percentage point
         difference), and canoeing or kayaking (9 percentage point difference).
     •   The types of camping with the highest latent demand are modern cabin use (16
         percentage point difference), camper cabin use (13 percentage point difference), and
         camping in a tent (10 percentage point difference).
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   The survey asked those who expressed interest in one or more activities in which they did not
   participate to name the two such activities in which they are most interested. The top
   activities are horseback riding, trail use for physical fitness, and hiking.


   Respondents were given the opportunity to mention any other outdoor recreation facilities or
   activities that they would like to see added in their area; they most commonly mentioned
   trails (fitness, biking, walking, trails in general), camping areas, ATV areas, fishing facilities
   and/or access, horse trails, and hiking trails.
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                 Percent who are very interested in participating in
                    the following activities in the next 2 years.
                                      (Part 1)

                        Family oriented outdoor activities                                       74
                                       Driving for pleasure                                 61
 Observing, feeding, or photographing wildlife around or
               within 1 mile of your home                                              52
                           Using trails for physical fitness                           51
                                               Lake fishing                       39
                                                     Hiking                       39
                                   Fishing from the shore                         38
Taking a trip of at least 1 mile from home for the primary
purpose of observing, feeding, or photographing wildlife                       38
 Visiting entertainment facilities, such as multiplex fields                  37
                       Swimming in public outdoor pools                       36
                                    Stream or river fishing                  32                             Iowa residents

                                       Fishing from a boat                   32
 A natural resource or environmental education program
              with a naturalist or interpreter                           30
                      A natural resource festival or event               29
                                              Pond fishing               29
                              Swimming in natural waters                 29
                                         Camping in a tent               27
                                                       Golf             26
                                                    Birding             25
          Harvesting natural products from the outdoors                 24
                                         Horseback riding               23

                                                               0   20         40        60       80   100
                                                                        Percent (n=1009)
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                Percent who are very interested in participating in
                   the following activities in the next 2 years.
                                     (Part 2)

                          Motorboating                21
    Point-to-point water trail recreation             20
                   Target rifle shooting             19
                   Hunting small game                18
                     Modern cabin use                18
                                 ATVing              17
                      Hunting big game               16
                                Softball         16
                     Camper cabin use            16
Using off-leash dog areas or dog parks           15
             Camping in a motorhome              15                                      Iowa residents

                   Trout stream fishing          14
                 Canoeing or kayaking            14
                             Basketball         14
                              Volleyball        14
              Target handgun shooting           14
 Target shooting with a bow and arrow           13
                               Baseball         13
                                Football        12
                         Sporting clays         11
                          Trap shooting         11

                                            0    20          40       60      80   100
                                                           Percent (n=1009)
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                   Percent who are very interested in participating in
                      the following activities in the next 2 years.
                                        (Part 3)

              Mountain biking                     11
Riding a personal watercraft                      10
                Snowmobiling                      10
               Skeet shooting                     10
       Camping in a fold down                     9
       Camping in a 5th wheel                 9
          Cross-country skiing                8
                       Soccer                 8
            Hunting waterfowl                 7
                        Sailing           6
                Rock climbing             6                                                   Iowa residents

         Hunting in a preserve            6
 Camping in a pickup or van               5
                   Spelunking             5
 Sailboarding or windsurfing              4
     Dog trials or competitions           4
                  Geocaching          3
                     Trapping         3
                        Rugby         2
                  Field hockey        2
                     Lacrosse         1

                                  0                    20    40        60      80       100
                                                            Percent (n=1009)
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                Percent who are very interested in participating in
                    the following activities in the next 2 years.
                 (Wildlife-Related Activities, Including Hiking and
                                     Camping)
 Observing, feeding, or photographing wildlife around or
               within 1 mile of your home                                                    52
                                             Lake fishing                               39
                                                   Hiking                               39
                                  Fishing from the shore                                38
Taking a trip of at least 1 mile from home for the primary
purpose of observing, feeding, or photographing wildlife                             38
                                   Stream or river fishing                          32
                                      Fishing from a boat                          32
 A natural resource or environmental education program
              with a naturalist or interpreter                                  30
                      A natural resource festival or event                      29
                                             Pond fishing                       29
                                       Camping in a tent                       27
                                                  Birding                      25
                                                                                                              Iowa residents
          Harvesting natural products from the outdoors                       24
                                     Hunting small game                   18
                                       Modern cabin use                   18
                                       Hunting big game                  16
                                       Camper cabin use                  16
                               Camping in a motorhome                    15
                                     Trout stream fishing                14
                                 Camping in a fold down              9
                                 Camping in a 5th wheel              9
                                       Hunting waterfowl             7
                                   Hunting in a preserve         6
                             Camping in a pickup or van          5
                                                Trapping         3

                                                             0           20         40        60   80   100
                                                                              Percent (n=1009)
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           Percent who are very interested in participating in
              the following activities in the next 2 years.
                         (Motorized Activities)



        Driving for
                                                      61
        pleasure




     Motorboating                   21




           ATVing              17                                          Iowa residents




Riding a personal
                          10
    watercraft




     Snowmobiling         10




                      0        20         40        60      80       100
                                         Percent (n=1009)
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           Percent who are very interested in participating in
              the following activities in the next 2 years.
           (Competitive Sports - Individual and Team Sports)



         Golf                         26


     Softball                    16


   Basketball                14


   Volleyball                14


    Baseball                13
                                                                                Iowa residents

     Football               12



      Soccer            8


      Rugby         2



 Field hockey       2



    Lacrosse        1


                0                20         40         60     80          100
                                           Percent (n=1009)
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          Percent who are very interested in participating in
             the following activities in the next 2 years.
                        (Shooting Activities)


                Target rifle shooting                19



                Hunting small game                   18



                   Hunting big game              16



           Target handgun shooting               14



Target shooting with a bow and arrow             13
                                                                                    Iowa residents

                      Sporting clays            11



                      Trap shooting             11



                     Skeet shooting             10



                  Hunting waterfowl         7



               Hunting in a preserve        6


                                        0        20       40    60       80   100
                                                      Percent (n=1009)
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            Percent who are very interested in participating in
               the following activities in the next 2 years.
                        (Water-Related Activities)


                         Lake fishing                             39

             Fishing from the shore                              38

 Swimming in public outdoor pools                                36

              Stream or river fishing                        32

                 Fishing from a boat                        32

                        Pond fishing                        29

        Swimming in natural waters                          29

                       Motorboating                    21                              Iowa residents


 Point-to-point water trail recreation                 20

                Trout stream fishing              14

              Canoeing or kayaking                14

       Riding a personal watercraft              10

                  Hunting waterfowl          7

                              Sailing        6

        Sailboarding or windsurfing          4

                                         0        20         40        60   80   100
                                                        Percent (n=1009)
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             Percent who are very interested in participating in
                the following activities in the next 2 years.
                                 (Fishing)



       Lake fishing                    39




Fishing from the
                                       38
     shore




 Stream or river
                                 32
     fishing

                                                                       Iowa residents


     Fishing from a
                                 32
          boat




      Pond fishing              29




      Trout stream
                          14
         fishing



                      0    20         40         60     80       100
                                     Percent (n=1009)
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           Percent who are very interested in participating in
              the following activities in the next 2 years.
                               (Boating)


    Fishing from a
                                            32
         boat




     Motorboating                      21



    Point-to-point
     water trail                   20
     recreation


      Canoeing or                                                               Iowa residents
                              14
       kayaking



 Riding a personal
                             10
     watercraft




           Sailing       6




   Sailboarding or
                         4
    windsurfing


                     0            20             40    60      80         100
                                            Percent (n=1009)
74                                                                  Responsive Management




          Percent who are very interested in participating in
             the following activities in the next 2 years.
                             (Camping)



 Camping in a tent                     27




 Modern cabin use                 18




Camper cabin use                 16




     Camping in a                                                             Iowa residents
                                 15
      motorhome



 Camping in a fold
                             9
     down



 Camping in a 5th
                             9
     wheel



     Camping in a
                         5
     pickup or van


                     0           20          40        60      80       100
                                            Percent (n=1009)
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                 Percent who are very interested in participating in
                    the following activities in the next 2 years.
                                      (Part 1)

                                                                                               76
                 Family oriented outdoor activities                                          71
                                                                                               76
                                                                                       57
                               Driving for pleasure                                     60
                                                                                             69
    Observing, feeding, or photographing wildlife                                    51
                                                                                    50
       around or within 1 mile of your home                                            55
                                                                                   51
                   Using trails for physical fitness                                 54
                                                                                  48
                                                                       32
                                       Lake fishing                            44
                                                                               44
                                                                           41
                                             Hiking                      37
                                                                         38
                                                                         36
                            Fishing from the shore                         40
                                                                           41
 Taking a trip of at least 1 mile from home for the                    33
                                                                             39
    primary purpose of observing, feeding, or                                     46
Visiting entertainment facilities, such as multiplex                      39
                                                                         37
                      fields                                            34
                                                                        35
                Swimming in public outdoor pools                          40
                                                                       32                                    Eastern (n=340)
                                                                       33
                            Stream or river fishing                    33
                                                                      30                                     Central (n=333)
                               Fishing from a boat
                                                                      29
                                                                        33
                                                                                                             Western (n=336)
                                                                        34
   A natural resource or environmental education                 26
                                                                   31
       program with a naturalist or interpreter                     34
                                                                  27
               A natural resource festival or event                 31
                                                                    31
                                                                 25
                                      Pond fishing                     32
                                                                       32
                                                                24
                      Swimming in natural waters                       33
                                                                      30
                                                                24
                                 Camping in a tent                 31
                                                                25
                                                                23
                                               Golf                29
                                                                 26
                                                               28
                                            Birding          23
                                                            21
                                                               27
   Harvesting natural products from the outdoors            20
                                                              25
                                                                22
                                  Horseback riding               24
                                                                23


                                                       0   20           40             60         80   100
                                                            Percent (n=1009)
76                                                                                          Responsive Management




                 Percent who are very interested in participating in
                    the following activities in the next 2 years.
                                      (Part 2)

                                                                  19
                                      Motorboating                   25
                                                                  19
Point-to-point water trail recreation, such as using                  21
                                                                      21
             waterway access points                                  19
                                                                 18
                               Target rifle shooting             18
                                                                  21
                                                                 18
                              Hunting small game                16
                                                                   21
                                                                15
                                 Modern cabin use                  20
                                                                  19
                                                                 17
                                            ATVing              15
                                                                  19
                                                                 18
                                 Hunting big game               15
                                                                15
                                                                15
                                            Softball             17
                                                                15
                                                               13
                                Camper cabin use                  18
                                                                 17
                                                                 16
           Using off-leash dog areas or dog parks               14
                                                               13                               Eastern (n=340)
                                                           9
                         Camping in a motorhome                  18
                                                                 19                             Central (n=333)
                              Trout stream fishing
                                                             15
                                                              16
                                                                                                Western (n=336)
                                                           10
                                                               14
                             Canoeing or kayaking               15
                                                               13
                                                            13
                                         Basketball           16
                                                            12
                                                               14
                                         Volleyball            14
                                                               14
                                                               12
                         Target handgun shooting                14
                                                                 16
                                                            12
            Target shooting with a bow and arrow              15
                                                             14
                                                               12
                                          Baseball              14
                                                               13
                                                            11
                                           Football          13
                                                           10
                                                           10
                                     Sporting clays         13
                                                            13
                                                           9
                                     Trap shooting          12
                                                             15


                                                       0        20         40   60   80   100
                                                                     Percent (n=1009)
Iowa Survey for the State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP)                                   77




                Percent who are very interested in participating in
                   the following activities in the next 2 years.
                                     (Part 3)

                                                 10
            Mountain biking                       12
                                                  12
                                                8
Riding a personal watercraft                          13
                                                    10
                                                9
              Snowmobiling                          11
                                                    11
                                             8
             Skeet shooting                         11
                                                    12
                                            6
    Camping in a fold down                          11
                                                    11
                                            7
    Camping in a 5th wheel                          11
                                                9
                                             8
       Cross-country skiing                      10
                                        5
                                             7
                    Soccer                    9
                                             7
                                        6
          Hunting waterfowl              7
                                          8
                                        5
                     Sailing              7
                                        5                                                   Eastern (n=340)
                                        4
             Rock climbing
                                        4
                                          9                                                 Central (n=333)
      Hunting in a preserve
                                        4
                                          7
                                                                                            Western (n=336)
                                         6
                                        4
 Camping in a pickup or van                 6
                                            6
                                        4
                Spelunking               5
                                         5
                                        4
 Sailboarding or windsurfing            5
                                        4
                                    4
  Dog trials or competitions        4
                                    4
                                    3
                Geocaching           4
                                     4
                                   2
                   Trapping          4
                                   2
                                   2
                     Rugby         2
                                   2
                                    3
               Field hockey        1
                                   1
                                    2
                  Lacrosse         1
                                   1


                               0                         20     40       60      80   100
                                                              Percent (n=1009)
78                                                                                                Responsive Management




                Percent who participated in the following activities
                    in Iowa in the past 2 years or who are very
                  interested in participating in them in the next 2
                                        years.
                                       (Part 1)

                        Family oriented outdoor activities                                        79
                                       Driving for pleasure                                 64
 Observing, feeding, or photographing wildlife around or
               within 1 mile of your home                                              57
                           Using trails for physical fitness                           56
                                                     Hiking                       44
Taking a trip of at least 1 mile from home for the primary
purpose of observing, feeding, or photographing wildlife                          41
 Visiting entertainment facilities, such as multiplex fields                      41
                                               Lake fishing                       41
                                   Fishing from the shore                         41
                       Swimming in public outdoor pools                        38
                                                                                                             Iowa residents
                                    Stream or river fishing                  34
                                       Fishing from a boat                   33
 A natural resource or environmental education program
              with a naturalist or interpreter                               32
                              Swimming in natural waters                  31
                      A natural resource festival or event                31
                                              Pond fishing                30
                                         Camping in a tent               29
                                                       Golf              28
                                                    Birding             27
          Harvesting natural products from the outdoors                 26
                                             Motorboating               25

                                                               0   20        40        60        80    100
                                                                        Percent (n=1009)
Iowa Survey for the State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP)                                             79




                Percent who participated in the following activities
                    in Iowa in the past 2 years or who are very
                  interested in participating in them in the next 2
                                        years.
                                       (Part 2)

                                  Horseback riding               24
Point-to-point water trail recreation, such as using
             waterway access points                              22
                               Target rifle shooting            20
                                            ATVing              20
                              Hunting small game                19
                                 Modern cabin use           18
                                            Softball        18
                                 Hunting big game           17
           Using off-leash dog areas or dog parks           16
                                Camper cabin use            16
                                                                                                   Iowa residents
                         Camping in a motorhome             16
                                          Baseball         15
                              Trout stream fishing         15
                                         Basketball        15
                             Canoeing or kayaking          15
                                         Volleyball        15
                         Target handgun shooting           15
            Target shooting with a bow and arrow           14
                                     Sporting clays        13
                                   Mountain biking         13
                                     Trap shooting         12

                                                       0   20           40     60       80   100
                                                                     Percent (n=1009)
80                                                                                  Responsive Management




                  Percent who participated in the following activities
                      in Iowa in the past 2 years or who are very
                    interested in participating in them in the next 2
                                          years.
                                         (Part 3)

                      Football                    12
Riding a personal watercraft                      11
                Snowmobiling                      11
               Skeet shooting                     10
       Camping in a fold down                     10
       Camping in a 5th wheel                 9
                       Soccer                 9
          Cross-country skiing                8
            Hunting waterfowl                 7
                        Sailing           6
                                                                                              Iowa residents
                Rock climbing             6
         Hunting in a preserve            6
 Camping in a pickup or van               6
                   Spelunking             5
 Sailboarding or windsurfing              4
     Dog trials or competitions           4
                  Geocaching          3
                     Trapping         3
                        Rugby         2
                  Field hockey        2
                     Lacrosse         1

                                  0                    20    40        60      80       100
                                                            Percent (n=1009)
Iowa Survey for the State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP)                                                              81




                Percent who participated in the following activities
                    in Iowa in the past 2 years or who are very
                  interested in participating in them in the next 2
                                        years.
                 (Wildlife-Related Activities, Including Hiking and
                                      Camping)
 Observing, feeding, or photographing wildlife around or
               within 1 mile of your home
                                                                                                    57
                                                   Hiking                                      44
Taking a trip of at least 1 mile from home for the primary
purpose of observing, feeding, or photographing wildlife
                                                                                              41
                                             Lake fishing                                     41
                                  Fishing from the shore                                      41
                                   Stream or river fishing                               34
                                      Fishing from a boat                                33
 A natural resource or environmental education program
              with a naturalist or interpreter
                                                                                         32
                      A natural resource festival or event                           31
                                             Pond fishing                            30
                                       Camping in a tent                            29
                                                  Birding                           27                              Iowa residents
          Harvesting natural products from the outdoors                             26
                                     Hunting small game                        19
                                       Modern cabin use                       18
                                       Hunting big game                       17
                                       Camper cabin use                       16
                               Camping in a motorhome                         16
                                     Trout stream fishing                    15
                                 Camping in a fold down                  10
                                 Camping in a 5th wheel                  9
                                       Hunting waterfowl             7
                                   Hunting in a preserve             6
                             Camping in a pickup or van          6
                                                Trapping         3

                                                             0               20           40        60   80   100
                                                                                   Percent (n=1009)
82                                                                  Responsive Management




           Percent who participated in the following activities
               in Iowa in the past 2 years or who are very
             interested in participating in them in the next 2
                                   years.
                          (Motorized Activities)



        Driving for
                                                          64
        pleasure




     Motorboating                    25




                                                                              Iowa residents
           ATVing               20




Riding a personal
                          11
    watercraft




     Snowmobiling         11




                      0        20          40        60        80       100
                                          Percent (n=1009)
Iowa Survey for the State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP)                          83




          Percent who participated in the following activities
              in Iowa in the past 2 years or who are very
            interested in participating in them in the next 2
                                  years.
          (Competitive Sports - Individual and Team Sports)


         Golf                         28


     Softball                    18


    Baseball                 15


   Basketball                15


   Volleyball                15                                                 Iowa residents



     Football               12


      Soccer            9


      Rugby         2


 Field hockey       2


    Lacrosse        1


                0                20         40         60     80          100
                                           Percent (n=1009)
84                                                                        Responsive Management




         Percent who participated in the following activities
             in Iowa in the past 2 years or who are very
           interested in participating in them in the next 2
                                 years.
                         (Shooting Activities)


                Target rifle shooting                20


                Hunting small game                   19


                   Hunting big game              17


           Target handgun shooting               15


Target shooting with a bow and arrow             14
                                                                                    Iowa residents


                      Sporting clays            13


                      Trap shooting             12


                     Skeet shooting             10


                  Hunting waterfowl         7


               Hunting in a preserve        6


                                        0        20       40    60       80   100
                                                      Percent (n=1009)
Iowa Survey for the State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP)                                  85




           Percent who participated in the following activities
               in Iowa in the past 2 years or who are very
             interested in participating in them in the next 2
                                   years.
                        (Water-Related Activities)

                           Lake fishing                            41

                 Fishing from the shore                            41

     Swimming in public outdoor pools                              38

                 Stream or river fishing                       34

                    Fishing from a boat                       33

           Swimming in natural waters                         31

                           Pond fishing                       30
                                                                                        Iowa residents
                          Motorboating                   25
  Point-to-point water trail recreation,
                                                         22
 such as using waterway access points
                   Trout stream fishing             15

                 Canoeing or kayaking               15

           Riding a personal watercraft            11

                     Hunting waterfowl         7

                                 Sailing       6

            Sailboarding or windsurfing        4

                                           0        20         40       60   80   100
                                                         Percent (n=1009)
86                                                      Responsive Management




             Percent who participated in the following activities
                 in Iowa in the past 2 years or who are very
               interested in participating in them in the next 2
                                     years.
                                   (Fishing)



       Lake fishing                      41




Fishing from the
                                      41
     shore




 Stream or river
                                 34
     fishing
                                                                  Iowa residents



     Fishing from a
                                33
          boat




      Pond fishing             30




      Trout stream
                          15
         fishing



                      0   20        40        60   80       100
                                Percent (n=1009)
Iowa Survey for the State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP)                                 87




           Percent who participated in the following activities
               in Iowa in the past 2 years or who are very
             interested in participating in them in the next 2
                                   years.
                                 (Boating)


                    Fishing from a boat                       33




                          Motorboating                   25



  Point-to-point water trail recreation,
                                                         22
 such as using waterway access points


                                                                                       Iowa residents
                 Canoeing or kayaking               15




           Riding a personal watercraft            11




                                 Sailing       6




            Sailboarding or windsurfing        4



                                           0        20        40   60       80   100
                                                         Percent (n=1009)
88                                                               Responsive Management




          Percent who participated in the following activities
              in Iowa in the past 2 years or who are very
            interested in participating in them in the next 2
                                  years.
                               (Camping)


 Camping in a tent                      29




 Modern cabin use                  18




Camper cabin use                  16



                                                                           Iowa residents
     Camping in a
                                  16
      motorhome



 Camping in a fold
                             10
     down



 Camping in a 5th
                             9
     wheel



     Camping in a
                         6
     pickup or van


                     0            20         40     60      80       100
                                         Percent (n=1009)
Iowa Survey for the State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP)                                                        89




                Projected number of Iowa residents 18 or older, in
                  thousands, who participated in the following
                 activities in Iowa in the past 2 years or who are
               very interested in participating in them in the next 2
                                        years.
                                       (Part 1)

                        Family oriented outdoor activities                                             1,736
                                       Driving for pleasure                                    1,414
 Observing, feeding, or photographing wildlife around or
               within 1 mile of your home                                                    1,244
                           Using trails for physical fitness                                 1,231
                                                     Hiking                            967
Taking a trip of at least 1 mile from home for the primary
purpose of observing, feeding, or photographing wildlife                           908
 Visiting entertainment facilities, such as multiplex fields                       907
                                               Lake fishing                        905
                                   Fishing from the shore                          898
                       Swimming in public outdoor pools                           842                     Iowa residents (in
                                                                                                          thousands)
                                    Stream or river fishing                      756
                                       Fishing from a boat                   715
 A natural resource or environmental education program
              with a naturalist or interpreter                               700
                              Swimming in natural waters                     684
                      A natural resource festival or event                  670
                                              Pond fishing                  668
                                         Camping in a tent                  626
                                                       Golf                 618
                                                    Birding                587
          Harvesting natural products from the outdoors                    575
                                             Motorboating                  542

                                                               0     400    800        1,200 1,600 2,000
                                                                   Thousands of Iowa residents
90                                                                                        Responsive Management




                Projected number of Iowa residents 18 or older, in
                  thousands, who participated in the following
                 activities in Iowa in the past 2 years or who are
               very interested in participating in them in the next 2
                                        years.
                                       (Part 2)

                                  Horseback riding                 527
Point-to-point water trail recreation, such as using
             waterway access points                               486
                               Target rifle shooting          436
                                            ATVing            430
                              Hunting small game              414
                                 Modern cabin use             400
                                            Softball          387
                                 Hunting big game            364
           Using off-leash dog areas or dog parks            349
                                Camper cabin use             346                                Iowa residents (in
                                                                                                thousands)
                         Camping in a motorhome              341
                                          Baseball           336
                              Trout stream fishing           333
                                         Basketball          328
                             Canoeing or kayaking           326
                                         Volleyball         325
                         Target handgun shooting            322
            Target shooting with a bow and arrow            315
                                     Sporting clays         276
                                   Mountain biking          275
                                     Trap shooting          274

                                                       0    400         800   1,200   1,600   2,000
                                                           Thousands of Iowa residents
Iowa Survey for the State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP)                                     91




               Projected number of Iowa residents 18 or older, in
                 thousands, who participated in the following
                activities in Iowa in the past 2 years or who are
              very interested in participating in them in the next 2
                                       years.
                                      (Part 3)

                    Football                  266
Riding a personal watercraft              243
              Snowmobiling                239
             Skeet shooting               228
    Camping in a fold down                219
    Camping in a 5th wheel               199
                    Soccer               188
       Cross-country skiing              182
          Hunting waterfowl             151
                     Sailing            142                                            Iowa residents (in
                                                                                       thousands)
             Rock climbing              134
      Hunting in a preserve             129
 Camping in a pickup or van             123
                Spelunking          112
 Sailboarding or windsurfing        97
  Dog trials or competitions        94
                Geocaching         72
                   Trapping        66
                     Rugby         54
               Field hockey        38
                  Lacrosse         30

                               0              400          800     1,200     1,600   2,000
                                                    Thousands of Iowa residents
92                                                                                                          Responsive Management




                 Percent who participated in the following activities
                     in Iowa in the past 2 years or who are very
                   interested in participating in them in the next 2
                                         years.
                                        (Part 1)
                                                                                                     81
                 Family oriented outdoor activities                                               76
                                                                                                    81
                                                                                           61
                               Driving for pleasure                                         65
                                                                                                 71
      Observing, feeding, or photographing wildlife                                     55
                                                                                         57
         around or within 1 mile of your home                                             60
                                                                                         55
                    Using trails for physical fitness                                      59
                                                                                        54
                                                                                   47
                                              Hiking                            42
                                                                                43
 Taking a trip of at least 1 mile from home for the                        36
                                                                                 44
     primary purpose of observing, feeding, or                                     49
Visiting entertainment facilities, such as multiplex                          42
                                                                              42
                        fields                                               40
                                                                        35
                                       Lake fishing                              46
                                                                                  47
                                                                           38
                            Fishing from the shore                           42
                                                                              45
                                                                         36
                 Swimming in public outdoor pools                           43
                                                                        35                                      Eastern (n=340)
                                                                        36
                             Stream or river fishing                    35
                                                                       32                                       Central (n=333)
                                Fishing from a boat
                                                                      31
                                                                       34                                       Western (n=336)
                                                                        35
     A natural resource or environmental education                    29
                                                                       33
         program with a naturalist or interpreter                        36
                                                                 26
                       Swimming in natural waters                        36
                                                                        34
                                                                   29
                A natural resource festival or event                32
                                                                    32
                                                                  26
                                       Pond fishing                    33
                                                                       34
                                                                  26
                                 Camping in a tent                   33
                                                                  26
                                                                 25
                                                Golf                31
                                                                  29
                                                                      31
                                             Birding             24
                                                                 23
                                                                 30
     Harvesting natural products from the outdoors           22
                                                               26
                                                             21
                                      Motorboating               30
                                                              23


                                                        0   20          40              60        80      100
                                                             Percent (n=1009)
Iowa Survey for the State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP)                                        93




                Percent who participated in the following activities
                    in Iowa in the past 2 years or who are very
                  interested in participating in them in the next 2
                                        years.
                                       (Part 2)
                                                                      23
                                  Horseback riding                     25
                                                                      24
Point-to-point water trail recreation, such as using               21
                                                                    23
             waterway access points                                22
                                                                 19
                               Target rifle shooting             19
                                                                  23
                                                                 19
                                            ATVing              18
                                                                   23
                                                                18
                              Hunting small game                18
                                                                   23
                                                             15
                                 Modern cabin use               21
                                                               19
                                                                17
                                            Softball             19
                                                                16
                                                                 18
                                 Hunting big game               16
                                                                15
                                                              17
           Using off-leash dog areas or dog parks            15
                                                            14
                                                            13
                                Camper cabin use               19
                                                              17                                 Eastern (n=340)
                                                           11
                         Camping in a motorhome                  18
                                                                  21                             Central (n=333)
                                          Baseball
                                                            14
                                                              17                                 Western (n=336)
                                                             15
                                                                16
                              Trout stream fishing               17
                                                           10
                                                             14
                                         Basketball           17
                                                            13
                                                            14
                             Canoeing or kayaking            16
                                                            14
                                                             15
                                         Volleyball         14
                                                            15
                                                            13
                         Target handgun shooting             15
                                                              18
                                                           12
            Target shooting with a bow and arrow              17
                                                            14
                                                           11
                                     Sporting clays          14
                                                            13
                                                           12
                                   Mountain biking         13
                                                            14
                                                           10
                                     Trap shooting           14
                                                              16


                                                       0     20             40   60   80   100
                                                                  Percent (n=1009)
94                                                                                         Responsive Management




                  Percent who participated in the following activities
                      in Iowa in the past 2 years or who are very
                    interested in participating in them in the next 2
                                          years.
                                         (Part 3)
                                                       11
                      Football                          14
                                                       11
                                                   9
Riding a personal watercraft                             14
                                                       11
                                                   10
                Snowmobiling                        12
                                                    12
                                                   9
               Skeet shooting                          12
                                                       12
                                               7
       Camping in a fold down                          12
                                                       12
                                               7
       Camping in a 5th wheel                       11
                                                   10
                                               8
                       Soccer                   10
                                               8
                                                   9
          Cross-country skiing                      10
                                           5
                                            6
            Hunting waterfowl                7
                                              8
                                           6
                        Sailing              8
                                           5                                                   Eastern (n=340)
                                           4
                Rock climbing
                                            5
                                              9                                                Central (n=333)
         Hunting in a preserve
                                           5
                                             7                                                 Western (n=336)
                                            6
                                           4
 Camping in a pickup or van                    7
                                               6
                                           5
                   Spelunking              5
                                           5
                                           4
 Sailboarding or windsurfing               5
                                           4
                                           4
     Dog trials or competitions            4
                                           4
                                       3
                  Geocaching            4
                                        4
                                      2
                     Trapping           4
                                      2
                                      3
                        Rugby         2
                                      2
                                       3
                  Field hockey        1
                                      1
                                       2
                     Lacrosse         1
                                      1


                                  0                         20     40       60      80   100
                                                                 Percent (n=1009)
Iowa Survey for the State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP)                                                      95




                 Percent of EAST respondents who participated in
                 the following activities in Iowa in the past 2 years
                 or who are very interested in participating in them
                                in the next 2 years.
                                        (Part 1)

                 Family oriented outdoor activities                                                 81

                               Driving for pleasure                                           61

    Observing, feeding, or photographing wildlife
                                                                                         55
       around or within 1 mile of your home

                   Using trails for physical fitness                                     55

                                             Hiking                                 47

Visiting entertainment facilities, such as multiplex
                                                                               42
                      fields

                            Fishing from the shore                         38

                Swimming in public outdoor pools                          36

 Taking a trip of at least 1 mile from home for the
                                                                          36
    primary purpose of observing, feeding, or

                            Stream or river fishing                       36

                                       Lake fishing                       35                                   Eastern (n=340)
                                            Birding                  31

                               Fishing from a boat                   31

   Harvesting natural products from the outdoors                     30

   A natural resource or environmental education
                                                                     29
       program with a naturalist or interpreter

               A natural resource festival or event                  29

                                      Pond fishing               26

                                 Camping in a tent               26

                      Swimming in natural waters                26

                                               Golf             25

                                  Horseback riding              23


                                                       0   20             40             60        80    100
                                                                          Percent
96                                                                                     Responsive Management




                 Percent of EAST respondents who participated in
                 the following activities in Iowa in the past 2 years
                 or who are very interested in participating in them
                                in the next 2 years.
                                        (Part 2)

                                      Motorboating               21

Point-to-point water trail recreation, such as using
                                                                 21
             waterway access points

                                            ATVing               19

                               Target rifle shooting             19

                                 Hunting big game               18

                              Hunting small game                18

           Using off-leash dog areas or dog parks               17

                                            Softball            17

                              Trout stream fishing          16

                                 Modern cabin use           15

                                         Volleyball         15                              Eastern (n=340)
                                         Basketball         14

                             Canoeing or kayaking           14

                                          Baseball          14

                         Target handgun shooting           13

                                Camper cabin use           13

            Target shooting with a bow and arrow           12

                                   Mountain biking         12

                                           Football        11

                         Camping in a motorhome            11

                                     Sporting clays        11


                                                       0    20        40   60   80   100
                                                                      Percent
Iowa Survey for the State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP)                       97




                Percent of EAST respondents who participated in
                the following activities in Iowa in the past 2 years
                or who are very interested in participating in them
                               in the next 2 years.
                                       (Part 3)

              Trap shooting                    10

              Snowmobiling                     10

Riding a personal watercraft                   9

             Skeet shooting                    9

       Cross-country skiing                    9

                    Soccer                     8

    Camping in a fold down                 7

    Camping in a 5th wheel                 7

          Hunting waterfowl                6

                     Sailing               6

      Hunting in a preserve            5                                        Eastern (n=340)
                Spelunking             5

 Camping in a pickup or van            4

  Dog trials or competitions           4

             Rock climbing             4

 Sailboarding or windsurfing           4

                Geocaching         3

                     Rugby         3

               Field hockey        3

                   Trapping        2

                  Lacrosse         2


                               0                    20   40     60   80   100
                                                          Percent
98                                                                                                      Responsive Management




                Percent of CENTRAL respondents who participated
                  in the following activities in Iowa in the past 2
                years or who are very interested in participating in
                              them in the next 2 years.
                                       (Part 1)

                 Family oriented outdoor activities                                              76

                               Driving for pleasure                                         65

                    Using trails for physical fitness                                  59

      Observing, feeding, or photographing wildlife
                                                                                      57
         around or within 1 mile of your home

                                       Lake fishing                              46

 Taking a trip of at least 1 mile from home for the
                                                                                44
    primary purpose of observing, feeding, or

                 Swimming in public outdoor pools                               43

                            Fishing from the shore                              42

                                              Hiking                            42

Visiting entertainment facilities, such as multiplex
                                                                                42
                      fields

                       Swimming in natural waters                          36                                Central (n=333)
                             Stream or river fishing                   35

                                Fishing from a boat                    34

                                       Pond fishing                    33

     A natural resource or environmental education
                                                                       33
         program with a naturalist or interpreter

                                 Camping in a tent                     33

                A natural resource festival or event                  32

                                                Golf                  31

                                      Motorboating                    30

                                  Horseback riding               25

                                             Birding             24


                                                        0   20         40             60         80   100
                                                                           Percent
Iowa Survey for the State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP)                                  99




               Percent of CENTRAL respondents who participated
                 in the following activities in Iowa in the past 2
               years or who are very interested in participating in
                             them in the next 2 years.
                                      (Part 2)
Point-to-point water trail recreation, such as using
                                                                 23
             waterway access points

   Harvesting natural products from the outdoors                 22

                                 Modern cabin use               21

                               Target rifle shooting            19

                                            Softball            19

                                Camper cabin use                19

                         Camping in a motorhome             18

                              Hunting small game            18

                                            ATVing          18

                              Trout stream fishing          17

                                          Baseball          17                             Central (n=333)
            Target shooting with a bow and arrow            17

                                         Basketball         17

                             Canoeing or kayaking           16

                                 Hunting big game          16

           Using off-leash dog areas or dog parks          15

                         Target handgun shooting           15

                                     Sporting clays        14

                                         Volleyball        14

                      Riding a personal watercraft         14

                                     Trap shooting         14


                                                       0   20         40   60   80   100
                                                                      Percent
100                                                                                Responsive Management




              Percent of CENTRAL respondents who participated
                in the following activities in Iowa in the past 2
              years or who are very interested in participating in
                            them in the next 2 years.
                                     (Part 3)

                   Football                            14

           Mountain biking                            13

   Camping in a fold down                             12

             Snowmobiling                             12

            Skeet shooting                            12

   Camping in a 5th wheel                             11

      Cross-country skiing                        10

                    Soccer                        10

             Rock climbing                        9

                    Sailing                   8

         Hunting waterfowl                    7                                         Central (n=333)
      Hunting in a preserve                   7

Camping in a pickup or van                    7

                Spelunking                5

Sailboarding or windsurfing               5

 Dog trials or competitions               4

                  Trapping                4

               Geocaching             4

                    Rugby             2

              Field hockey        1

                  Lacrosse        1


                              0                            20   40     60   80   100
                                                                 Percent
Iowa Survey for the State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP)                                                          101




                 Percent of WEST respondents who participated in
                 the following activities in Iowa in the past 2 years
                 or who are very interested in participating in them
                                in the next 2 years.
                                        (Part 1)

                 Family oriented outdoor activities                                                      81

                               Driving for pleasure                                                 71

    Observing, feeding, or photographing wildlife
                                                                                               60
       around or within 1 mile of your home

                   Using trails for physical fitness                                      54

 Taking a trip of at least 1 mile from home for the
                                                                                     49
    primary purpose of observing, feeding, or

                                       Lake fishing                                 47

                            Fishing from the shore                              45

                                             Hiking                             43

Visiting entertainment facilities, such as multiplex
                                                                               40
                      fields
   A natural resource or environmental education
                                                                          36
        program with a naturalist or interpreter

                Swimming in public outdoor pools                          35                                        Western (n=336)
                               Fishing from a boat                        35

                      Swimming in natural waters                          34

                                      Pond fishing                        34

                            Stream or river fishing                   32

               A natural resource festival or event                   32

                                               Golf                  29

                                 Camping in a tent               26

   Harvesting natural products from the outdoors                 26

                                  Horseback riding              24

                                            Birding             23


                                                       0   20             40              60         80       100
                                                                          Percent
102                                                                                        Responsive Management




                 Percent of WEST respondents who participated in
                 the following activities in Iowa in the past 2 years
                 or who are very interested in participating in them
                                in the next 2 years.
                                        (Part 2)

                                            ATVing                   23

                              Hunting small game                     23

                                      Motorboating                   23

                               Target rifle shooting                 23

Point-to-point water trail recreation, such as using
                                                                 22
             waterway access points

                         Camping in a motorhome                  21

                                 Modern cabin use               19

                         Target handgun shooting                18

                                Camper cabin use                17

                                     Trap shooting          16

                                            Softball        16                                 Western (n=336)
                                 Hunting big game           15

                                          Baseball          15

                                         Volleyball         15

            Target shooting with a bow and arrow           14

           Using off-leash dog areas or dog parks          14

                             Canoeing or kayaking          14

                                   Mountain biking         14

                                     Sporting clays        13

                                         Basketball        13

                                     Snowmobiling          12


                                                       0    20            40   60   80   100
                                                                          Percent
Iowa Survey for the State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP)                               103




                Percent of WEST respondents who participated in
                the following activities in Iowa in the past 2 years
                or who are very interested in participating in them
                               in the next 2 years.
                                       (Part 3)

             Skeet shooting                             12

    Camping in a fold down                              12

                    Football                           11

Riding a personal watercraft                           11

        Trout stream fishing                           10

    Camping in a 5th wheel                             10

          Hunting waterfowl                        8

                    Soccer                         8

 Camping in a pickup or van                    6

      Hunting in a preserve                    6

                     Sailing               5                                             Western (n=336)
                Spelunking                 5

       Cross-country skiing                5

             Rock climbing                 5

 Sailboarding or windsurfing               4

  Dog trials or competitions               4

                Geocaching             4

                   Trapping            2

                     Rugby         2

               Field hockey        1

                  Lacrosse         1


                               0                             20   40     60   80   100
                                                                   Percent
104                                                                                                                        Responsive Management




                 Percent who are very interested in participating in
                     the following activities in the next 2 years
                 compared to percent who have participated in the
                  following activities in Iowa in the past 2 years.
                                       (Part 1)

                        Family oriented outdoor activities                                                            74
                                                                                                                 68

                                       Driving for pleasure                                                 61
                                                                                                       55
 Observing, feeding, or photographing wildlife around or                                              52
               within 1 mile of your home                                                        44

                           Using trails for physical fitness                                          51
                                                                                                41

                                               Lake fishing                                 39
                                                                                 26

                                                     Hiking                                 39
                                                                                       32

                                   Fishing from the shore                                   38
                                                                                  27
Taking a trip of at least 1 mile from home for the primary                                  38
purpose of observing, feeding, or photographing wildlife                         24

 Visiting entertainment facilities, such as multiplex fields                                37
                                                                                 26

                       Swimming in public outdoor pools                                    36                          Iowa residents (interest)
                                                                                 26
                                                                                                                       Iowa residents (participation)
                                    Stream or river fishing                            32
                                                                            20

                                       Fishing from a boat                             32
                                                                            19
 A natural resource or environmental education program                                30
              with a naturalist or interpreter                         13

                      A natural resource festival or event                            29
                                                                   10

                                              Pond fishing                            29
                                                                        16

                              Swimming in natural waters                              29
                                                                             22

                                         Camping in a tent                        27
                                                                        17

                                                       Golf                   26
                                                                             23

                                                    Birding                      25
                                                                        16

          Harvesting natural products from the outdoors                          24
                                                                        16

                                         Horseback riding                    23
                                                                   9


                                                               0        20                 40          60             80       100
                                                                                 Percent (n=1009)
Iowa Survey for the State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP)                                                              105




                Percent who are very interested in participating in
                    the following activities in the next 2 years
                compared to percent who have participated in the
                 following activities in Iowa in the past 2 years.
                                      (Part 2)

                          Motorboating                                     21
                                                                 14

    Point-to-point water trail recreation                                  20
                                                                10

                   Target rifle shooting                                  19
                                                                 13

                   Hunting small game                                     18
                                                                 14

                     Modern cabin use                                     18
                                                2

                                 ATVing                               17
                                                                 13

                      Hunting big game                                16
                                                                12

                                Softball                              16
                                                        8

                     Camper cabin use                                 16
                                                2

Using off-leash dog areas or dog parks                               15                                 Iowa residents (interest)
                                                        8
                                                                                                        Iowa residents (participation)
             Camping in a motorhome                                  15
                                                        7

                   Trout stream fishing                              14
                                                    5

                 Canoeing or kayaking                                14
                                                    5

                             Basketball                              14
                                                    5

                              Volleyball                             14
                                                    4

              Target handgun shooting                            14
                                                        8

 Target shooting with a bow and arrow                            13
                                                        7

                               Baseball                          13
                                                        7

                                Football                        12
                                                    4

                         Sporting clays                         11
                                                        6

                          Trap shooting                         11
                                                            8


                                            0                         20          40       60      80           100
                                                                                Percent (n=1009)
106                                                                                            Responsive Management




                 Percent who are very interested in participating in
                     the following activities in the next 2 years
                 compared to percent who have participated in the
                  following activities in Iowa in the past 2 years.
                                       (Part 3)

             Mountain biking                                11
                                                    7

Riding a personal watercraft                                10
                                            4

               Snowmobiling                             10
                                            4

              Skeet shooting                            10
                                            5

      Camping in a fold down                            9
                                            4

      Camping in a 5th wheel                            9
                                            4

        Cross-country skiing                        8
                                    2

                      Soccer                        8
                                        2

           Hunting waterfowl                    7
                                        2

                      Sailing                   6                                             Iowa residents (interest)
                                    1
                                                                                              Iowa residents (participation)
               Rock climbing                    6
                                    1

        Hunting in a preserve                   6
                                        2

 Camping in a pickup or van                     5
                                    1

                  Spelunking                5
                                    1

 Sailboarding or windsurfing                4
                                    0

  Dog trials or competitions                4
                                    1

                 Geocaching             3
                                    0

                    Trapping            3
                                    1

                      Rugby             2
                                    0

                Field hockey        2
                                    0

                   Lacrosse         1
                                    0


                                0                                20    40        60      80           100
                                                                      Percent (n=1009)
Iowa Survey for the State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP)                                                                           107




                Percent of EAST REGION who are very interested
                 in participating in the following activities in the
                   next 2 years compared to percent who have
               participated in the following activities in Iowa in the
                               past 2 years. (Part 1)

                        Family oriented outdoor activities                                                         76
                                                                                                                 71

                                       Driving for pleasure                                                 57
                                                                                                          53
 Observing, feeding, or photographing wildlife around or                                                  51
               within 1 mile of your home                                                            44

                           Using trails for physical fitness                                              51
                                                                                                 42

                                                     Hiking                                      41
                                                                                            35

 Visiting entertainment facilities, such as multiplex fields                                    39
                                                                                 24

                                   Fishing from the shore                                   36
                                                                                  25

                       Swimming in public outdoor pools                                     35
                                                                                 23

                                    Stream or river fishing                                33
                                                                                 22
Taking a trip of at least 1 mile from home for the primary                                 33
                                                                             20                                         Eastern (interest)
purpose of observing, feeding, or photographing wildlife
                                                                                                                        Eastern (participation)
                                               Lake fishing                                32
                                                                             21

                                       Fishing from a boat                             29
                                                                            17

                                                    Birding                           28
                                                                             20

          Harvesting natural products from the outdoors                               27
                                                                             20

                      A natural resource festival or event                         27
                                                                   10
 A natural resource or environmental education program                            26
              with a naturalist or interpreter                         14

                                              Pond fishing                        25
                                                                       13

                              Swimming in natural waters                          24
                                                                            19

                                         Camping in a tent                        24
                                                                        16

                                                       Golf                   23
                                                                             21

                                         Horseback riding                        22
                                                                   9


                                                               0        20                  40             60     80        100
                                                                                  Percent (n=340)
108                                                                                                              Responsive Management




                Percent of EAST REGION who are very interested
                 in participating in the following activities in the
                   next 2 years compared to percent who have
               participated in the following activities in Iowa in the
                               past 2 years. (Part 2)
Point-to-point water trail recreation, such as using                                 21
             waterway access points                                    10

                                      Motorboating                               19
                                                                       10

                               Target rifle shooting                             18
                                                                           13

                                 Hunting big game                                18
                                                                            13

                              Hunting small game                                 18
                                                                           11

                                            ATVing                               17
                                                                           12

           Using off-leash dog areas or dog parks                               16
                                                                       9

                                            Softball                            15
                                                                   8

                              Trout stream fishing                              15
                                                               6

                                 Modern cabin use                               15                                Eastern (interest)
                                                           1
                                                                                                                  Eastern (participation)
                                         Volleyball                         14
                                                               5

                             Canoeing or kayaking                           14
                                                               5

                                         Basketball                         13
                                                               4

                                Camper cabin use                           13
                                                           2

                                          Baseball                         12
                                                               6

                         Target handgun shooting                           12
                                                                   7

            Target shooting with a bow and arrow                           12
                                                               4

                                           Football                        11
                                                           3

                                   Mountain biking                     10
                                                                   7

                                     Sporting clays                    10
                                                               5

                                     Trap shooting                     9
                                                                   7


                                                       0                        20          40      60      80        100
                                                                                          Percent (n=340)
Iowa Survey for the State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP)                                       109




               Percent of EAST REGION who are very interested
                in participating in the following activities in the
                  next 2 years compared to percent who have
              participated in the following activities in Iowa in the
                              past 2 years. (Part 3)

  Camping in a motorhome                            9
                                           5

              Snowmobiling                         9
                                           5

Riding a personal watercraft                       8
                                       2

       Cross-country skiing                     8
                                   2

             Skeet shooting                     8
                                       3

                    Soccer                      7
                                   2

    Camping in a 5th wheel                     7
                                       3

    Camping in a fold down                     6
                                        4

          Hunting waterfowl                 6
                                   1

                     Sailing                5                                       Eastern (interest)
                                   1
                                                                                    Eastern (participation)
  Dog trials or competitions               4
                                   1

      Hunting in a preserve                4
                                   2

             Rock climbing                 4
                                   1

                Spelunking                 4
                                   2

 Camping in a pickup or van                4
                                   1

 Sailboarding or windsurfing               4
                                   0

               Field hockey            3
                                   0

                Geocaching             3
                                   0

                     Rugby             2
                                   1

                  Lacrosse             2
                                   0

                   Trapping         2
                                   0


                               0                        20    40        60     80       100
                                                             Percent (n=340)
110                                                                                                                                Responsive Management




                    Percent of CENTRAL REGION who are very
               interested in participating in the following activities
                in the next 2 years compared to percent who have
               participated in the following activities in Iowa in the
                               past 2 years. (Part 1)

                        Family oriented outdoor activities                                                                    71
                                                                                                                         65

                                       Driving for pleasure                                                         60
                                                                                                               56

                           Using trails for physical fitness                                               54
                                                                                                     44
 Observing, feeding, or photographing wildlife around or                                                  50
               within 1 mile of your home                                                        43

                                               Lake fishing                                          44
                                                                                      29

                                   Fishing from the shore                                       40
                                                                                  28

                       Swimming in public outdoor pools                                         40
                                                                                       32
Taking a trip of at least 1 mile from home for the primary                                      39
purpose of observing, feeding, or photographing wildlife                          27

                                                     Hiking                                 37
                                                                                      31

 Visiting entertainment facilities, such as multiplex fields                                37                                      Central (interest)
                                                                                  27
                                                                                                                                    Central (participation)
                              Swimming in natural waters                                   33
                                                                                 25

                                       Fishing from a boat                                 33
                                                                        18

                                    Stream or river fishing                            33
                                                                            19

                                              Pond fishing                             32
                                                                        17

                                         Camping in a tent                            31
                                                                            20
 A natural resource or environmental education program                                31
              with a naturalist or interpreter                     10

                      A natural resource festival or event                            31
                                                                   9

                                                       Golf                        29
                                                                                 25

                                             Motorboating                        25
                                                                        18

                                         Horseback riding                        24
                                                                   10

                                                    Birding                      23
                                                                       14


                                                               0        20                 40                  60              80       100
                                                                                  Percent (n=333)
Iowa Survey for the State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP)                                                                    111




                    Percent of CENTRAL REGION who are very
               interested in participating in the following activities
                in the next 2 years compared to percent who have
               participated in the following activities in Iowa in the
                               past 2 years. (Part 2)
Point-to-point water trail recreation, such as using                                 21
             waterway access points                                    11

                                 Modern cabin use                                    20
                                                           2

   Harvesting natural products from the outdoors                                     20
                                                                            14

                               Target rifle shooting                             18
                                                                           12

                                Camper cabin use                                 18
                                                           2

                         Camping in a motorhome                                  18
                                                                   7

                                            Softball                            17
                                                                       9

                              Hunting small game                             16
                                                                            15

                              Trout stream fishing                              16
                                                               5

                                         Basketball                             16                               Central (interest)
                                                               6
                                                                                                                 Central (participation)
                                            ATVing                           15
                                                                           12

                                 Hunting big game                               15
                                                                           11

            Target shooting with a bow and arrow                            15
                                                                       10

                             Canoeing or kayaking                           15
                                                               6

           Using off-leash dog areas or dog parks                           14
                                                               7

                         Target handgun shooting                            14
                                                                   8

                                         Volleyball                         14
                                                           3

                                          Baseball                          14
                                                                       9

                                           Football                         13
                                                               5

                      Riding a personal watercraft                          13
                                                               5

                                     Sporting clays                        13
                                                                   7


                                                       0                        20          40      60      80       100
                                                                                          Percent (n=333)
112                                                                                                              Responsive Management




                    Percent of CENTRAL REGION who are very
               interested in participating in the following activities
                in the next 2 years compared to percent who have
               participated in the following activities in Iowa in the
                               past 2 years. (Part 3)
Point-to-point water trail recreation, such as using                                 21
             waterway access points                                    11

                                 Modern cabin use                                    20
                                                           2

   Harvesting natural products from the outdoors                                     20
                                                                            14

                               Target rifle shooting                             18
                                                                           12

                                Camper cabin use                                 18
                                                           2

                         Camping in a motorhome                                  18
                                                                   7

                                            Softball                            17
                                                                       9

                              Hunting small game                             16
                                                                            15

                              Trout stream fishing                              16
                                                               5

                                         Basketball                             16                                Central (interest)
                                                               6
                                                                                                                  Central (participation)
                                            ATVing                           15
                                                                           12

                                 Hunting big game                               15
                                                                           11

            Target shooting with a bow and arrow                            15
                                                                       10

                             Canoeing or kayaking                           15
                                                               6

           Using off-leash dog areas or dog parks                           14
                                                               7

                         Target handgun shooting                            14
                                                                   8

                                         Volleyball                         14
                                                           3

                                          Baseball                          14
                                                                       9

                                           Football                         13
                                                               5

                      Riding a personal watercraft                          13
                                                               5

                                     Sporting clays                        13
                                                                   7


                                                       0                        20          40      60      80        100
                                                                                          Percent (n=333)
Iowa Survey for the State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP)                                                                              113




                Percent of WEST REGION who are very interested
                 in participating in the following activities in the
                   next 2 years compared to percent who have
               participated in the following activities in Iowa in the
                               past 2 years. (Part 1)

                        Family oriented outdoor activities                                                            76
                                                                                                                 67

                                       Driving for pleasure                                                      69
                                                                                                            58
 Observing, feeding, or photographing wildlife around or                                                   55
               within 1 mile of your home                                                             46

                           Using trails for physical fitness                                          48
                                                                                            35
Taking a trip of at least 1 mile from home for the primary                                            46
purpose of observing, feeding, or photographing wildlife                           28

                                               Lake fishing                                       44
                                                                                        33

                                   Fishing from the shore                                        41
                                                                                       31

                                                     Hiking                                  38
                                                                                   29
 A natural resource or environmental education program                                  34
              with a naturalist or interpreter                          15

 Visiting entertainment facilities, such as multiplex fields                            34                                 Western (interest)
                                                                                   29
                                                                                                                           Western (participation)
                                       Fishing from a boat                              34
                                                                              23

                       Swimming in public outdoor pools                                32
                                                                             21

                                              Pond fishing                             32
                                                                             20

                      A natural resource festival or event                             31
                                                                   10

                              Swimming in natural waters                               30
                                                                              24

                                    Stream or river fishing                            30
                                                                         17

                                                       Golf                     26
                                                                              22

          Harvesting natural products from the outdoors                           25
                                                                       14

                                         Camping in a tent                        25
                                                                       13

                                         Horseback riding                     23
                                                                   9

                                      Hunting small game                   21
                                                                         17


                                                               0        20                  40             60         80       100
                                                                                  Percent (n=336)
114                                                                                                           Responsive Management




                Percent of WEST REGION who are very interested
                 in participating in the following activities in the
                   next 2 years compared to percent who have
               participated in the following activities in Iowa in the
                               past 2 years. (Part 2)

                                            Birding                               21
                                                                            14

                               Target rifle shooting                              21
                                                                            14

                                            ATVing                             19
                                                                             16

                                      Motorboating                               19
                                                                            14
Point-to-point water trail recreation, such as using                             19
             waterway access points                                    10

                         Camping in a motorhome                                  19
                                                                       10

                                 Modern cabin use                                19
                                                           3

                                Camper cabin use                             17
                                                           3

                         Target handgun shooting                             16
                                                                       10

                                 Hunting big game                           15                                 Western (interest)
                                                                       10
                                                                                                               Western (participation)
                                            Softball                        15
                                                               6

                                     Trap shooting                          15
                                                                       10

                                         Volleyball                         14
                                                               7

            Target shooting with a bow and arrow                            14
                                                               6

                                          Baseball                      13
                                                                   7

           Using off-leash dog areas or dog parks                       13
                                                               7

                                     Sporting clays                     13
                                                                   8

                             Canoeing or kayaking                       13
                                                               5

                                   Mountain biking                      12
                                                                   8

                                         Basketball                     12
                                                               6

                                    Skeet shooting                      12
                                                               5


                                                       0                    20           40      60      80        100
                                                                                       Percent (n=336)
Iowa Survey for the State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP)                                            115




               Percent of WEST REGION who are very interested
                in participating in the following activities in the
                  next 2 years compared to percent who have
              participated in the following activities in Iowa in the
                              past 2 years. (Part 3)

              Snowmobiling                              11
                                        4

    Camping in a fold down                              11
                                           5

        Trout stream fishing                           10
                                   2

Riding a personal watercraft                           10
                                       3

                    Football                           10
                                           5

    Camping in a 5th wheel                         9
                                           4

          Hunting waterfowl                        8
                                           5

                    Soccer                         7
                                       3

 Camping in a pickup or van                    6
                                   2

      Hunting in a preserve                 6                                            Western (interest)
                                       2
                                                                                         Western (participation)
                Spelunking                  5
                                   0

       Cross-country skiing                5
                                   1

                     Sailing               5
                                   0

             Rock climbing                 4
                                   1

 Sailboarding or windsurfing               4
                                   0

  Dog trials or competitions               4
                                   1

                Geocaching              4
                                   1

                     Rugby          2
                                   0

                   Trapping        2
                                   1

               Field hockey        1
                                   0

                  Lacrosse         1
                                   0


                               0                             20    40        60     80       100
                                                                  Percent (n=336)
116                                                                                                  Responsive Management




               Latent demand: Percent who are very interested in
               participating in the following activities in the next 2
                years minus the percent who have participated in
                         them in Iowa in the past 2 years.
                                       (Part 1)

                      A natural resource festival or event              19
 A natural resource or environmental education program
              with a naturalist or interpreter                          17
                                        Modern cabin use                16
Taking a trip of at least 1 mile from home for the primary
purpose of observing, feeding, or photographing wildlife               14
                                         Horseback riding              14
                                        Camper cabin use               13
                                              Pond fishing             13
                                       Fishing from a boat             13
                                               Lake fishing            13
                                    Stream or river fishing            13                                     Iowa residents
                                   Fishing from the shore          11
 Visiting entertainment facilities, such as multiplex fields       11
                                         Camping in a tent         10
                       Point-to-point water trail recreation       10
                           Using trails for physical fitness       10
                       Swimming in public outdoor pools            10
                                      Trout stream fishing         10
                                                 Volleyball        9
                                    Canoeing or kayaking           9
                                                Basketball         9
                                                    Birding        9

                                                               0       20       40     60       80      100
                                                                             Percent (n=1009)
Iowa Survey for the State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP)                                           117




               Latent demand: Percent who are very interested in
               participating in the following activities in the next 2
                years minus the percent who have participated in
                         them in Iowa in the past 2 years.
                                       (Part 2)

        Harvesting natural products from the outdoors         8
                             Camping in a motorhome           8
                                               Softball       8
                                              Football        8
Observing, feeding, or photographing wildlife around or
              within 1 mile of your home                      8
                                         Motorboating         7
               Using off-leash dog areas or dog parks         7
                           Swimming in natural waters         7
                          Riding a personal watercraft        7
                 Target shooting with a bow and arrow         7                                  Iowa residents
                                                Hiking        6
                                  Cross-country skiing        6
                     Family oriented outdoor activities       6
                                  Target rifle shooting       6
                                              Baseball        6
                             Target handgun shooting          6
                                        Snowmobiling          6
                                   Driving for pleasure       6
                                               Soccer         6
                               Camping in a fold down         6
                                       Skeet shooting         5

                                                          0       20      40     60       80   100
                                                                       Percent (n=1009)
118                                                                    Responsive Management




              Latent demand: Percent who are very interested in
              participating in the following activities in the next 2
               years minus the percent who have participated in
                        them in Iowa in the past 2 years.
                                      (Part 3)

   Camping in a 5th wheel             5
             Sporting clays           5
                    Sailing           5
             Rock climbing            5
         Hunting big game             5
       Hunting small game             4
           Mountain biking            4
Sailboarding or windsurfing           4
         Hunting waterfowl            4
                   ATVing             4                                      Iowa residents
Camping in a pickup or van            4
                Spelunking            4
      Hunting in a preserve           4
 Dog trials or competitions       3
                      Golf        3
             Trap shooting        3
               Geocaching         3
                  Trapping        2
                    Rugby         2
              Field hockey        2
                  Lacrosse        1

                              0           20    40        60      80      100
                                               Percent (n=1009)
Iowa Survey for the State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP)                                               119




               Latent demand: Percent who are very interested in
               participating in the following activities in the next 2
                years minus the percent who have participated in
                          them in Iowa in the past 2 years.
                 (Wildlife-Related Activities, Including Hiking and
                                     Camping)

                      A natural resource festival or event               19
 A natural resource or environmental education program
              with a naturalist or interpreter                          17
                                       Modern cabin use                 16
Taking a trip of at least 1 mile from home for the primary
purpose of observing, feeding, or photographing wildlife               14
                                       Camper cabin use                13
                                             Pond fishing              13
                                      Fishing from a boat             13
                                             Lake fishing             13
                                   Stream or river fishing            13
                                  Fishing from the shore              11
                                       Camping in a tent             10
                                                                                                     Iowa residents
                                     Trout stream fishing            10
                                                  Birding           9
          Harvesting natural products from the outdoors             8
                               Camping in a motorhome               8
 Observing, feeding, or photographing wildlife around or
               within 1 mile of your home                           8
                                                   Hiking          6
                                 Camping in a fold down            6
                                 Camping in a 5th wheel           5
                                       Hunting big game           5
                                     Hunting small game           4
                                       Hunting waterfowl          4
                             Camping in a pickup or van           4
                                   Hunting in a preserve         4
                                                Trapping         2

                                                             0        20      40     60       80   100
                                                                           Percent (n=1009)
120                                                             Responsive Management




           Latent demand: Percent who are very interested in
           participating in the following activities in the next 2
            years minus the percent who have participated in
                     them in Iowa in the past 2 years.
                           (Motorized Activities)



      Motorboating             7




Riding a personal
                               7
    watercraft




                                                                      Iowa residents
      Snowmobiling         6




         Driving for
                           6
         pleasure




            ATVing         4




                       0           20    40        60      80      100
                                        Percent (n=1009)
Iowa Survey for the State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP)                    121




          Latent demand: Percent who are very interested in
          participating in the following activities in the next 2
           years minus the percent who have participated in
                    them in Iowa in the past 2 years.
          (Competitive Sports - Individual and Team Sports)



   Volleyball               9


   Basketball               9


     Softball               8


     Football               8


                                                                          Iowa residents
    Baseball            6


      Soccer            6


         Golf       3


      Rugby         2


 Field hockey       2


    Lacrosse        1


                0               20    40         60        80         100
                                     Percent (n=1009)
122                                                                          Responsive Management




         Latent demand: Percent who are very interested in
         participating in the following activities in the next 2
          years minus the percent who have participated in
                   them in Iowa in the past 2 years.
                         (Shooting Activities)


Target shooting with a bow and arrow            7


                Target rifle shooting       6


           Target handgun shooting          6


                     Skeet shooting         5


                      Sporting clays        5                                      Iowa residents



                   Hunting big game         5


                Hunting small game          4


                  Hunting waterfowl         4


               Hunting in a preserve        4


                      Trap shooting         3


                                        0           20      40     60       80   100
                                                         Percent (n=1009)
Iowa Survey for the State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP)                               123




           Latent demand: Percent who are very interested in
           participating in the following activities in the next 2
            years minus the percent who have participated in
                     them in Iowa in the past 2 years.
                        (Water-Related Activities)

                        Pond fishing                 13

                 Fishing from a boat                 13

                         Lake fishing                13

              Stream or river fishing                13

             Fishing from the shore                  11

 Point-to-point water trail recreation           10

 Swimming in public outdoor pools                10
                                                                                     Iowa residents
                Trout stream fishing             10

              Canoeing or kayaking               9

                       Motorboating              7

        Swimming in natural waters           7

       Riding a personal watercraft          7

                              Sailing        5

        Sailboarding or windsurfing          4

                  Hunting waterfowl          4

                                         0            20      40     60       80   100
                                                           Percent (n=1009)
124                                                        Responsive Management




            Latent demand: Percent who are very interested in
            participating in the following activities in the next 2
             years minus the percent who have participated in
                      them in Iowa in the past 2 years.
                                   (Fishing)



      Pond fishing        13




  Fishing from a
                          13
       boat




      Lake fishing        13
                                                                 Iowa residents



 Stream or river
                          13
     fishing




Fishing from the
                         11
     shore




      Trout stream
                         10
         fishing



                     0        20    40        60      80      100
                                   Percent (n=1009)
Iowa Survey for the State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP)                    125




          Latent demand: Percent who are very interested in
          participating in the following activities in the next 2
           years minus the percent who have participated in
                    them in Iowa in the past 2 years.
                                 (Boating)


    Fishing from a
                                  13
         boat


    Point-to-point
     water trail                 10
     recreation


      Canoeing or
                             9
       kayaking


                                                                          Iowa residents
     Motorboating            7



 Riding a personal
                             7
     watercraft



           Sailing       5



   Sailboarding or
                         4
    windsurfing


                     0                20    40        60      80      100
                                           Percent (n=1009)
126                                                             Responsive Management




          Latent demand: Percent who are very interested in
          participating in the following activities in the next 2
           years minus the percent who have participated in
                    them in Iowa in the past 2 years.
                                (Camping)


 Modern cabin use                  16




Camper cabin use                  13




 Camping in a tent            10


                                                                      Iowa residents
      Camping in a
                              8
       motorhome



 Camping in a fold
                          6
     down



 Camping in a 5th
                          5
     wheel



      Camping in a
                          4
      pickup or van


                      0            20    40        60      80      100
                                        Percent (n=1009)
Iowa Survey for the State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP)                                        127




                Latent demand: Percent who are very interested in
                participating in the following activities in the next 2
                 years minus the percent who have participated in
                          them in Iowa in the past 2 years.
                                        (Part 1)
                                                                     16
                A natural resource festival or event                    22
                                                                        21
    A natural resource or environmental education                   13
                                                                       20
        program with a naturalist or interpreter                       20
                                                                    14
                                  Modern cabin use                     19
                                                                     16
  Taking a trip of at least 1 mile from home for the                13
                                                                    13
     primary purpose of observing, feeding, or                         19
                                                                 14
                                   Horseback riding              14
                                                                 14
                                                                11
                                 Camper cabin use                  16
                                                                 14
                                                                 12
                                       Pond fishing               15
                                                                 12
                                                                 12
                                Fishing from a boat               15
                                                                10
                                                                    11
                                        Lake fishing                  15
                                                                    11
                                                                    11
                             Stream or river fishing                  14
                                                                     13                           Eastern (n=340)
                                                                11
                             Fishing from the shore              12
                                                                10                                Central (n=333)
 Visiting entertainment facilities, such as multiplex
                                                                10
                                                                   15                             Western (n=336)
                       fields                               5
                                                                8
                                  Camping in a tent           11
                                                               12
Point-to-point water trail recreation, such as using          11
                                                              10
             waterway access points                          9
                                                             9
                    Using trails for physical fitness        9
                                                                13
                                                               11
                 Swimming in public outdoor pools           7
                                                              11
                                                             9
                               Trout stream fishing           11
                                                            8
                                                             9
                                          Volleyball          11
                                                            7
                                                              9
                             Canoeing or kayaking             9
                                                             8
                                                              9
                                         Basketball           10
                                                            6
                                                            8
                                             Birding          10
                                                            7


                                                        0            20      40   60   80   100
                                                                             Percent
128                                                                                  Responsive Management




              Latent demand: Percent who are very interested in
              participating in the following activities in the next 2
               years minus the percent who have participated in
                        them in Iowa in the past 2 years.
                                      (Part 2)
                                                         8
Harvesting natural products from the outdoors            7
                                                             11
                                                     4
                    Camping in a motorhome                 11
                                                          9
                                                         7
                                      Softball            8
                                                           9
                                                          9
                                     Football             8
                                                     4
 Observing, feeding, or photographing wildlife         7
                                                       7
    around or within 1 mile of your home                9
                                                        9
                                Motorboating           7
                                                      5
                                                       8
      Using off-leash dog areas or dog parks           8
                                                      6
                                                      6
                  Swimming in natural waters            8
                                                      7
                                                      6
                 Riding a personal watercraft           8
                                                       7
                                                        8
        Target shooting with a bow and arrow          5
                                                        8                                Eastern (n=340)
                                                      6
                                       Hiking         6
                                                        9                                Central (n=333)
                         Cross-country skiing
                                                      6
                                                       8                                 Western (n=336)
                                                     4
                                                     4
            Family oriented outdoor activities        6
                                                         9
                                                      5
                         Target rifle shooting         6
                                                       7
                                                       7
                                     Baseball         5
                                                       6
                                                      5
                    Target handgun shooting            6
                                                        7
                                                     4
                               Snowmobiling              7
                                                         7
                                                     4
                          Driving for pleasure       5
                                                             11
                                                       6
                                      Soccer           6
                                                      5
                                                     3
                      Camping in a fold down             8
                                                       6
                                                     4
                              Skeet shooting         5
                                                      7


                                                 0             20   40   60   80   100
                                                                    Percent
Iowa Survey for the State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP)                 129




               Latent demand: Percent who are very interested in
               participating in the following activities in the next 2
                years minus the percent who have participated in
                         them in Iowa in the past 2 years.
                                       (Part 3)
                                        4
    Camping in a 5th wheel                 7
                                         5
                                        4
             Sporting clays               6
                                         5
                                      4
                     Sailing           6
                                      5
                                     4
             Rock climbing              7
                                     4
                                     5
          Hunting big game           4
                                      5
                                       7
        Hunting small game         2
                                     4
                                    3
            Mountain biking           5
                                     4
                                     4
 Sailboarding or windsurfing         4
                                     4
                                     4
          Hunting waterfowl          5
                                    3
                                      5
                    ATVing          3
                                    4                                      Eastern (n=340)
                                    3
Camping in a pickup or van
                                     4
                                      5                                    Central (n=333)
                Spelunking
                                   2
                                     5                                     Western (n=336)
                                      5
                                   3
      Hunting in a preserve           5
                                    3
                                     4
  Dog trials or competitions        3
                                    3
                                   2
                       Golf          4
                                     4
                                   2
              Trap shooting         3
                                      5
                                     3
                Geocaching           3
                                     3
                                    2
                   Trapping          3
                                   1
                                    2
                     Rugby          2
                                    2
                                     3
               Field hockey        1
                                   1
                                    2
                  Lacrosse         1
                                   1


                               0               20   40     60   80   100
                                                     Percent
130                                                                                    Responsive Management




                 Latent demand: Percent of EAST REGION who are
                  very interested in participating in the following
                activities in the next 2 years minus the percent who
                   have participated in them in Iowa in the past 2
                                         years.
                                        (Part 1)

                A natural resource festival or event             16
 Visiting entertainment facilities, such as multiplex
                                                                 15
                       fields
                                  Modern cabin use              14

                                   Horseback riding             14
  Taking a trip of at least 1 mile from home for the
                                                                13
     primary purpose of observing, feeding, or
   A natural resource or environmental education
                                                                13
        program with a naturalist or interpreter
                                       Pond fishing             12

                                Fishing from a boat             12

                                        Lake fishing            11

                 Swimming in public outdoor pools               11
                                                                                            Eastern (n=340)
                             Fishing from the shore         11

                             Stream or river fishing        11

                                 Camper cabin use           11
Point-to-point water trail recreation, such as using
                                                            11
             waterway access points
                               Trout stream fishing         9

                                          Volleyball        9

                             Canoeing or kayaking           9

                                         Basketball         9

                                       Motorboating         9

                    Using trails for physical fitness       9

                                            Football        9


                                                        0        20   40   60   80   100
                                                                      Percent
Iowa Survey for the State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP)                             131




               Latent demand: Percent of EAST REGION who are
                very interested in participating in the following
              activities in the next 2 years minus the percent who
                 have participated in them in Iowa in the past 2
                                       years.
                                      (Part 2)

                            Camping in a tent            8

                                      Birding            8

Harvesting natural products from the outdoors            8

        Target shooting with a bow and arrow             8

      Using off-leash dog areas or dog parks             8
 Observing, feeding, or photographing wildlife
                                                         7
    around or within 1 mile of your home
                                      Softball           7

                         Hunting small game              7

                                     Baseball            7

                         Cross-country skiing        6
                                                                                       Eastern (n=340)
                 Riding a personal watercraft        6

                  Swimming in natural waters         6

                                      Soccer         6

                                       Hiking        6

                         Target rifle shooting       5

                            Hunting big game         5

                                      ATVing         5

                    Target handgun shooting          5

                               Sporting clays        4

                    Camping in a motorhome           4

                              Skeet shooting         4


                                                 0           20   40   60   80   100
                                                                  Percent
132                                                                      Responsive Management




                Latent demand: Percent of EAST REGION who are
                 very interested in participating in the following
               activities in the next 2 years minus the percent who
                  have participated in them in Iowa in the past 2
                                        years.
                                       (Part 3)

                           Sailing           4

Family oriented outdoor activities           4

                   Snowmobiling              4

               Hunting waterfowl             4

             Driving for pleasure            4

      Sailboarding or windsurfing            4

         Camping in a 5th wheel              4

       Dog trials or competitions            4

                   Rock climbing         4

         Camping in a fold down          3
                                                                              Eastern (n=340)
                 Mountain biking         3

      Camping in a pickup or van         3

           Hunting in a preserve         3

                     Geocaching          3

                    Field hockey         3

                        Lacrosse         2

                      Spelunking         2

                             Golf        2

                   Trap shooting         2

                           Rugby         2

                        Trapping         2


                                     0           20   40     60   80   100
                                                       Percent
Iowa Survey for the State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP)                                      133




               Latent demand: Percent of CENTRAL REGION who
               are very interested in participating in the following
               activities in the next 2 years minus the percent who
                  have participated in them in Iowa in the past 2
                                        years.
                                       (Part 1)

               A natural resource festival or event                   22
   A natural resource or environmental education
                                                                      20
       program with a naturalist or interpreter
                                 Modern cabin use                    19

                                 Camper cabin use                16

                                       Lake fishing              15

                                Fishing from a boat              15

                                       Pond fishing              15

                             Stream or river fishing            14

                                  Horseback riding              14
 Taking a trip of at least 1 mile from home for the
                                                                13
    primary purpose of observing, feeding, or
                                                                                                Central (n=333)
                            Fishing from the shore              12

                                 Camping in a tent          11

                               Trout stream fishing         11

                         Camping in a motorhome             11

                                          Volleyball        11
Point-to-point water trail recreation, such as using
                                                            10
             waterway access points
Visiting entertainment facilities, such as multiplex
                                                            10
                        fields
                                         Basketball         10

                                             Birding        10

                    Using trails for physical fitness       9

                             Canoeing or kayaking           9


                                                        0       20         40   60   80   100
                                                                           Percent
134                                                                                Responsive Management




              Latent demand: Percent of CENTRAL REGION who
              are very interested in participating in the following
              activities in the next 2 years minus the percent who
                 have participated in them in Iowa in the past 2
                                       years.
                                      (Part 2)

                                     Football            8

                  Swimming in natural waters             8

                                      Softball           8

                      Camping in a fold down             8

      Using off-leash dog areas or dog parks         8

                         Cross-country skiing        8

                 Riding a personal watercraft        8

                               Rock climbing         7

            Swimming in public outdoor pools         7
 Observing, feeding, or photographing wildlife
                                                     7
    around or within 1 mile of your home
                                                                                        Central (n=333)
                                Motorboating         7

Harvesting natural products from the outdoors        7

                               Snowmobiling          7

                      Camping in a 5th wheel         7

                                       Hiking        6

                         Target rifle shooting       6

                    Target handgun shooting          6

            Family oriented outdoor activities       6

                                      Soccer         6

                               Sporting clays        6

                                       Sailing       6


                                                 0           20   40   60   80   100
                                                                  Percent
Iowa Survey for the State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP)                         135




              Latent demand: Percent of CENTRAL REGION who
              are very interested in participating in the following
              activities in the next 2 years minus the percent who
                 have participated in them in Iowa in the past 2
                                       years.
                                      (Part 3)

                     Skeet shooting                 5

                    Mountain biking                 5

Target shooting with a bow and arrow            5

         Camping in a pickup or van             5

               Hunting in a preserve            5

                 Driving for pleasure           5

                            Baseball            5

                         Spelunking             5

                  Hunting waterfowl             5

                   Hunting big game             4
                                                                                   Central (n=333)
                                Golf            4

         Sailboarding or windsurfing            4

                        Geocaching              3

                           Trapping             3

                      Trap shooting             3

           Dog trials or competitions           3

                             ATVing             3

                              Rugby         2

                Hunting small game          2

                        Field hockey        1

                           Lacrosse         1


                                        0               20   40    60   80   100
                                                              Percent
136                                                                                         Responsive Management




               Latent demand: Percent of WEST REGION who are
                 very interested in participating in the following
               activities in the next 2 years minus the percent who
                  have participated in them in Iowa in the past 2
                                        years.
                                       (Part 1)

               A natural resource festival or event                   21
  A natural resource or environmental education
                                                                      20
       program with a naturalist or interpreter
 Taking a trip of at least 1 mile from home for the
                                                                     19
    primary purpose of observing, feeding, or
                                 Modern cabin use                    16

                                 Camper cabin use                14

                                  Horseback riding              14

                    Using trails for physical fitness           13

                             Stream or river fishing            13

                                       Pond fishing             12

                                 Camping in a tent              12
                                                                                                Western (n=336)
   Harvesting natural products from the outdoors                11

                                       Lake fishing         11

                               Driving for pleasure         11

                 Swimming in public outdoor pools           11

                                Fishing from a boat         10

                            Fishing from the shore          10

                                            Softball        9
      Observing, feeding, or photographing wildlife
                                                            9
         around or within 1 mile of your home
                 Family oriented outdoor activities         9

                         Camping in a motorhome             9
Point-to-point water trail recreation, such as using
                                                            9
             waterway access points


                                                        0        20        40   60   80   100
                                                                           Percent
Iowa Survey for the State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP)                      137




              Latent demand: Percent of WEST REGION who are
                very interested in participating in the following
              activities in the next 2 years minus the percent who
                 have participated in them in Iowa in the past 2
                                       years.
                                      (Part 2)

                                Hiking            9

                  Trout stream fishing            8

 Target shooting with a bow and arrow             8

                Canoeing or kayaking              8

                        Snowmobiling              7

                            Volleyball            7

          Riding a personal watercraft            7

                               Birding            7

             Target handgun shooting          7

                  Target rifle shooting       7
                                                                                Western (n=336)
                       Skeet shooting         7

           Swimming in natural waters         7

Using off-leash dog areas or dog parks        6

              Camping in a fold down          6

                           Basketball         6

                             Baseball         6

                    Hunting big game          5

                           Spelunking         5

                         Motorboating         5

                        Trap shooting         5

                        Sporting clays        5


                                          0           20   40   60   80   100
                                                           Percent
138                                                                                      Responsive Management




               Latent demand: Percent of WEST REGION who are
                 very interested in participating in the following
               activities in the next 2 years minus the percent who
                  have participated in them in Iowa in the past 2
                                        years.
                                       (Part 3)
Visiting entertainment facilities, such as multiplex
                                                               5
                      fields
                                            Soccer             5

                           Camping in a 5th wheel              5

                                            Sailing            5

                                               Golf            4

                                           Football            4

                              Cross-country skiing             4

                                   Mountain biking             4

                       Sailboarding or windsurfing             4

                              Hunting small game               4
                                                                                             Western (n=336)
                                     Rock climbing             4

                       Camping in a pickup or van              4

                                            ATVing             4

                                 Hunting waterfowl             3

                             Hunting in a preserve             3

                        Dog trials or competitions             3

                                       Geocaching          3

                                             Rugby         2

                                      Field hockey         1

                                          Lacrosse         1

                                          Trapping         1


                                                       0           20   40   60   80   100
                                                                        Percent
Iowa Survey for the State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP)                                      139




            Q509, Q515, Q518. You have named one or more
        activities that you are interested in, but in which you did
         not participate in the past 2 years. Which two of those
        activities are you most interested in participating in the
                 next 2 years? (Among all respondents.)
                                   (Part 1)


                                 Horseback riding              7
                      Trail use for physical fitness           6
                                             Hiking            6
      Natural resource or environmental program            5
  Taking trips or outings of at least 1 mile to view
                       wildlife
                                                           4
                Family oriented outdoor activities         4
Observing, feeding, or photographing wildlife near
                      home
                                                           4
                Natural resource festival or event         4
                                 Camping in a tent         4
                                                                                                 Iowa residents
                Swimming in public outdoor pools           4
                               Driving for pleasure        4
                   Visiting entertainment facilities       3
                               Fishing from a boat         3
                                Modern cabin use           3
                            Fishing from the shore         3
                                       Lake fishing        3
                                      Pond fishing         3
                                     Motorboating          3
                                   Mountain biking         3
                              Trout stream fishing         3
                            Canoeing or kayaking           2

                                                       0           20      40     60       80   100
                                                                        Percent (n=1009)
140                                                                                  Responsive Management




             Q509, Q515, Q518. You have named one or more
         activities that you are interested in, but in which you did
          not participate in the past 2 years. Which two of those
         activities are you most interested in participating in the
                  next 2 years? (Among all respondents.)
                                    (Part 2)


Using off-leash dog areas or dog parks            2.5
             Swimming in natural waters           2.5
                           Snowmobiling           2.4
                   Stream or river fishing        2.4
                                      Golf        2.3
                                    Atving        2.2
                       Camper cabin use           2.2
                                   Birding        2.1
                     Cross-country skiing         1.9
               Dog trials or competitions         1.8                                      Iowa residents
      Point-to-point water trail recreation       1.8
                Target handgun shooting           1.5
                     Target rifle shooting        1.4
      Outdoor natural product harvesting          1.4
                               Basketball         1.4
                                  Softball        1.4
                        Hunting big game          1.3
                           Rock climbing          1.3
                                   Soccer         1.3
                                 Baseball         1.3
                                Volleyball        1.1

                                              0         20     40      60       80       100
                                                             Percent (n=1009)
Iowa Survey for the State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP)                      141




            Q509, Q515, Q518. You have named one or more
        activities that you are interested in, but in which you did
         not participate in the past 2 years. Which two of those
        activities are you most interested in participating in the
                 next 2 years? (Among all respondents.)
                                   (Part 3)


                               Sailing       1.1
            Camping in a motorhome           1.1
                             Football        1.0
 Target shooting with a bow and arrow        0.9
                          Spelunking         0.9
                       Sporting clays        0.8
            Personal watercraft riding       0.8
                      Skeet shooting         0.8
                         Geocaching          0.7                                 Iowa residents
                 Hunting small game          0.6
                   Hunting waterfowl         0.6
              Camping in a fold down         0.6
                       Trap shooting         0.5
              Camping in a 5th wheel         0.4
                            Trapping         0.4
          Camping in a pickup or van         0.2
                Hunting in a preserve        0.2
          Sailboarding or windsurfing        0.1
                               Rugby         0.1
                         Field hockey        0.1

                                         0         20     40       60      80   100
                                                        Percent (n=1009)
142                                                                                         Responsive Management




             Q509, Q515, Q518. You have named one or more
         activities that you are interested in, but in which you did
           not participate in the past 2 years. Which 2 of those
         activities are you most interested in participating in the
                  next 2 years? (Among all respondents.)
                                    (Part 1)


                                                                        7
                                         Horseback riding             6
                                                                       7
                                                                     5
                           Using trails for physical fitness           7
                                                                       7
                                                                       6
                                                     Hiking           6
                                                                     5
 A natural resource or environmental education program               4
                                                                      5
               with a naturalist or interpreter                       6
Taking a trip of at least 1 mile from home for the primary          4
                                                                     4
purpose of observing, feeding, or photographing wildlife               7
                                                                      5
                        Family oriented outdoor activities          3
                                                                      5
 Observing, feeding, or photographing wildlife around or            3
                                                                     5
               within 1 mile of your home                             5
                                                                    3
                      A natural resource festival or event            5
                                                                    3
                                         Camping in a tent
                                                                    3
                                                                     4
                                                                                                Eastern (n=340)
                                                                     4
                                                                     4                          Central (n=333)
                       Swimming in public outdoor pools             3
                                                                     4
                                                                    3
                                                                                                Western (n=336)
                                       Driving for pleasure         3
                                                                      5
                                                                     4
 Visiting entertainment facilities, such as multiplex fields        3
                                                                   2
                                                                    4
                                       Fishing from a boat          3
                                                                   2
                                                                   2
                                        Modern cabin use            4
                                                                     4
                                                                    3
                                   Fishing from the shore           3
                                                                     4
                                                                   2
                                               Lake fishing          4
                                                                    3
                                                                   2
                                              Pond fishing          3
                                                                    3
                                                                    3
                                             Motorboating           3
                                                                   2
                                                                    3
                                           Mountain biking          3
                                                                   2
                                                                   2
                                      Trout stream fishing          3
                                                                   1
                                                                    3
                                    Canoeing or kayaking           2
                                                                    3


                                                               0            20   40   60   80   100
                                                                                 Percent
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             Q509, Q515, Q518. You have named one or more
         activities that you are interested in, but in which you did
           not participate in the past 2 years. Which 2 of those
         activities are you most interested in participating in the
                  next 2 years? (Among all respondents.)
                                    (Part 2)


                                                            2
           Using off-leash dog areas or dog parks            3
                                                             3
                                                           1
                       Swimming in natural waters             4
                                                             3
                                                            2
                                     Snowmobiling            4
                                                            2
                                                           1
                            Stream or river fishing          4
                                                            2
                                                            2
                                               Golf         2
                                                             4
                                                            2
                                            ATVing         2
                                                             3
                                                           1
                                Camper cabin use             3
                                                             4
                                                             3
                                            Birding         2
                                                           1
                              Cross-country skiing
                                                           1
                                                             3
                                                                                        Eastern (n=340)
                                                           1
                                                            2                           Central (n=333)
                         Dog trials or competitions         2
                                                            2
Point-to-point water trail recreation, such as using         3
                                                                                        Western (n=336)
                                                           1
             waterway access points                        1
                                                           1
                         Target handgun shooting           2
                                                             3
                                                           1
                               Target rifle shooting       1
                                                            2
                                                           1
   Harvesting natural products from the outdoors           2
                                                            2
                                                           1
                                         Basketball         2
                                                           1
                                                           1
                                            Softball       1
                                                           1
                                                           1
                                 Hunting big game          1
                                                            2
                                                           1
                                     Rock climbing          2
                                                           1
                                                           1
                                            Soccer          2
                                                           1
                                                           1
                                          Baseball         1
                                                           1
                                                           1
                                         Volleyball        1
                                                           1


                                                       0          20   40     60   80   100
                                                                        Percent
144                                                                    Responsive Management




      Q509, Q515, Q518. You have named one or more activities
         that you are interested in, but in which you did not
      participate in the past 2 years. Which 2 of those activities
        are you most interested in participating in the next 2
                   years? (Among all respondents.)
                                 (Part 3)


                                            1
                              Sailing        2
                                            1
                                            1
           Camping in a motorhome           1
                                             2
                                            1
                            Football        1
                                            1
                                            1
Target shooting with a bow and arrow        1
                                            1
                                            1
                         Spelunking         1
                                            1
                                            1
                      Sporting clays        1
                                            1
                                            1
         Riding a personal watercraft       1
                                            1
                                            1
                      Skeet shooting        0
                                            1                              Eastern (n=340)
                                            1
                         Geocaching         0
                                            1                              Central (n=333)
                                            1
                 Hunting small game         1
                                            0                              Western (n=336)
                                            0
                   Hunting waterfowl        1
                                            1
                                            1
             Camping in a fold down         1
                                            1
                                            1
                       Trap shooting        0
                                            1
                                            0
             Camping in a 5th wheel         1
                                            0
                                            0
                            Trapping        1
                                            0
                                            0
         Camping in a pickup or van         0
                                            1
                                            0
               Hunting in a preserve        1
                                            0
                                            0
         Sailboarding or windsurfing        0
                                            0
                                            0
                              Rugby         0
                                            0
                                            0
                        Field hockey        0
                                            0


                                        0        20   40     60   80       100
                                                       Percent
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          Q532. Are there any outdoor recreational facilities
          or areas you would like to see added in your area?




       Yes                    29




        No                                            67                  Iowa residents




 Don't know       4




              0        20           40         60          80       100
                                   Percent (n=1009)
146                                                                     Responsive Management




         Q532. Are there any outdoor recreational facilities
         or areas you would like to see added in your area?




                              26

      Yes                      31

                                   32




                                                        68
                                                                            Eastern (n=340)
       No                                           67                      Central (n=333)
                                                                            Western (n=336)
                                                   62




                     5

Don't know       2

                     6




             0           20         40        60             80   100
                                        Percent
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                                        Q534. What types of outdoor recreational facilities
                                        or areas you would like to see added in your area?
                                          (Asked of those who would like to see outdoor
                                        recreational facilities or areas added in their area.)


                                Fitness trails / bike trails / walking trails / trails in
                                                       general
                                                                                                      16
                                                                     Camping areas                  10
                                                             Trails with ATV access                7
                                                                         Fishing piers            6
                                              Horse trails / horseback riding areas               5
                                                                           Hiking trails         5
                                                                     Swimming pools              4
                                                             Areas to exercise dogs              4
                                           Natural areas (includes hunting areas)                4
 Multiple Responses Allowed




                                                                        Lakes / ponds            4
                                                                    Playgrounds                  3
                              Boat docks / ramps / launch sites / boating areas /
                                                   marinas                                      3
                                                                    Water parks                 3
                                                                                                                                  Iowa residents
                                                                       Baseball fields          3
                                      Trails accessible to people with disabilities             3
                                                                       Places to hunt           3
                                                                     Shooting ranges            3
                                                                         Soccer fields          2
                                                                          Picnic areas          2
                                                                            Dog parks           2
                                                                   Skateboard parks             2
                                                                Clean natural waters            2
                                                      Golf courses / driving ranges             2
                                                                         Skating rinks          1
                                                                    Basketball courts           1
                                                                                  Other                    25
                                                                           Don't know           3

                                                                                            0       20          40   60      80   100
                                                                                                           Percent (n=300)
148                                                                                                                     Responsive Management




                                        Q534. What types of outdoor recreational facilities
                                        or areas you would like to see added in your area?
                                          (Asked of those who would like to see outdoor
                                        recreational facilities or areas added in their area.)


                                Fitness trails / bike trails / walking trails /             12 20
                                              trails in general                                19
                                                                                            12
                                                             Camping areas               7 10

                                                    Trails with ATV access              479

                                                                Fishing piers           38
                                                                                           8
                                                                                        37
                                    Horse trails / horseback riding areas                 6
                                                                 Hiking trails         347

                                                           Swimming pools               4
                                                                                       36
                                                                                        4
                                                    Areas to exercise dogs              4
                                                                                        4
                                  Natural areas (includes hunting areas)                4
                                                                                      24
 Multiple Responses Allowed




                                                                                        3
                                                              Lakes / ponds            26
                                                                                        3
                                                            Playgrounds                3
                                                                                       3
                              Boat docks / ramps / launch sites / boating               4
                                                                                      14
                                            areas / marinas                                                                 Eastern (n=90)
                                                            Water parks               15
                                                                                       3
                                                                                                                            Central (n=102)
                                                             Baseball fields          224
                                                                                       2                                    Western (n=108)
                              Trails accessible to people with disabilities            34
                                                              Places to hunt           23
                                                                                       3
                                                                                       2
                                                           Shooting ranges             3
                                                                                       3
                                                               Soccer fields          133
                                                                                        3
                                                                Picnic areas           2
                                                                                       0
                                                                                        3
                                                                   Dog parks           0
                                                                                       3
                                                                                       0
                                                          Skateboard parks             3
                                                                                       3
                                                      Clean natural waters             2
                                                                                       2
                                                                                       0
                                                                                        3
                                             Golf courses / driving ranges            10
                                                               Skating rinks           03
                                                                                       0
                                                          Basketball courts           104
                                                                                                  28
                                                                        Other                   2227

                                                                  Don't know          24
                                                                                       5

                                                                                  0            20      40   60   80   100
                                                                                                       Percent
Iowa Survey for the State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP)                         149


RATING OF AVAILABILITY OF OPPORTUNITIES FOR,
QUALITY OF, AND SATISFACTION WITH ACTIVITIES
   The survey asked respondents about their satisfaction with the two activities in which they
   participated the most. Satisfaction is highest with harvesting natural products from the
   outdoors (87% are very satisfied), camping in a motorhome (75% very satisfied), hunting
   small game (71% very satisfied), and golf (70% very satisfied). Dissatisfaction is highest for
   using off-leash dog areas (32% are very or somewhat dissatisfied), using an ATV (26% very
   or somewhat dissatisfied), and horseback riding (20% very or somewhat dissatisfied).
   •   The top-ranked wildlife-related activities (based on percentage who are very satisfied
       with the activity) are harvesting natural products (87% very satisfied), camping in a
       motorhome (75%), hunting small game (71%), hunting big game (69%), birding (68%),
       viewing wildlife near home (67%), camping in a 5th wheel (66%), and pond fishing
       (65%). The greatest dissatisfaction is for taking trips to view wildlife (17% are
       somewhat or very dissatisfied) and hunting small game (15%).
   •   Majorities are very satisfied with two motorized activities: driving for pleasure (66%
       very satisfied) and motorboating (61%). ATVing has the highest dissatisfaction (26% are
       dissatisfied).
   •   Satisfaction is fairly high for all competitive sports on the ranking: golf (70% very
       satisfied), softball (64%), soccer (61%), and basketball (55%). Only basketball had any
       respondents saying that they are dissatisfied (6% are dissatisfied).
   •   The top water-related activities are pond fishing (65% very satisfied), motorboating
       (61%), fishing from the shore (58%), lake fishing (57%), and fishing from a boat (55%).
       The most dissatisfaction is for swimming in natural waters (12% are dissatisfied).
   •   Four of the five fishing activities for which there was sufficient sample size have a
       majority saying that they are very satisfied with it: pond fishing (65%), fishing from the
       shore (58%), lake fishing (57%), and fishing from a boat (55%). All the fishing activities
       have low dissatisfaction rates (all at 7% or less dissatisfied).
   •   All four camping activities for which there was sufficient sample size have a majority
       saying that they are very satisfied with it: camping in a motorhome (75%), camping in a
       5th wheel (66%), camping in a tent (62%), and camping in a fold down (58%). All the
       camping activities have low dissatisfaction rates (all at 8% or less dissatisfied).
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      The survey asked Iowa residents whether they think that the quality of each outdoor
      recreational activity had improved, declined, or remained the same over the past 5 years. The
      activities with the best “improvement” ratings (based on the percentage who say that the
      quality of the activity improved) are trail use for physical fitness (70% say it has improved),
      golf (65%), entertainment facilities such as multiplex fields (62%), and swimming in public
      outdoor pools (59%). The worst ratings, based on the percentage who said the quality of the
      activity declined, are for stream or river fishing (38% say it has declined), fishing from a boat
      (29%), ATVing (28%), and swimming in natural waters (26%)—all with more than a quarter
      saying the quality of the activity has declined.
      •   The most improved wildlife-related activities are camping in a motorhome (53% say the
          quality of this activity has improved), hiking (52%), and camping in a tent (46%). The
          highest negative ratings (based on the percentage who said the activity has declined) are
          for stream or river fishing (38% say it has declined) and fishing from a boat (29% say it
          has declined).
      •   The most improved motorized activity is driving for pleasure (36% say this has
          improved). ATVing has the worst ratings of decline (28% say it has declined).
      •   Golf (65%) and soccer (54%) are the most improved competitive sports. None of the
          competitive sports had more than 11% saying it had declined—soccer being at the top
          (11% say it declined).
      •   One water-related activity had a markedly higher percentage saying it had improved:
          swimming in public outdoor pools (59%). The worst ratings are for stream or river
          fishing (38% say it declined), fishing from a boat (29% say it declined), and swimming in
          natural waters (26% say it declined).
      •   The most improved fishing activity is lake fishing (31%). The worst ratings are for
          stream or river fishing (38% say it declined) and fishing from a boat (29% say it
          declined).
      •   A majority thought that camping in a motorhome had improved (53%), and substantial
          percentages thought that camping in a tent (46%) and camping in a 5th wheel (42%) had
          improved. The worst-rated camping activity is camping in a 5th wheel (12% say it
          declined), closely followed by camping in a tent (10%).
Iowa Survey for the State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP)                           151


   The survey asked Iowa residents to rate the availability of the two activities in which they
   said they participated most. At the top (based on the percent who rate availability as
   excellent) are golf (52% rate it excellent), birding (49%), camping in a motorhome (46%),
   and wildlife viewing near home (46%).
   •   Of wildlife-related activities, birding (49% say excellent), camping in a motorhome
       (46%), wildlife viewing near home (46%), small game hunting (43%), and big game
       hunting (43%) all have more than 40% saying that their availability is excellent.
   •   Of motorized activities, driving for pleasure (43%) and motorboating (20%) top the list.
   •   Of competitive sports, golf (52%) and basketball (36%) have the best availability ratings.
   •   Of water-related activities, swimming in public outdoor pools (40%), pond fishing
       (40%), and lake fishing (37%) are at the top of the ranking.
   •   Of types of fishing, pond fishing (40%), lake fishing (37%), and fishing from the shore
       (32%) top the list.
   •   Of camping activities, camping in a motorhome (46%), camping in a fold down (39%),
       and camping in a 5th wheel (32%) all have close to a third or more saying availability is
       excellent.
   •   The poorest ratings are for the availability of ATV areas (33% said availability is poor)
       and off-leash dog areas (32%). Graphs showing poor ratings by type of activity are also
       shown.


   In questions similar to those discussed immediately above, the survey asked respondents to
   rate the state’s efforts to provide opportunities for the various activities. The top-ranked
   activities (based on the percentage rating the state’s efforts at providing the activity as
   excellent) are soccer (49%), trails for physical fitness (43%), golf (40%), and harvesting
   natural products (40%).
   •   The wildlife-related activities with the best ratings vis-à-vis the state’s efforts to provide
       opportunities for them are harvesting natural products (40% rate the state’s efforts as
       excellent), lake fishing (36%), camping in a motorhome (32%), and hunting big game
       (30%). The activity with the highest “poor” rating is taking a trip of at least 1 mile for
       wildlife viewing (20% rate the state’s efforts as poor).
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      •   The top-ranked motorized activities are driving for pleasure (24% gave an excellent
          rating) and motorboating (17%). ATVing has the highest “poor” ratings (31%).
      •   The top-ranked competitive sports are soccer (49% gave an excellent rating) and golf
          (40%). None of the competitive sports has a particularly high “poor” rating.
      •   The top-ranked water-related activities are lake fishing (36% gave an excellent rating)
          and swimming in public outdoor pools (33%). None of the water-related activities has a
          particularly high “poor” rating.
      •   The top fishing activities are lake fishing (36% gave an excellent rating), pond fishing
          (27%), and fishing from the shore (25%). Only fishing from a boat has any respondents
          who rate the state’s efforts as poor (9%).
      •   The top-ranked camping activity is camping in a motorhome (32% gave an excellent
          rating). Camping in a tent has the highest “poor” rating (12%).


      Iowa residents overwhelmingly feel safe while participating in outdoor recreation in Iowa:
      93% feel safe, and only 2% feel unsafe.
      •   Lack of law enforcement presence and crime in general are common reasons that
          respondents feel unsafe, but the percentage of respondents overall who say this is very,
          very low, as only those respondents who feel unsafe were asked the follow-up question.
Iowa Survey for the State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP)                                                                    153




                 Q431, Q440. Percent who are very satisfied with
               their Iowa [activity] experiences in the past 2 years.
                (Asked of those who named the activity among the
               top 2 activities in which they participated the most.)

                Outdoor natural product harvesting (n=20)                                                          87
                          Camping in a motorhome (n=32)                                                       75
                                Hunting small game (n=43)                                                71
                                                Golf (n=115)                                             70
                                   Hunting big game (n=47)                                              69
                                          Birding (n=49)                                                68
 Observing, feeding, or photographing wildlife near home
                                                                                                        67
                         (n=132)
                          Camping in a 5th wheel (n=24)                                             66
                               Driving for pleasure (n=212)                                         66
                      Trail use for physical fitness (n=130)                                        65
                                        Pond fishing (n=31)                                         65
                 Family oriented outdoor activities (n=211)                                        64
                                              Softball (n=18)                                      64
                                     Mountain biking (n=26)                                        63
                                   Camping in a tent (n=29)                                        62
  Visiting entertainment facilities, such as multiplex fields
                                                                                               61
                           (n=45)
                                        Motorboating (n=30)                                    61
                                              Soccer (n=11)                                    61                       Iowa residents
                                               Hiking (n=85)                                  58
                             Fishing from the shore (n=56)                                    58
                            Camping in a fold down (n=14)                                     58
                                   Horseback riding (n=27)                                    58
            Using off-leash dog areas or dog parks (n=12)                                     57
                                         Lake fishing (n=55)                                  57
                                 Fishing from a boat (n=47)                               55
                                          Basketball (n=10)                               55
                 Swimming in public outdoor pools (n=72)                                 51
Taking trips or outings of at least 1 mile for wildlife (n=18)                       47
                        Swimming in natural waters (n=44)                           44
                              Stream or river fishing (n=26)                   35
                                              ATVing (n=35)               30

                                                                 0   20        40         60                  80        100
                                                                                Percent                  *Activities with n-values lower
                                                                                                          than 10 not shown.
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                  Q431, Q440. Percent who are very satisfied with
                their Iowa [activity] experiences in the past 2 years.
                  (Wildlife-Related Activities, Including Hiking and
                                       Camping)


                Outdoor natural product harvesting (n=20)                                                87


                          Camping in a motorhome (n=32)                                            75


                                Hunting small game (n=43)                                      71


                                   Hunting big game (n=47)                                    69


                                              Birding (n=49)                                  68

 Observing, feeding, or photographing wildlife near home
                                                                                              67
                         (n=132)


                            Camping in a 5th wheel (n=24)                                 66


                                        Pond fishing (n=31)                               65


                                   Camping in a tent (n=29)                              62
                                                                                                              Iowa residents
                                               Hiking (n=85)                         58


                             Fishing from the shore (n=56)                           58


                            Camping in a fold down (n=14)                            58


                                         Lake fishing (n=55)                        57


                                 Fishing from a boat (n=47)                         55


Taking trips or outings of at least 1 mile for wildlife (n=18)                 47


                              Stream or river fishing (n=26)              35


                                                                 0   20   40        60             80         100
                                                                           Percent             *Activities with n-values lower
                                                                                                than 10 not shown.
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             Q431, Q440. Percent who are very satisfied with
           their Iowa [activity] experiences in the past 2 years.
                           (Motorized Activities)




 Driving for pleasure
                                                               66
       (n=212)




       Motorboating
                                                          61
         (n=30)
                                                                                        Iowa residents




      ATVing (n=35)                  30




                        0     20          40             60           80               100
                                               Percent          *Activities with n-values lower
                                                                 than 10 not shown.
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               Q431, Q440. Percent who are very satisfied with
             their Iowa [activity] experiences in the past 2 years.
              (Competitive Sports - Individual and Team Sports)




        Golf (n=115)                                         70




      Softball (n=18)                                   64




                                                                                      Iowa residents

      Soccer (n=11)                                 61




Basketball (n=10)                              55




                        0   20      40             60               80               100
                                         Percent             *Activities with n-values lower
                                                              than 10 not shown.
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            Q431, Q440. Percent who are very satisfied with
          their Iowa [activity] experiences in the past 2 years.
                        (Water-Related Activities)




 Pond fishing (n=31)                                          65



       Motorboating
                                                          61
         (n=30)


    Fishing from the
                                                         58
      shore (n=56)



 Lake fishing (n=55)                                     57



 Fishing from a boat                                                                       Iowa residents
                                                     55
       (n=47)


 Swimming in public
   outdoor pools                                    51
      (n=72)

       Swimming in
      natural waters                           44
          (n=44)


     Stream or river
                                        35
     fishing (n=26)


                       0      20         40              60              80               100
                                              Percent              *Activities with n-values lower
                                                                    than 10 not shown.
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              Q431, Q440. Percent who are very satisfied with
            their Iowa [activity] experiences in the past 2 years.
                                   (Fishing)




Pond fishing (n=31)                                     65




      Fishing from the
                                                   58
        shore (n=56)




 Lake fishing (n=55)                               57

                                                                                     Iowa residents




 Fishing from a boat
                                               55
       (n=47)




       Stream or river
                                   35
       fishing (n=26)



                         0   20     40             60              80               100
                                         Percent             *Activities with n-values lower
                                                              than 10 not shown.
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            Q431, Q440. Percent who are very satisfied with
          their Iowa [activity] experiences in the past 2 years.
                                 (Camping)




   Camping in a
                                                                       75
 motorhome (n=32)




  Camping in a 5th
                                                              66
   wheel (n=24)




                                                                                          Iowa residents

 Camping in a tent
                                                             62
     (n=29)




 Camping in a fold
                                                        58
   down (n=14)




                     0        20         40             60              80               100
                                              Percent             *Activities with n-values lower
                                                                   than 10 not shown.
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                    Q431, Q440. Percent who are very or somewhat
                   satisfied with their Iowa [activity] experiences in
                   the past 2 years. (Asked of those who named the
                    activity among the top 2 activities in which they
                                 participated the most.)

                            Camping in a fold down (n=14)                                                  100
                                                Golf (n=115)                                               99
                 Family oriented outdoor activities (n=211)                                               97
                                              Hiking (n=85)                                               97
  Visiting entertainment facilities, such as multiplex fields
                                                                                                          96
                           (n=45)
                               Driving for pleasure (n=212)                                           96
                            Camping in a 5th wheel (n=24)                                             95
                Outdoor natural product harvesting (n=20)                                             95
                                Hunting big game (n=47)                                               95
 Observing, feeding, or photographing wildlife near home
                                                                                                      95
                         (n=132)
               Swimming in public outdoor pools (n=72)                                                94
                                              Softball (n=18)                                         94
                          Camping in a motorhome (n=32)                                               94
                                          Basketball (n=10)                                           94
                                        Pond fishing (n=31)                                          93
                                        Motorboating (n=30)                                          93
                                              Birding (n=49)                                         93
                      Trail use for physical fitness (n=130)                                         93          Iowa
                                         Lake fishing (n=55)                                         93          residents
                                     Mountain biking (n=26)                                          91
                                              Soccer (n=11)                                      91
                              Stream or river fishing (n=26)                                     90
                                 Fishing from a boat (n=47)                                     89
                                   Camping in a tent (n=29)                                     88
                             Fishing from the shore (n=56)                                      86
                                Hunting small game (n=43)                                  82
                        Swimming in natural waters (n=44)                                  81
                                   Horseback riding (n=27)                                80
Taking trips or outings of at least 1 mile for wildlife (n=18)                           77
                                              ATVing (n=35)                         68
            Using off-leash dog areas or dog parks (n=12)                           68

                                                                 0   20   40   60        80           100
                                                                          Percent    *Activities with n-values lower
                                                                                      than 10 not shown.
Iowa Survey for the State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP)                                                                161




                Q431, Q440. Percent who are very dissatisfied with
               their Iowa [activity] experiences in the past 2 years.
                (Asked of those who named the activity among the
               top 2 activities in which they participated the most.)

            Using off-leash dog areas or dog parks (n=12)                             26
                                              ATVing (n=35)                  10
                                   Horseback riding (n=27)                   9
                        Swimming in natural waters (n=44)                    7
Taking trips or outings of at least 1 mile for wildlife (n=18)           6
                                 Fishing from a boat (n=47)              5
                Outdoor natural product harvesting (n=20)                5
                            Camping in a 5th wheel (n=24)                5
                                     Mountain biking (n=26)              4
                                        Motorboating (n=30)              4
                          Camping in a motorhome (n=32)                  4
                                                                                                                    Iowa residents
                                   Camping in a tent (n=29)          4
                                Hunting small game (n=43)            4
                                              Birding (n=49)         3
                                        Pond fishing (n=31)          2
                      Trail use for physical fitness (n=130)         2
                                               Hiking (n=85)         1
 Observing, feeding, or photographing wildlife near home
                         (n=132)                                     1
                 Family oriented outdoor activities (n=211)          1
                               Driving for pleasure (n=212)          1

                                                                 0               20        40   60     80          100
                                                                                           Percent   *Activities with n-values lower
                                                                                                      than 10 not shown.
162                                                                                                              Responsive Management




                  Q431, Q440. Percent who are very or somewhat
                dissatisfied with their Iowa [activity] experiences in
                 the past 2 years. (Asked of those who named the
                  activity among the top 2 activities in which they
                               participated the most.)

            Using off-leash dog areas or dog parks (n=12)                                       32
                                              ATVing (n=35)                                26
                                   Horseback riding (n=27)                            20
Taking trips or outings of at least 1 mile for wildlife (n=18)                    17
                                Hunting small game (n=43)                         15
                        Swimming in natural waters (n=44)                        12
                                   Camping in a tent (n=29)                  8
                                         Lake fishing (n=55)                 7
                                 Fishing from a boat (n=47)              7
                                        Pond fishing (n=31)              7
                             Fishing from the shore (n=56)               6
                                          Basketball (n=10)              6
                      Trail use for physical fitness (n=130)             6
                          Camping in a motorhome (n=32)                  6                                                    Iowa residents
                Outdoor natural product harvesting (n=20)                5
                              Stream or river fishing (n=26)             5
                 Swimming in public outdoor pools (n=72)                 5
                            Camping in a 5th wheel (n=24)                5
                                     Mountain biking (n=26)              4
                                        Motorboating (n=30)              4
                               Driving for pleasure (n=212)          3
                                               Hiking (n=85)         3
                                              Birding (n=49)         3
                 Family oriented outdoor activities (n=211)          1
 Observing, feeding, or photographing wildlife near home
                         (n=132)
                                                                     1

                                                                 0                20             40       60     80          100
                                                                                                     Percent   *Activities with n-values lower
                                                                                                                than 10 not shown.
Iowa Survey for the State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP)                                                           163




                  Q431, Q440. Percent who are very or somewhat
                dissatisfied with their Iowa [activity] experiences in
                    the past 2 years. (Wildlife-Related Activities,
                           Including Hiking and Camping)



Taking trips or outings of at least 1 mile for wildlife (n=18)                   17

                                Hunting small game (n=43)                        15

                                   Camping in a tent (n=29)                  8

                                         Lake fishing (n=55)                 7

                                 Fishing from a boat (n=47)                  7

                                        Pond fishing (n=31)                  7

                             Fishing from the shore (n=56)                   6

                          Camping in a motorhome (n=32)                      6

                Outdoor natural product harvesting (n=20)                5
                                                                                                               Iowa residents
                              Stream or river fishing (n=26)             5

                            Camping in a 5th wheel (n=24)                5

                                               Hiking (n=85)             3

                                              Birding (n=49)             3

 Observing, feeding, or photographing wildlife near home
                         (n=132)
                                                                     1

                                   Hunting big game (n=47)           0

                            Camping in a fold down (n=14)            0


                                                                 0               20   40   60     80          100
                                                                                      Percent   *Activities with n-values lower
                                                                                                 than 10 not shown.
164                                                                     Responsive Management




            Q431, Q440. Percent who are very or somewhat
          dissatisfied with their Iowa [activity] experiences in
                 the past 2 years. (Motorized Activities)




      ATVing (n=35)                 26




       Motorboating
                           4
         (n=30)
                                                                                     Iowa residents




Driving for pleasure
                           3
      (n=212)




                       0       20        40             60         80               100
                                              Percent        *Activities with n-values lower
                                                              than 10 not shown.
Iowa Survey for the State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP)                         165




            Q431, Q440. Percent who are very or somewhat
          dissatisfied with their Iowa [activity] experiences in
           the past 2 years. (Competitive Sports - Individual
                            and Team Sports)




 Basketball (n=10)           6




     Golf (n=115)        0




                                                                                     Iowa residents


   Softball (n=18)       0




    Soccer (n=11)        0




                     0           20     40             60          80               100
                                             Percent        *Activities with n-values lower
                                                             than 10 not shown.
166                                                                       Responsive Management




              Q431, Q440. Percent who are very or somewhat
            dissatisfied with their Iowa [activity] experiences in
                the past 2 years. (Water-Related Activities)




         Swimming in
        natural waters               12
            (n=44)


 Lake fishing (n=55)             7



 Fishing from a boat
                                 7
       (n=47)



Pond fishing (n=31)          7



      Fishing from the                                                                 Iowa residents
                             6
        shore (n=56)


       Stream or river
                             5
       fishing (n=26)

 Swimming in public
   outdoor pools             5
      (n=72)

        Motorboating
                             4
          (n=30)


                         0            20   40             60         80               100
                                                Percent        *Activities with n-values lower
                                                                than 10 not shown.
Iowa Survey for the State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP)                         167




            Q431, Q440. Percent who are very or somewhat
          dissatisfied with their Iowa [activity] experiences in
                       the past 2 years. (Fishing)




 Lake fishing (n=55)           7




 Fishing from a boat
                           7
       (n=47)




 Pond fishing (n=31)       7
                                                                                     Iowa residents




    Fishing from the
                           6
      shore (n=56)




     Stream or river
                           5
     fishing (n=26)



                       0           20    40             60         80               100
                                              Percent        *Activities with n-values lower
                                                              than 10 not shown.
168                                                                       Responsive Management




           Q431, Q440. Percent who are very or somewhat
         dissatisfied with their Iowa [activity] experiences in
                      the past 2 years. (Camping)




 Camping in a tent
                                 8
     (n=29)




  Camping in a
                             6
motorhome (n=32)




                                                                                      Iowa residents

  Camping in a 5th
                             5
   wheel (n=24)




 Camping in a fold
                         0
   down (n=14)




                     0               20   40             60         80               100
                                               Percent        *Activities with n-values lower
                                                               than 10 not shown.
Iowa Survey for the State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP)                                                                              169




                   Q433, Q442. Percent who think the quality of
                 [activity] in Iowa has improved in the last 5 years.
                (Asked of those who named the activity among the
               top 2 activities in which they participated the most.)

                      Trail use for physical fitness (n=130)                                                   70
                                              Golf (n=115)                                                    65
  Visiting entertainment facilities, such as multiplex fields
                           (n=45)
                                                                                                          62
                 Swimming in public outdoor pools (n=72)                                                 59
                                              Soccer (n=11)                                          54
                          Camping in a motorhome (n=32)                                             53
                                               Hiking (n=85)                                        52
                 Family oriented outdoor activities (n=211)                                     48
                                   Camping in a tent (n=29)                                    46
                                   Hunting big game (n=47)                                    43
                            Camping in a 5th wheel (n=24)                                  42
                Outdoor natural product harvesting (n=20)                                  42
                                     Mountain biking (n=26)                               41
                                          Birding (n=49)                                  41
 Observing, feeding, or photographing wildlife near home
                         (n=132)
                                                                                          40
          Using off-leash dog areas or dog parks (n=12)                                  37
                               Driving for pleasure (n=212)                           36
                                              Softball (n=18)                        34                                           Iowa residents
                            Camping in a fold down (n=14)                            34
                                         Lake fishing (n=55)                        31
                                Hunting small game (n=43)                       29
                                              ATVing (n=35)                     28
                        Swimming in natural waters (n=44)                      26
                                 Fishing from a boat (n=47)                    26
                                        Motorboating (n=30)                    25
                             Fishing from the shore (n=56)                     24
                                   Horseback riding (n=27)                 21
Taking trips or outings of at least 1 mile for wildlife (n=18)            20
                                        Pond fishing (n=31)               19
                              Stream or river fishing (n=26)              19
                                          Basketball (n=10)          0

                                                                 0       20          40              60              80          100
                                                                                         Percent                   *Activities with n-values lower
                                                                                                                    than 10 not shown.
170                                                                                                    Responsive Management




                     Q433, Q442. Percent who think the quality of
                  [activity] in Iowa has improved in the last 5 years.
                   (Wildlife-Related Activities, Including Hiking and
                                       Camping)


                          Camping in a motorhome (n=32)                                        53

                                               Hiking (n=85)                                   52

                                   Camping in a tent (n=29)                               46

                                   Hunting big game (n=47)                            43

                            Camping in a 5th wheel (n=24)                             42

                Outdoor natural product harvesting (n=20)                             42

                                              Birding (n=49)                         41

 Observing, feeding, or photographing wildlife near home
                         (n=132)
                                                                                     40

                            Camping in a fold down (n=14)                       34
                                                                                                                    Iowa residents
                                         Lake fishing (n=55)                    31

                                Hunting small game (n=43)                   29

                                 Fishing from a boat (n=47)                26

                             Fishing from the shore (n=56)                 24

Taking trips or outings of at least 1 mile for wildlife (n=18)        20

                                        Pond fishing (n=31)           19

                              Stream or river fishing (n=26)          19


                                                                 0   20          40             60     80          100
                                                                                     Percent         *Activities with n-values lower
                                                                                                      than 10 not shown.
Iowa Survey for the State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP)                         171




              Q433, Q442. Percent who think the quality of
            [activity] in Iowa has improved in the last 5 years.
                            (Motorized Activities)




 Driving for pleasure
                                         36
       (n=212)




      ATVing (n=35)                 28

                                                                                     Iowa residents




       Motorboating
                                   25
         (n=30)




                        0     20         40             60         80               100
                                              Percent        *Activities with n-values lower
                                                              than 10 not shown.
172                                                                    Responsive Management




                Q433, Q442. Percent who think the quality of
              [activity] in Iowa has improved in the last 5 years.
              (Competitive Sports - Individual and Team Sports)




        Golf (n=115)                                      65




      Soccer (n=11)                              54




                                                                                    Iowa residents

      Softball (n=18)                34




Basketball (n=10)           0




                        0       20    40             60           80               100
                                           Percent         *Activities with n-values lower
                                                            than 10 not shown.
Iowa Survey for the State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP)                                173




             Q433, Q442. Percent who think the quality of
           [activity] in Iowa has improved in the last 5 years.
                          (Water-Related Activities)



 Swimming in public
   outdoor pools                                               59
      (n=72)


 Lake fishing (n=55)                      31


       Swimming in
      natural waters                 26
          (n=44)


 Fishing from a boat
                                     26
       (n=47)


       Motorboating                                                                         Iowa residents
                                     25
         (n=30)


    Fishing from the
                                     24
      shore (n=56)



 Pond fishing (n=31)            19



     Stream or river
                               19
     fishing (n=26)


                       0      20               40             60          80               100
                                                    Percent         *Activities with n-values lower
                                                                     than 10 not shown.
174                                                                         Responsive Management




               Q433, Q442. Percent who think the quality of
             [activity] in Iowa has improved in the last 5 years.
                                   (Fishing)




 Lake fishing (n=55)                    31




 Fishing from a boat
                                   26
       (n=47)




      Fishing from the
                                   24
        shore (n=56)
                                                                                         Iowa residents




Pond fishing (n=31)           19




       Stream or river
                             19
       fishing (n=26)



                         0   20              40             60         80               100
                                                  Percent        *Activities with n-values lower
                                                                  than 10 not shown.
Iowa Survey for the State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP)                          175




             Q433, Q442. Percent who think the quality of
           [activity] in Iowa has improved in the last 5 years.
                                (Camping)




   Camping in a
                                                        53
 motorhome (n=32)




 Camping in a tent
                                                   46
     (n=29)




                                                                                      Iowa residents

  Camping in a 5th
                                              42
   wheel (n=24)




 Camping in a fold
                                       34
   down (n=14)




                     0        20         40              60         80               100
                                              Percent         *Activities with n-values lower
                                                               than 10 not shown.
176                                                                                                              Responsive Management




                   Q433, Q442. Percent who think the quality of
                 [activity] in Iowa has declined in the last 5 years.
                (Asked of those who named the activity among the
               top 2 activities in which they participated the most.)

                              Stream or river fishing (n=26)                                         38
                                 Fishing from a boat (n=47)                                     29
                                              ATVing (n=35)                                     28
                        Swimming in natural waters (n=44)                                   26
Taking trips or outings of at least 1 mile for wildlife (n=18)                             24
                                Hunting small game (n=43)                                  23
                                        Motorboating (n=30)                                22
                                        Pond fishing (n=31)                            21
                                         Lake fishing (n=55)                          18
                            Camping in a 5th wheel (n=24)                        12
                               Driving for pleasure (n=212)                      12
                                              Birding (n=49)                     12
                                              Soccer (n=11)                      11
                                   Camping in a tent (n=29)                      10
                 Swimming in public outdoor pools (n=72)                     9
                             Fishing from the shore (n=56)                   8
                Outdoor natural product harvesting (n=20)                    8
                                     Mountain biking (n=26)                  7                                                Iowa residents
                                   Horseback riding (n=27)               6
                                              Softball (n=18)            6
                                                Golf (n=115)             5
                                Hunting big game (n=47)                  5
 Observing, feeding, or photographing wildlife near home
                                                                         4
                         (n=132)
                                            Hiking (n=85)                4
                 Family oriented outdoor activities (n=211)              4
                         Camping in a motorhome (n=32)               2
  Visiting entertainment facilities, such as multiplex fields
                                                                     1
                           (n=45)
                     Trail use for physical fitness (n=130)          0
                            Camping in a fold down (n=14)            0
            Using off-leash dog areas or dog parks (n=12)            0
                                          Basketball (n=10)          0

                                                                 0                    20             40   60     80          100
                                                                                                     Percent   *Activities with n-values lower
                                                                                                                than 10 not shown.
Iowa Survey for the State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP)                                                                          177




                     Q433, Q442. Percent who think the quality of
                   [activity] in Iowa has declined in the last 5 years.
                   (Wildlife-Related Activities, Including Hiking and
                                        Camping)


                              Stream or river fishing (n=26)                                         38


                                 Fishing from a boat (n=47)                                     29


Taking trips or outings of at least 1 mile for wildlife (n=18)                             24


                                Hunting small game (n=43)                                  23


                                        Pond fishing (n=31)                            21


                                         Lake fishing (n=55)                          18


                            Camping in a 5th wheel (n=24)                        12


                                              Birding (n=49)                     12


                                   Camping in a tent (n=29)                      10
                                                                                                                              Iowa residents
                             Fishing from the shore (n=56)                   8


                Outdoor natural product harvesting (n=20)                    8


                                   Hunting big game (n=47)               5

 Observing, feeding, or photographing wildlife near home
                                                                         4
                         (n=132)


                                               Hiking (n=85)             4


                          Camping in a motorhome (n=32)              2


                            Camping in a fold down (n=14)            0


                                                                 0                    20             40   60     80          100
                                                                                                     Percent   *Activities with n-values lower
                                                                                                                than 10 not shown.
178                                                                           Responsive Management




              Q433, Q442. Percent who think the quality of
            [activity] in Iowa has declined in the last 5 years.
                            (Motorized Activities)




      ATVing (n=35)                       28




       Motorboating
                                     22
         (n=30)
                                                                                           Iowa residents




Driving for pleasure
                           12
      (n=212)




                       0        20             40             60         80               100
                                                    Percent        *Activities with n-values lower
                                                                    than 10 not shown.
Iowa Survey for the State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP)                            179




              Q433, Q442. Percent who think the quality of
            [activity] in Iowa has declined in the last 5 years.
           (Competitive Sports - Individual and Team Sports)




    Soccer (n=11)                11




   Softball (n=18)           6




                                                                                        Iowa residents

     Golf (n=115)            5




 Basketball (n=10)       0




                     0                20   40             60          80               100
                                                Percent        *Activities with n-values lower
                                                                than 10 not shown.
180                                                                             Responsive Management




                Q433, Q442. Percent who think the quality of
              [activity] in Iowa has declined in the last 5 years.
                            (Water-Related Activities)



       Stream or river
                                                 38
       fishing (n=26)


 Fishing from a boat
                                            29
       (n=47)


         Swimming in
        natural waters                     26
            (n=44)


        Motorboating
                                      22
          (n=30)



Pond fishing (n=31)                   21                                                     Iowa residents




 Lake fishing (n=55)             18


 Swimming in public
   outdoor pools             9
      (n=72)


      Fishing from the
                             8
        shore (n=56)


                         0       20              40             60         80               100
                                                      Percent        *Activities with n-values lower
                                                                      than 10 not shown.
Iowa Survey for the State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP)                              181




              Q433, Q442. Percent who think the quality of
            [activity] in Iowa has declined in the last 5 years.
                                 (Fishing)




     Stream or river
                                              38
     fishing (n=26)




 Fishing from a boat
                                         29
       (n=47)




 Pond fishing (n=31)                21

                                                                                          Iowa residents




 Lake fishing (n=55)           18




    Fishing from the
                           8
      shore (n=56)



                       0       20             40             60         80               100
                                                   Percent        *Activities with n-values lower
                                                                   than 10 not shown.
182                                                                    Responsive Management




             Q433, Q442. Percent who think the quality of
           [activity] in Iowa has declined in the last 5 years.
                                (Camping)




  Camping in a 5th
                             12
   wheel (n=24)




 Camping in a tent
                             10
     (n=29)




                                                                                   Iowa residents

  Camping in a
                         2
motorhome (n=32)




 Camping in a fold
                         0
   down (n=14)




                     0            20   40             60         80               100
                                            Percent        *Activities with n-values lower
                                                            than 10 not shown.
Iowa Survey for the State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP)                                                                            183




                  Q430, Q439. Percent who rate the availability of
                [activity] opportunities in Iowa as excellent. (Asked
                 of those who named the activity among the top 2
                   activities in which they participated the most.)

                                                Golf (n=115)                                               52
                                              Birding (n=49)                                           49
                        Camping in a motorhome (n=32)                                                 46
 Observing, feeding, or photographing wildlife near home
                         (n=132)
                                                                                                      46
                    Trail use for physical fitness (n=130)                                        44
                                Hunting small game (n=43)                                         43
                               Driving for pleasure (n=212)                                       43
                                   Hunting big game (n=47)                                        43
                                     Mountain biking (n=26)                                      41
                 Swimming in public outdoor pools (n=72)                                         40
                                        Pond fishing (n=31)                                  40
                Outdoor natural product harvesting (n=20)                                    40
                            Camping in a fold down (n=14)                                    39
                                         Lake fishing (n=55)                                 37
                                          Basketball (n=10)                                 36
  Visiting entertainment facilities, such as multiplex fields
                           (n=45)
                                                                                            35
                           Camping in a 5th wheel (n=24)                                32
                             Fishing from the shore (n=56)                              32                                      Iowa residents
                 Family oriented outdoor activities (n=211)                             31
                        Swimming in natural waters (n=44)                              29
Taking trips or outings of at least 1 mile for wildlife (n=18)                         28
                                               Hiking (n=85)                           28
            Using off-leash dog areas or dog parks (n=12)                              28
                                 Fishing from a boat (n=47)                        25
                                              Soccer (n=11)                       24
                                   Camping in a tent (n=29)                       23
                              Stream or river fishing (n=26)                      21
                                        Motorboating (n=30)                   20
                                              Softball (n=18)                15
                                              ATVing (n=35)              9
                                   Horseback riding (n=27)           5

                                                                 0           20             40              60     80          100
                                                                                             Percent             *Activities with n-values lower
                                                                                                                  than 10 not shown.
184                                                                                         Responsive Management




                Q430, Q439. Percent who rate the availability of
                 [activity] opportunities in Iowa as excellent.
               (Wildlife-Related Activities, Including Hiking and
                                   Camping)


                                Birding (n=49)                                  49

            Camping in a motorhome (n=32)                                   46

Observing, feeding, or photographing wildlife
                                                                            46
            near home (n=132)

                  Hunting small game (n=43)                                43

                     Hunting big game (n=47)                               43

                          Pond fishing (n=31)                          40

  Outdoor natural product harvesting (n=20)                            40

              Camping in a fold down (n=14)                            39

                           Lake fishing (n=55)                        37
                                                                                                         Iowa residents
              Camping in a 5th wheel (n=24)                       32

               Fishing from the shore (n=56)                      32

  Taking trips or outings of at least 1 mile for
                                                                 28
                 wildlife (n=18)

                                 Hiking (n=85)                   28

                   Fishing from a boat (n=47)               25

                     Camping in a tent (n=29)               23

                Stream or river fishing (n=26)          21


                                                   0   20             40             60     80          100
                                                                       Percent            *Activities with n-values lower
                                                                                           than 10 not shown.
Iowa Survey for the State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP)                         185




              Q430, Q439. Percent who rate the availability of
               [activity] opportunities in Iowa as excellent.
                            (Motorized Activities)




 Driving for pleasure
                                              43
       (n=212)




       Motorboating
                                 20
         (n=30)
                                                                                     Iowa residents




      ATVing (n=35)         9




                        0       20       40             60         80               100
                                              Percent        *Activities with n-values lower
                                                              than 10 not shown.
186                                                                   Responsive Management




               Q430, Q439. Percent who rate the availability of
                 [activity] opportunities in Iowa as excellent.
              (Competitive Sports - Individual and Team Sports)




        Golf (n=115)                           52




Basketball (n=10)                     36




                                                                                   Iowa residents

      Soccer (n=11)              24




      Softball (n=18)       15




                        0   20        40             60          80               100
                                           Percent        *Activities with n-values lower
                                                           than 10 not shown.
Iowa Survey for the State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP)                               187




            Q430, Q439. Percent who rate the availability of
          [activity] opportunities in Iowa as excellent. (Water-
                            Related Activities)



 Swimming in public
   outdoor pools                                40
      (n=72)


 Pond fishing (n=31)                            40



 Lake fishing (n=55)                           37



    Fishing from the
                                          32
      shore (n=56)


       Swimming in
      natural waters                    29                                                 Iowa residents
          (n=44)


 Fishing from a boat
                                     25
       (n=47)


     Stream or river
                                   21
     fishing (n=26)


       Motorboating
                                20
         (n=30)


                       0      20               40             60         80               100
                                                    Percent        *Activities with n-values lower
                                                                    than 10 not shown.
188                                                                         Responsive Management




               Q430, Q439. Percent who rate the availability of
                [activity] opportunities in Iowa as excellent.
                                  (Fishing)




Pond fishing (n=31)                           40




 Lake fishing (n=55)                         37




      Fishing from the
                                        32
        shore (n=56)
                                                                                         Iowa residents




 Fishing from a boat
                                   25
       (n=47)




       Stream or river
                                  21
       fishing (n=26)



                         0   20              40             60         80               100
                                                  Percent        *Activities with n-values lower
                                                                  than 10 not shown.
Iowa Survey for the State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP)                             189




             Q430, Q439. Percent who rate the availability of
              [activity] opportunities in Iowa as excellent.
                                (Camping)




   Camping in a
                                                    46
 motorhome (n=32)




 Camping in a fold
                                             39
   down (n=14)




                                                                                         Iowa residents

  Camping in a 5th
                                        32
   wheel (n=24)




 Camping in a tent
                                   23
     (n=29)




                     0        20             40             60         80               100
                                                  Percent        *Activities with n-values lower
                                                                  than 10 not shown.
190                                                                                                   Responsive Management




                    Q430, Q439. Percent who rate the availability of
                     [activity] opportunities in Iowa as excellent or
                    good. (Asked of those who named the activity
                        among the top 2 activities in which they
                                  participated the most.)
                                              Golf (n=115)                                                            96
  Visiting entertainment facilities, such as multiplex fields
                           (n=45)
                                                                                                                  94
                         Camping in a motorhome (n=32)                                                            93
                                              Birding (n=49)                                                     90
                 Family oriented outdoor activities (n=211)                                                      89
                               Driving for pleasure (n=212)                                                   89
                Outdoor natural product harvesting (n=20)                                                    87
                                     Lake fishing (n=55)                                                     86
 Observing, feeding, or photographing wildlife near home
                         (n=132)
                                                                                                             86
                          Camping in a fold down (n=14)                                                     86
                                              Softball (n=18)                                               85
                      Trail use for physical fitness (n=130)                                                84
                                   Hunting big game (n=47)                                                  83
                                          Basketball (n=10)                                             81
                             Fishing from the shore (n=56)                                              81
                                 Fishing from a boat (n=47)                                            79
                                               Hiking (n=85)                                           79
                                                                                                                      Iowa residents
                 Swimming in public outdoor pools (n=72)                                               79
                                Hunting small game (n=43)                                              78
                              Stream or river fishing (n=26)                                           78
                                   Camping in a tent (n=29)                                            78
                                        Pond fishing (n=31)                                      69
                            Camping in a 5th wheel (n=24)                                       66
                                     Mountain biking (n=26)                                60
                                              Soccer (n=11)                                59
                                        Motorboating (n=30)                                59
                        Swimming in natural waters (n=44)                                54
                                   Horseback riding (n=27)                          49
            Using off-leash dog areas or dog parks (n=12)                           47
Taking trips or outings of at least 1 mile for wildlife (n=18)                 41
                                              ATVing (n=35)               33

                                                                 0   20   40             60           80          100
                                                                           Percent               *Activities with n-values lower
                                                                                                  than 10 not shown.
Iowa Survey for the State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP)                                                                  191




                   Q430, Q439. Percent who rate the availability of
                  [activity] opportunities in Iowa as poor. (Asked of
                    those who named the activity among the top 2
                    activities in which they participated the most.)

                                              ATVing (n=35)                             33
            Using off-leash dog areas or dog parks (n=12)                               32
                                   Horseback riding (n=27)                         17
                                     Mountain biking (n=26)                       14
Taking trips or outings of at least 1 mile for wildlife (n=18)                    13
                                Hunting small game (n=43)                        12
                            Camping in a 5th wheel (n=24)                     10
                        Swimming in natural waters (n=44)                     9
                                        Motorboating (n=30)                  9
                                 Fishing from a boat (n=47)                  8
                                   Camping in a tent (n=29)               6
                                          Basketball (n=10)               6
                                              Birding (n=49)             5
                Outdoor natural product harvesting (n=20)                5
                            Camping in a fold down (n=14)                5
                                        Pond fishing (n=31)           4
                          Camping in a motorhome (n=32)               4
                                               Hiking (n=85)          4                                               Iowa residents
                      Trail use for physical fitness (n=130)          3
                                         Lake fishing (n=55)          3
                             Fishing from the shore (n=56)           2
                                   Hunting big game (n=47)           1.3
                 Family oriented outdoor activities (n=211)          0.9
               Swimming in public outdoor pools (n=72)               0.9
 Observing, feeding, or photographing wildlife near home
                         (n=132)
                                                                     0.8
                             Driving for pleasure (n=212)            0.8
                                                Golf (n=115)         0.5
                                              Softball (n=18)        0.0
                                             Soccer (n=11)           0.0
  Visiting entertainment facilities, such as multiplex fields
                           (n=45)
                                                                     0.0
                             Stream or river fishing (n=26)          0.0

                                                                 0                 20    40       60     80          100
                                                                                             Percent   *Activities with n-values lower
                                                                                                        than 10 not shown.
192                                                                                                    Responsive Management




                   Q430, Q439. Percent who rate the availability of
                  [activity] opportunities in Iowa as poor. (Wildlife-
                  Related Activities, Including Hiking and Camping)


Taking trips or outings of at least 1 mile for wildlife (n=18)                    13

                                Hunting small game (n=43)                        12

                            Camping in a 5th wheel (n=24)                        10

                                 Fishing from a boat (n=47)                  8

                                   Camping in a tent (n=29)                  6

                                              Birding (n=49)             5

                Outdoor natural product harvesting (n=20)                5

                            Camping in a fold down (n=14)                5

                                        Pond fishing (n=31)              4
                                                                                                                    Iowa residents
                          Camping in a motorhome (n=32)                  4

                                               Hiking (n=85)             4

                                         Lake fishing (n=55)             3

                             Fishing from the shore (n=56)           2

                                   Hunting big game (n=47)           1

 Observing, feeding, or photographing wildlife near home
                         (n=132)
                                                                     1

                              Stream or river fishing (n=26)         0


                                                                 0                    20   40   60     80          100
                                                                                           Percent   *Activities with n-values lower
                                                                                                      than 10 not shown.
Iowa Survey for the State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP)                          193




             Q430, Q439. Percent who rate the availability of
           [activity] opportunities in Iowa as poor. (Motorized
                                 Activities)




      ATVing (n=35)                      33




       Motorboating
                                9
         (n=30)
                                                                                      Iowa residents




 Driving for pleasure
                            1
       (n=212)




                        0           20    40             60         80               100
                                               Percent        *Activities with n-values lower
                                                               than 10 not shown.
194                                                                      Responsive Management




               Q430, Q439. Percent who rate the availability of
                  [activity] opportunities in Iowa as poor.
              (Competitive Sports - Individual and Team Sports)




Basketball (n=10)               6




        Golf (n=115)        1




                                                                                      Iowa residents

      Softball (n=18)       0




      Soccer (n=11)         0




                        0           20   40             60          80               100
                                              Percent        *Activities with n-values lower
                                                              than 10 not shown.
Iowa Survey for the State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP)                            195




             Q430, Q439. Percent who rate the availability of
             [activity] opportunities in Iowa as poor. (Water-
                            Related Activities)


       Swimming in
      natural waters               9
          (n=44)


       Motorboating
                                   9
         (n=30)


 Fishing from a boat
                                   8
       (n=47)



 Pond fishing (n=31)           4




 Lake fishing (n=55)           3                                                        Iowa residents



    Fishing from the
                           2
      shore (n=56)


 Swimming in public
   outdoor pools           1
      (n=72)


     Stream or river
                           0
     fishing (n=26)


                       0               20   40             60         80               100
                                                 Percent        *Activities with n-values lower
                                                                 than 10 not shown.
196                                                                          Responsive Management




               Q430, Q439. Percent who rate the availability of
              [activity] opportunities in Iowa as poor. (Fishing)




 Fishing from a boat
                                     8
       (n=47)




Pond fishing (n=31)              4




 Lake fishing (n=55)             3

                                                                                          Iowa residents



      Fishing from the
                             2
        shore (n=56)




       Stream or river
                             0
       fishing (n=26)



                         0               20   40             60         80               100
                                                   Percent        *Activities with n-values lower
                                                                   than 10 not shown.
Iowa Survey for the State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP)                           197




             Q430, Q439. Percent who rate the availability of
           [activity] opportunities in Iowa as poor. (Camping)




  Camping in a 5th
                                 10
   wheel (n=24)




 Camping in a tent
                             6
     (n=29)




                                                                                       Iowa residents
 Camping in a fold
                         5
   down (n=14)




   Camping in a
                         4
 motorhome (n=32)




                     0                20   40             60         80               100
                                                Percent        *Activities with n-values lower
                                                                than 10 not shown.
198                                                                                                                    Responsive Management




                  Q430, Q439. Percent who rate the availability of
                  [activity] opportunities in Iowa as fair or poor.
                (Asked of those who named the activity among the
               top 2 activities in which they participated the most.)

                                              ATVing (n=35)                                                 53
                                   Horseback riding (n=27)                                                 48
Taking trips or outings of at least 1 mile for wildlife (n=18)                                         46
                        Swimming in natural waters (n=44)                                             43
            Using off-leash dog areas or dog parks (n=12)                                             42
                                        Motorboating (n=30)                                       41
                                              Soccer (n=11)                                       41
                                     Mountain biking (n=26)                                       40
                            Camping in a 5th wheel (n=24)                                   29
                                        Pond fishing (n=31)                                 27
                              Stream or river fishing (n=26)                           22
                                Hunting small game (n=43)                              22
                                 Fishing from a boat (n=47)                            21
                 Swimming in public outdoor pools (n=72)                               20
                                               Hiking (n=85)                           20
                                          Basketball (n=10)                           19
                                   Camping in a tent (n=29)                           18
                                   Hunting big game (n=47)                            17                                            Iowa residents
                             Fishing from the shore (n=56)                        15
                                              Softball (n=18)                     15
                            Camping in a fold down (n=14)                         14
                      Trail use for physical fitness (n=130)                     14
                Outdoor natural product harvesting (n=20)                        13
                                      Lake fishing (n=55)                        12
 Observing, feeding, or photographing wildlife near home
                         (n=132)
                                                                                 12
                             Driving for pleasure (n=212)                    10
                 Family oriented outdoor activities (n=211)                  9
                          Camping in a motorhome (n=32)                  7
                                              Birding (n=49)             5
                                              Golf (n=115)           3
  Visiting entertainment facilities, such as multiplex fields
                           (n=45)
                                                                     3

                                                                 0                20             40             60     80          100
                                                                                                 Percent             *Activities with n-values lower
                                                                                                                      than 10 not shown.
Iowa Survey for the State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP)                                                                             199




                Q432, Q441. Percent who rate the state's efforts to
                provide [activity] opportunities as excellent. (Asked
                 of those who named the activity among the top 2
                  activities in which they participated the most.)

                                              Soccer (n=11)                                             49
                      Trail use for physical fitness (n=130)                                       43
                                                Golf (n=115)                                      40
                Outdoor natural product harvesting (n=20)                                         40
                                         Lake fishing (n=55)                                  36
                 Swimming in public outdoor pools (n=72)                                     33
                          Camping in a motorhome (n=32)                                     32
                                Hunting big game (n=47)                                 30
 Observing, feeding, or photographing wildlife near home
                         (n=132)
                                                                                        28
                                     Pond fishing (n=31)                               27
                                              Softball (n=18)                          25
                             Fishing from the shore (n=56)                             25
                            Camping in a fold down (n=14)                          24
                               Driving for pleasure (n=212)                        24
                 Family oriented outdoor activities (n=211)                        23
                                 Fishing from a boat (n=47)                        22
                                              Birding (n=49)                      21
                                     Mountain biking (n=26)                       21                                             Iowa residents
                            Camping in a 5th wheel (n=24)                         20
                                               Hiking (n=85)                      20
                                Hunting small game (n=43)                         19
                      Swimming in natural waters (n=44)                       18
  Visiting entertainment facilities, such as multiplex fields
                           (n=45)
                                                                              17
                                        Motorboating (n=30)                   17
                                   Camping in a tent (n=29)                  15
                                   Horseback riding (n=27)                   13
                                          Basketball (n=10)              11
Taking trips or outings of at least 1 mile for wildlife (n=18)           11
                              Stream or river fishing (n=26)             10
                                              ATVing (n=35)              9
            Using off-leash dog areas or dog parks (n=12)            6

                                                                 0           20              40              60     80          100
                                                                                                 Percent          *Activities with n-values lower
                                                                                                                   than 10 not shown.
200                                                                                                  Responsive Management




                 Q432, Q441. Percent who rate the state's efforts to
                    provide [activity] opportunities as excellent.
                  (Wildlife-Related Activities, Including Hiking and
                                       Camping)


                Outdoor natural product harvesting (n=20)                                40

                                         Lake fishing (n=55)                          36

                          Camping in a motorhome (n=32)                             32

                                   Hunting big game (n=47)                       30

 Observing, feeding, or photographing wildlife near home
                         (n=132)
                                                                                28

                                        Pond fishing (n=31)                     27

                             Fishing from the shore (n=56)                     25

                            Camping in a fold down (n=14)                   24

                                 Fishing from a boat (n=47)                22
                                                                                                                  Iowa residents
                                              Birding (n=49)               21

                            Camping in a 5th wheel (n=24)                 20

                                               Hiking (n=85)              20

                                Hunting small game (n=43)                 19

                                   Camping in a tent (n=29)           15

Taking trips or outings of at least 1 mile for wildlife (n=18)       11

                              Stream or river fishing (n=26)         10


                                                                 0    20             40       60     80          100
                                                                                         Percent   *Activities with n-values lower
                                                                                                    than 10 not shown.
Iowa Survey for the State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP)                          201




           Q432, Q441. Percent who rate the state's efforts to
             provide [activity] opportunities as excellent.
                        (Motorized Activities)




 Driving for pleasure
                                     24
       (n=212)




       Motorboating
                                17
         (n=30)
                                                                                      Iowa residents




      ATVing (n=35)         9




                        0       20        40             60         80               100
                                               Percent        *Activities with n-values lower
                                                               than 10 not shown.
202                                                                        Responsive Management




             Q432, Q441. Percent who rate the state's efforts to
                provide [activity] opportunities as excellent.
             (Competitive Sports - Individual and Team Sports)




      Soccer (n=11)                                49




        Golf (n=115)                        40




                                                                                        Iowa residents

      Softball (n=18)                 25




Basketball (n=10)           11




                        0        20        40             60          80               100
                                                Percent        *Activities with n-values lower
                                                                than 10 not shown.
Iowa Survey for the State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP)                                203




           Q432, Q441. Percent who rate the state's efforts to
          provide [activity] opportunities as excellent. (Water-
                            Related Activities)




 Lake fishing (n=55)                            36


 Swimming in public
   outdoor pools                               33
      (n=72)


 Pond fishing (n=31)                      27



    Fishing from the
                                      25
      shore (n=56)


 Fishing from a boat                                                                        Iowa residents
                                     22
       (n=47)


       Swimming in
      natural waters            18
          (n=44)


       Motorboating
                                17
         (n=30)


     Stream or river
                           10
     fishing (n=26)


                       0        20              40             60         80               100
                                                     Percent        *Activities with n-values lower
                                                                     than 10 not shown.
204                                                                             Responsive Management




             Q432, Q441. Percent who rate the state's efforts to
               provide [activity] opportunities as excellent.
                                  (Fishing)




 Lake fishing (n=55)                             36




Pond fishing (n=31)                         27




      Fishing from the
                                        25
        shore (n=56)
                                                                                             Iowa residents




 Fishing from a boat
                                       22
       (n=47)




       Stream or river
                             10
       fishing (n=26)



                         0        20             40             60         80               100
                                                      Percent        *Activities with n-values lower
                                                                      than 10 not shown.
Iowa Survey for the State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP)                             205




           Q432, Q441. Percent who rate the state's efforts to
             provide [activity] opportunities as excellent.
                               (Camping)




   Camping in a
                                        32
 motorhome (n=32)




 Camping in a fold
                                   24
   down (n=14)




                                                                                         Iowa residents

  Camping in a 5th
                                  20
   wheel (n=24)




 Camping in a tent
                             15
     (n=29)




                     0        20             40             60         80               100
                                                  Percent        *Activities with n-values lower
                                                                  than 10 not shown.
206                                                                                                 Responsive Management




                 Q432, Q441. Percent who rate the state's efforts to
                  provide [activity] opportunities as excellent or
                   good. (Asked of those who named the activity
                     among the top 2 activities in which they
                              participated the most.)

                            Camping in a fold down (n=14)                                                    90
  Visiting entertainment facilities, such as multiplex fields
                            (n=45)
                                                                                                            88
                 Family oriented outdoor activities (n=211)                                                86
                Outdoor natural product harvesting (n=20)                                                  86
                             Fishing from the shore (n=56)                                                 86
                                              Softball (n=18)                                             85
                      Trail use for physical fitness (n=130)                                              84
                                               Hiking (n=85)                                            81
                          Camping in a motorhome (n=32)                                                 81
                               Driving for pleasure (n=212)                                             81
                                         Lake fishing (n=55)                                            81
                                                Golf (n=115)                                           79
                 Swimming in public outdoor pools (n=72)                                               79
                                   Hunting big game (n=47)                                           74
                                   Camping in a tent (n=29)                                         72
                                 Fishing from a boat (n=47)                                        71
                              Stream or river fishing (n=26)                                       70          Iowa      residents
                             Hunting small game (n=43)                                            69
 Observing, feeding, or photographing wildlife near home
                         (n=132)
                                                                                                  69
                                    Motorboating (n=30)                                           68
                                          Basketball (n=10)                                     66
                        Swimming in natural waters (n=44)                                      63
                            Camping in a 5th wheel (n=24)                                      63
                                     Mountain biking (n=26)                                    63
                                              Birding (n=49)                                  61
                                        Pond fishing (n=31)                                  59
                                              Soccer (n=11)                            49
                                   Horseback riding (n=27)                        41
            Using off-leash dog areas or dog parks (n=12)                       37
Taking trips or outings of at least 1 mile for wildlife (n=18)                 34
                                              ATVing (n=35)               28

                                                                 0   20        40           60      80          100
                                                                                Percent           *Activities with n-values lower
                                                                                                   than 10 not shown.
Iowa Survey for the State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP)                                                                          207




                 Q432, Q441. Percent who rate the state's efforts to
                 provide [activity] opportunities as poor. (Asked of
                   those who named the activity among the top 2
                   activities in which they participated the most.)

            Using off-leash dog areas or dog parks (n=12)                                                53
                                              ATVing (n=35)                                     31
Taking trips or outings of at least 1 mile for wildlife (n=18)                             20
                                   Horseback riding (n=27)                                17
                                     Mountain biking (n=26)                          14
                                   Camping in a tent (n=29)                          12
                                              Softball (n=18)                    12
                                          Basketball (n=10)                      11
                                              Soccer (n=11)                      11
                                Hunting small game (n=43)                        10
                                 Fishing from a boat (n=47)                      9
                                        Motorboating (n=30)                  7
                Outdoor natural product harvesting (n=20)                5
                            Camping in a 5th wheel (n=24)                5
                                              Birding (n=49)             4
                                                Golf (n=115)             4
                                               Hiking (n=85)         3
                        Swimming in natural waters (n=44)            3                                                        Iowa residents
                             Driving for pleasure (n=212)            3
 Observing, feeding, or photographing wildlife near home
                         (n=132)
                                                                     3
                    Trail use for physical fitness (n=130)           3
                                   Hunting big game (n=47)           3
                          Camping in a motorhome (n=32)              2
                 Swimming in public outdoor pools (n=72)             1
                 Family oriented outdoor activities (n=211)          1
                             Fishing from the shore (n=56)           0
                                        Lake fishing (n=55)          0
  Visiting entertainment facilities, such as multiplex fields
                           (n=45)
                                                                     0
                                        Pond fishing (n=31)          0
                              Stream or river fishing (n=26)         0
                            Camping in a fold down (n=14)            0

                                                                 0                    20         40       60     80          100
                                                                                                     Percent   *Activities with n-values lower
                                                                                                                than 10 not shown.
208                                                                                                    Responsive Management




                 Q432, Q441. Percent who rate the state's efforts to
                 provide [activity] opportunities as poor. (Wildlife-
                 Related Activities, Including Hiking and Camping)


Taking trips or outings of at least 1 mile for wildlife (n=18)                        20

                                   Camping in a tent (n=29)                      12

                                Hunting small game (n=43)                    10

                                 Fishing from a boat (n=47)                  9

                Outdoor natural product harvesting (n=20)                5

                            Camping in a 5th wheel (n=24)                5

                                              Birding (n=49)             4

                                               Hiking (n=85)             3

 Observing, feeding, or photographing wildlife near home
                         (n=132)
                                                                         3
                                                                                                                    Iowa residents
                                   Hunting big game (n=47)           3

                          Camping in a motorhome (n=32)              2

                             Fishing from the shore (n=56)           0

                                         Lake fishing (n=55)         0

                                        Pond fishing (n=31)          0

                              Stream or river fishing (n=26)         0

                            Camping in a fold down (n=14)            0


                                                                 0                20       40   60     80          100
                                                                                           Percent   *Activities with n-values lower
                                                                                                      than 10 not shown.
Iowa Survey for the State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP)                              209




           Q432, Q441. Percent who rate the state's efforts to
           provide [activity] opportunities as poor. (Motorized
                                Activities)




      ATVing (n=35)                      31




       Motorboating
                                7
         (n=30)
                                                                                          Iowa residents




 Driving for pleasure
                            3
       (n=212)




                        0           20        40             60         80               100
                                                   Percent        *Activities with n-values lower
                                                                   than 10 not shown.
210                                                                       Responsive Management




             Q432, Q441. Percent who rate the state's efforts to
                 provide [activity] opportunities as poor.
             (Competitive Sports - Individual and Team Sports)




      Softball (n=18)           12




Basketball (n=10)               11




                                                                                       Iowa residents

      Soccer (n=11)             11




        Golf (n=115)        4




                        0            20   40             60          80               100
                                               Percent        *Activities with n-values lower
                                                               than 10 not shown.
Iowa Survey for the State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP)                                211




           Q432, Q441. Percent who rate the state's efforts to
            provide [activity] opportunities as poor. (Water-
                            Related Activities)



 Fishing from a boat
                                       9
       (n=47)


       Motorboating
                                   7
         (n=30)


       Swimming in
      natural waters           3
          (n=44)

 Swimming in public
   outdoor pools           1
      (n=72)


    Fishing from the
                           0                                                                Iowa residents
      shore (n=56)



 Lake fishing (n=55)       0




 Pond fishing (n=31)       0



     Stream or river
                           0
     fishing (n=26)


                       0                   20   40             60         80               100
                                                     Percent        *Activities with n-values lower
                                                                     than 10 not shown.
212                                                                      Responsive Management




             Q432, Q441. Percent who rate the state's efforts to
             provide [activity] opportunities as poor. (Fishing)




 Fishing from a boat
                                 9
       (n=47)




      Fishing from the
                             0
        shore (n=56)




 Lake fishing (n=55)         0

                                                                                      Iowa residents




Pond fishing (n=31)          0




       Stream or river
                             0
       fishing (n=26)



                         0           20   40             60         80               100
                                               Percent        *Activities with n-values lower
                                                               than 10 not shown.
Iowa Survey for the State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP)                           213




          Q432, Q441. Percent who rate the state's efforts to
          provide [activity] opportunities as poor. (Camping)




 Camping in a tent
                                 12
     (n=29)




  Camping in a 5th
                             5
   wheel (n=24)




                                                                                       Iowa residents
   Camping in a
                         2
 motorhome (n=32)




 Camping in a fold
                         0
   down (n=14)




                     0                20   40             60         80               100
                                                Percent        *Activities with n-values lower
                                                                than 10 not shown.
214                                                                                                          Responsive Management




                Q432, Q441. Percent who rate the state's efforts to
                  provide [activity] opportunities as fair or poor.
                (Asked of those who named the activity among the
               top 2 activities in which they participated the most.)

            Using off-leash dog areas or dog parks (n=12)                                             63
                                              ATVing (n=35)                                          59
Taking trips or outings of at least 1 mile for wildlife (n=18)                                  53
                                              Soccer (n=11)                                    51
                                   Horseback riding (n=27)                                     50
                                     Mountain biking (n=26)                               37
                        Swimming in natural waters (n=44)                                37
                                          Basketball (n=10)                              34
                            Camping in a 5th wheel (n=24)                            32
                                        Motorboating (n=30)                          32
                                Hunting small game (n=43)                           29
                                   Camping in a tent (n=29)                         28
                                 Fishing from a boat (n=47)                     27
                                              Birding (n=49)                    26
                              Stream or river fishing (n=26)                    25
                                        Pond fishing (n=31)                    23
                                   Hunting big game (n=47)                     22
                                         Lake fishing (n=55)              17                                              Iowa residents
                                               Hiking (n=85)              17
                 Swimming in public outdoor pools (n=72)                  16
                               Driving for pleasure (n=212)               15
                          Camping in a motorhome (n=32)                   15
                                              Softball (n=18)             15
                      Trail use for physical fitness (n=130)          14
                Outdoor natural product harvesting (n=20)             14
                                                Golf (n=115)          13
                 Family oriented outdoor activities (n=211)           12
                            Fishing from the shore (n=56)            12
 Observing, feeding, or photographing wildlife near home
                          (n=132)
                                                                     11
                           Camping in a fold down (n=14)             10
  Visiting entertainment facilities, such as multiplex fields
                           (n=45)
                                                                     10

                                                                 0        20             40     60           80          100
                                                                                          Percent          *Activities with n-values lower
                                                                                                            than 10 not shown.
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               Q537. In general, do you feel participating in
              outdoor recreational activities in Iowa is safe or
                                 unsafe?




       Safe                                                      93




    Unsafe        2                                                       Iowa residents




 Don't know           5




              0           20      40         60         80        100
                                Percent (n=1009)
216                                                        Responsive Management




                Q537. In general, do you feel participating in
               outdoor recreational activities in Iowa is safe or
                                  unsafe?




                                                      96

        Safe                                     91

                                                 90




                   1
                                                               Eastern (n=340)
      Unsafe       2                                           Central (n=333)
                                                               Western (n=336)
                   3




                   3

Don't know             7

                       7




               0           20   40     60   80    100
                                 Percent
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PERCEIVED PRIORITIES OF AGENCIES AND
ORGANIZATIONS THAT PROVIDE OUTDOOR RECREATION
   The survey asked Iowa residents five questions about the priorities of the IDNR, and all had
   close results: 44% said that building park and recreation facilities should be a high priority,
   followed by acquiring open space (40%), acquiring natural areas (39%), increasing access for
   water-based recreation (38%), and acquiring wetlands (35%). Note that every effort had a
   greater percentage saying it should be a high priority than saying it should be a low priority.



                     Q544-548. Percent who think the following should
                              be a high priority for the IDNR.




                    Q548. Building park and
                                                              44
                      recreation facilities




             Q547. Acquiring open space for
                                                          40
              outdoor recreation activities




                                                                                   Iowa residents
            Q545. Acquiring natural areas for
                                                          39
              outdoor recreation activities




               Q544. Increasing access for
              natural water-based recreation              38
                       opportunities




              Q546. Acquiring wetland areas              35




                                                0   20   40        60   80   100
                                                         Percent
218                                                                         Responsive Management




             Q544-548. Percent who think the following should
                be a high or medium priority for the IDNR.




             Q548. Building park and
                                                                 81
               recreation facilities




        Q544. Increasing access for
       natural water-based recreation                            80
                opportunities



                                                                                Iowa residents
  Q545. Acquiring natural areas for
                                                                 78
    outdoor recreation activities




      Q547. Acquiring open space for
                                                                77
       outdoor recreation activities




      Q546. Acquiring wetland areas                        66




                                        0   20   40   60        80    100
                                                 Percent
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           Q544-548. Percent who think the following should
                    be a low priority for the IDNR.




    Q546. Acquiring wetland areas              25




   Q547. Acquiring open space for
                                          17
    outdoor recreation activities




                                                                          Iowa residents
  Q545. Acquiring natural areas for
                                          17
    outdoor recreation activities




     Q544. Increasing access for
    natural water-based recreation        17
             opportunities




          Q548. Building park and
                                          16
            recreation facilities



                                      0   20        40   60   80   100
                                                    Percent
220                                                                         Responsive Management




             Q544-548. Percent who think the following should
                      be a high priority for the IDNR.




                                                      42
             Q548. Building park and
                                                       46
               recreation facilities
                                                       46



                                                  38
      Q547. Acquiring open space for
                                                      43
       outdoor recreation activities
                                                  38
                                                                             Eastern (n=340)


                                                  38                         Central (n=333)
  Q545. Acquiring natural areas for
                                                  39
    outdoor recreation activities                                            Western (n=336)
                                                      40



                                                  38
        Q544. Increasing access for
       natural water-based recreation             38
                opportunities                     40



                                                  37

      Q546. Acquiring wetland areas              32
                                                 33



                                        0   20   40         60   80   100
                                                 Percent
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           Q544-548. Percent who think the following should
              be a high or medium priority for the IDNR.




                                                               80
          Q548. Building park and
                                                               80
            recreation facilities
                                                                   85



                                                               79
     Q544. Increasing access for
    natural water-based recreation                             80
             opportunities                                     81
                                                                          Eastern (n=340)


                                                               78         Central (n=333)
  Q545. Acquiring natural areas for
                                                               78
    outdoor recreation activities                                         Western (n=336)
                                                               78



                                                              75
   Q547. Acquiring open space for
                                                               80
    outdoor recreation activities
                                                              74



                                                         66

    Q546. Acquiring wetland areas                        66
                                                         68



                                      0   20   40   60        80    100
                                               Percent
222                                                                         Responsive Management




             Q544-548. Percent who think the following should
                      be a low priority for the IDNR.




                                                  25

      Q546. Acquiring wetland areas               25
                                                  26



                                             18
      Q547. Acquiring open space for
                                             16
       outdoor recreation activities
                                                 20
                                                                             Eastern (n=340)


                                             17                              Central (n=333)
  Q545. Acquiring natural areas for
                                             17
    outdoor recreation activities                                            Western (n=336)
                                             17



                                             17
        Q544. Increasing access for
       natural water-based recreation        17
                opportunities               15



                                             18
             Q548. Building park and
                                             17
               recreation facilities
                                            12



                                        0   20         40   60   80   100
                                                       Percent
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CONSTRAINTS TO AND INCENTIVES FOR PARTICIPATION
IN ACTIVITIES
   Graphs are included showing the percent of various recreationists who said that various
   constraints took away from their enjoyment or caused them to not go as often as they would
   have liked. No cumulative graph is included showing the top constraints, as they depend on
   the type of activity. Important constraints about which the IDNR has at least some control
   include cost to participate, travel time, difficulty getting information, inadequate facilities,
   not enough opportunities, and crowding (such things as gas prices, time, age/health, and
   weather are outside of IDNR control). Indeed, many of the important constraints are
   social/psychological. Note that for nearly all activities, a majority of respondents said that
   nothing takes away from their enjoyment or causes them to participate less.
   • The activities for which cost to participate is an important constraint (that took away from
       their enjoyment or caused them to not go as often as they would have liked) include
       camping in a fold down (10% cited cost to participate as a constraint), motorboating
       (8%), camping in a motorhome (7%), and golf (7%).
   • The activities for which travel distance or travel time is an important constraint include
       horseback riding (19%) and ATVing (6%).
   • The activity for which difficulty finding information is an important constraint is
       basketball (6%).
   • The activities for which inadequacy of facilities is an important constraint include soccer
       (11%), camping in a 5th wheel (7%), camping in a tent (6%), and stream or river fishing
       (6%).
   • The activities for which not enough opportunities is an important constraint include using
       off-leash dog areas (25%), ATVing (23%), and camping in a fold down (13%).
   • The activities for which crowding is an important constraint include motorboating (16%),
       camping in a fold down (14%), swimming in public outdoor pools (11%), and camping in
       a motorhome (10%).
   • The activities with the best ratings, according to the percentages who said that nothing
       takes away from their enjoyment or prevents them from going as often as they would
       like, are soccer (89% said nothing takes away from this activity), visiting entertainment
       facilities such as multiplex fields (85% said nothing), wildlife viewing near home (84%),
       softball (82%), hiking (80%), birding (79%), harvesting natural products (78%), and
       family-oriented activities (78%).
224                                                                          Responsive Management


      Graphs are included showing the percent of various recreationists who said that various
      barriers were the main reasons that they did not participate at all. Again, no cumulative
      graph is included showing the top barriers, as they depend on the type of activity. Important
      barriers about which the IDNR has at least some control include cost of equipment, cost to
      participate, travel time, difficulty finding information, and not enough opportunities (such
      things as gas prices, time, age/health, and weather are outside of IDNR control). Again,
      many of the important constraints are social/psychological.
      •   Cost of equipment/start-up cost was an important barrier to snowmobiling (47% of those
          who did not participate but expressed interest named this as a constraint), fishing from a
          boat (39%), camping in a motorhome (33%), mountain biking (32%), ATVing (31%),
          and sailing (30%).
      •   Cost to participate was an important barrier to camper cabin use (11% of those who did
          not participate but expressed interest named this as a constraint), rock climbing (10%),
          motorboating (9%), ATVing (8%), and snowmobiling (7%).
      •   Travel time/distance was an important barrier to canoeing/kayaking (14% of those who
          did not participate but expressed interest named this as a constraint), trout stream fishing
          (12%), camper cabin use (11%), and modern cabin use (10%).
      •   Difficulty finding information was an important barrier to rock climbing (33% of those
          who did not participate but expressed interest named this as a constraint), using off-leash
          dog areas (28%), and a natural resource festival or event (25%).
      •   Not enough opportunities for the activity was an important barrier to target rifle shooting
          (38% of those who did not participate but expressed interest named this as a constraint),
          pond fishing (36%), sailing (36%), and horseback riding (33%).


      When asked what would encourage them to participate more actively in outdoor recreation in
      Iowa, residents most often said nothing (37%) would encourage more participation, closely
      followed by more free time (30%)—a constraint that is outside of IDNR’s control. Other
      answers with percentages of 5% or more are more opportunities/more access and/or facilities
      (9%), injury recovery/better health (8%), and more information about activities (5%).
Iowa Survey for the State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP)                          225


   Iowa residents overwhelmingly (89%) say that they know where recreational facilities are
   located in Iowa; this, therefore, does not appear to be a great constraint.


   There appears to be some concern that outdoor recreational activities may have a negative
   impact on Iowa’s natural areas and places: 12% of residents are very concerned and another
   42% are somewhat concerned (for a total of 54% concerned) about the impact of outdoor
   recreation on Iowa’s natural areas or places. Furthermore, 46% say outdoor recreational
   activities have a minor impact and another 6% say they have a major impact on Iowa’s
   natural areas or places. This could be a potential constraint to participation among some
   people. Those activities most commonly seen as having an impact on natural areas are
   ATVing, boating, snowmobiling, hunting, and camping. Most often, those who named an
   activity as having an impact did not participate in that activity. Camping was the only
   activity named as having a negative impact that had a substantial percentage of participants
   saying that it has a negative impact. (These graphs are shown in the section of this report
   titled, “Attitudes Toward the Environment, Natural Resources, and Green Space in Iowa, and
   the Perceived Impact of Activities on Natural Areas.”)
226                                                                                       Responsive Management




                               Q435, Q444. Percent who named cost of equipment /
                               start-up costs among things that took away from the
                              quality of their experience or caused them not to go as
                              much as they would like for [activity]. (Asked of those
                               who named the activity among the top 2 activities in
                                          which they participated the most.)




                              Motorboating
                                                      4
                                (n=30)
 Multiple Responses Allowed




                                                                                                      Iowa residents
                              Hunting small
                                                  4
                              game (n=43)




                              Golf (n=115)        2




                                              0           20   40             60   80             100
                                                                    Percent         *Activities with n-values lower
                                                                                     than 10 not shown.
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                                 Q435, Q444. Percent who named cost to participate
                                among things that took away from the quality of their
                                experience or caused them not to go as much as they
                                 would like for [activity]. (Asked of those who named
                                 the activity among the top 2 activities in which they
                                                 participated the most.)



                                 Camping in a fold down (n=14)                 10

                                           Motorboating (n=30)                 8

                                Camping in a motorhome (n=32)                  7

                                                   Golf (n=115)            7
 Multiple Responses Allowed




                                 Camping in a 5th wheel (n=24)             5

                                            Lake fishing (n=55)            5
                               Swimming in public outdoor pools                                               Iowa residents
                                                                           4
                                           (n=72)
                                        Horseback riding (n=27)            4

                                     Fishing from a boat (n=47)        3

                              Swimming in natural waters (n=44)        2

                                       Hunting big game (n=47)         2

                                                 ATVing (n=35)         2

                                    Driving for pleasure (n=212)       1
                                    Observing, feeding, or
                                                                       1
                               photographing wildlife near home

                                                                   0               20   40   60   80      100
                                                                                        Percent    *Activities with n-values lower
                                                                                                    than 10 not shown.
228                                                                                               Responsive Management




                                Q435, Q444. Percent who named distance / travel time
                                among things that took away from the quality of their
                                experience or caused them not to go as much as they
                                 would like for [activity]. (Asked of those who named
                                 the activity among the top 2 activities in which they
                                                 participated the most.)



                                       Horseback riding (n=27)                    19


                                                 ATVing (n=35)               6


                                           Motorboating (n=30)           4
 Multiple Responses Allowed




                              Camping in a motorhome (n=32)              4

                              Taking a trip of at least 1 mile for                                           Iowa residents
                                                                         3
                                       wildlife (n=18)

                                    Fishing from a boat (n=47)           2

                                Using trails for physical fitness
                                                                         2
                                            (n=130)

                                   Driving for pleasure (n=212)          2

                              Family oriented outdoor activities
                                                                         1
                                           (n=211)

                                                    Golf (n=115)         1


                                                                     0           20    40   60   80     100
                                                                                       Percent    *Activities with n-values lower
                                                                                                   than 10 not shown.
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                                 Q435, Q444. Percent who named difficulty of finding
                                information about where to go among things that took
                                  away from the quality of their experience or caused
                               them not to go as much as they would like for [activity].
                              (Asked of those who named the activity among the top 2
                                    activities in which they participated the most.)



                              Basketball (n=10)                 6


                              Taking a trip of at
                               least 1 mile for             3
                                wildlife (n=18)
 Multiple Responses Allowed




                                   Lake fishing
                                                        2
                                     (n=55)

                                                                                                       Iowa residents
                                  Hiking (n=85)         1



                                 Fishing from a
                                                        1
                                  boat (n=47)

                                Using trails for
                                physical fitness        1
                                   (n=130)

                               Family oriented
                              outdoor activities        1
                                  (n=211)

                                                    0               20   40     60   80            100
                                                                          Percent     *Activities with n-values lower
                                                                                       than 10 not shown.
230                                                                                                               Responsive Management




                                 Q435, Q444. Percent who named inadequate facilities
                                 among things that took away from the quality of their
                                 experience or caused them not to go as much as they
                                  would like for [activity]. (Asked of those who named
                                  the activity among the top 2 activities in which they
                                                  participated the most.)


                                                                  Soccer (n=11)                  11

                                                Camping in a 5th wheel (n=24)                7

                                                      Camping in a tent (n=29)               6

                                                 Stream or river fishing (n=26)              6
 Multiple Responses Allowed




                                                       Horseback riding (n=27)           5

                                                        Mountain biking (n=26)           4
                                                                                                                             Iowa residents
                                              Camping in a motorhome (n=32)              4

                              Taking a trip of at least 1 mile for wildlife (n=18)       3

                                      Visiting entertainment facilities, such as
                                                multiplex fields (n=45)
                                                                                         2

                                    Family oriented outdoor activities (n=211)           2

                                                           Motorboating (n=30)           2

                                       Using trails for physical fitness (n=130)         2

                                     Swimming in public outdoor pools (n=72)             1


                                                                                     0            20   40   60   80      100
                                                                                                       Percent    *Activities with n-values lower
                                                                                                                   than 10 not shown.
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                                      Q435, Q444. Percent who named not enough
                                  opportunities for the activity (e.g., lack of access,
                               facilities) among things that took away from the quality
                                of their experience or caused them not to go as much
                                 as they would like for [activity]. (Asked of those who
                                named the activity among the top 2 activities in which
                                              they participated the most.)

                              Using off-leash dog areas or dog parks (n=12)                           25
                                                              ATVing (n=35)                           23
                                             Camping in a fold down (n=14)                       13
                                             Camping in a 5th wheel (n=24)                   9
                                                    Horseback riding (n=27)                  8
                                                   Hunting big game (n=47)               7
                                                     Mountain biking (n=26)              7
 Multiple Responses Allowed




                                         Swimming in natural waters (n=44)               6
                                                              Softball (n=18)            6
                                 Outdoor natural product harvesting (n=20)               5
                                                                                                                                  Iowa residents
                                                        Motorboating (n=30)              4
                                                 Fishing from a boat (n=47)          4
                                                 Hunting small game (n=43)           4
                                  Family oriented outdoor activities (n=211)         3
                                              Fishing from the shore (n=56)          3
                                     Using trails for physical fitness (n=130)       2
                                           Camping in a motorhome (n=32)             2
                                                   Camping in a tent (n=29)          2
                                                                Golf (n=115)         2
                                   Swimming in public outdoor pools (n=72)           2
                                                Driving for pleasure (n=212)         1
                                                        Lake fishing (n=55)          1
                               Observing, feeding, or photographing wildlife
                                           near home (n=132)
                                                                                     1

                                                                                 0               20        40   60   80      100
                                                                                                                      *Activities with n-values lower
                                                                                                           Percent
                                                                                                                       than 10 not shown.
232                                                                                                               Responsive Management




                                   Q435, Q444. Percent who named crowding among
                                     things that took away from the quality of their
                                 experience or caused them not to go as much as they
                                  would like for [activity]. (Asked of those who named
                                  the activity among the top 2 activities in which they
                                                  participated the most.)


                                                           Motorboating (n=30)                    16
                                                Camping in a fold down (n=14)                     14
                                     Swimming in public outdoor pools (n=72)                     11
                                              Camping in a motorhome (n=32)                      10
                              Taking a trip of at least 1 mile for wildlife (n=18)           7
                                                 Fishing from the shore (n=56)               7
 Multiple Responses Allowed




                                                    Fishing from a boat (n=47)               5
                                                            Lake fishing (n=55)              5
                                                                                                                             Iowa residents
                                                      Camping in a tent (n=29)           4
                                                    Hunting small game (n=43)            4
                                    Family oriented outdoor activities (n=211)           3
                                                Camping in a 5th wheel (n=24)            3
                                                      Hunting big game (n=47)            3
                                           Swimming in natural waters (n=44)             2
                                      Visiting entertainment facilities, such as
                                                multiplex fields (n=45)
                                                                                         2
                                                   Driving for pleasure (n=212)          2
                                                                    Golf (n=115)         1
                                       Using trails for physical fitness (n=130)         1

                                                                                     0            20   40   60   80      100
                                                                                                       Percent    *Activities with n-values lower
                                                                                                                   than 10 not shown.
Iowa Survey for the State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP)                                                                233




                                 Q435, Q444. Percent who named gas prices among
                                    things that took away from the quality of their
                                experience or caused them not to go as much as they
                                 would like for [activity]. (Asked of those who named
                                 the activity among the top 2 activities in which they
                                                 participated the most.)



                                       Driving for pleasure (n=212)                  19

                                               Motorboating (n=30)              8

                                       Hunting small game (n=43)                5

                                    Camping in a 5th wheel (n=24)               5
 Multiple Responses Allowed




                                  Camping in a motorhome (n=32)             4

                                                                                                                Iowa residents
                                                Lake fishing (n=55)         3

                                     Stream or river fishing (n=26)         3

                                        Fishing from a boat (n=47)          2

                              Visiting entertainment facilities, such
                                                                            2
                                     as multiplex fields (n=45)
                                  Family oriented outdoor activities
                                                                            2
                                                (n=211)

                                          Hunting big game (n=47)           1

                                                       Golf (n=115)         1


                                                                        0           20    40   60   80      100
                                                                                          Percent    *Activities with n-values lower
                                                                                                      than 10 not shown.
234                                                                                                            Responsive Management




                                  Q435, Q444. Percent who named health / age / injury
                                 among things that took away from the quality of their
                                 experience or caused them not to go as much as they
                                  would like for [activity]. (Asked of those who named
                                  the activity among the top 2 activities in which they
                                                  participated the most.)

                                                         Basketball (n=10)                     13
                                                       Pond fishing (n=31)                     12
                              Observing, feeding, or photographing wildlife
                                          near home (n=132)
                                                                                           8
                                             Stream or river fishing (n=26)                8
                                              Driving for pleasure (n=212)             7
                                                            Softball (n=18)            7
 Multiple Responses Allowed




                                                  Horseback riding (n=27)              6
                                Outdoor natural product harvesting (n=20)              6
                                   Using trails for physical fitness (n=130)           5
                                                            Birding (n=49)         4                                       Iowa residents
                                 Family oriented outdoor activities (n=211)        4
                                               Hunting small game (n=43)           4
                                                       Lake fishing (n=55)         3
                                                              Golf (n=115)         3
                                             Fishing from the shore (n=56)         3
                                                   Mountain biking (n=26)          3
                                          Camping in a motorhome (n=32)            2
                                                             Hiking (n=85)         1
                                                 Hunting big game (n=47)           1
                                 Swimming in public outdoor pools (n=72)           1

                                                                               0               20   40   60   80      100
                                                                                                    Percent    *Activities with n-values lower
                                                                                                                than 10 not shown.
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                                   Q435, Q444. Percent who named low water levels /
                              drought among things that took away from the quality of
                                their experience or caused them not to go as much as
                              they would like for [activity]. (Asked of those who named
                                  the activity among the top 2 activities in which they
                                                 participated the most.)




                               Motorboating (n=30)             15




                               Swimming in natural
                                                           3
 Multiple Responses Allowed




                                 waters (n=44)




                                                                                                          Iowa residents
                                  Camping in a tent
                                      (n=29)
                                                           2




                                Fishing from a boat
                                      (n=47)
                                                           1




                              Observing, feeding, or
                              photographing wildlife       1
                               near home (n=132)




                                                       0       20   40             60   80            100
                                                                         Percent         *Activities with n-values lower
                                                                                          than 10 not shown.
236                                                                                          Responsive Management




                                Q435, Q444. Percent who named natural annoyances
                               (e.g., bugs, pollen) among things that took away from
                              the quality of their experience or caused them not to go
                              as much as they would like for [activity]. (Asked of those
                                who named the activity among the top 2 activities in
                                         which they participated the most.)



                                 Pond fishing (n=31)              4




                              Using trails for physical
                                  fitness (n=130)
                                                              3
 Multiple Responses Allowed




                               Stream or river fishing
                                      (n=26)
                                                              3
                                                                                                         Iowa residents


                              Family oriented outdoor
                                activities (n=211)
                                                              2




                                    Camping in a
                                  motorhome (n=32)
                                                              2




                               Fishing from the shore
                                       (n=56)
                                                              2



                                                          0           20   40     60   80            100
                                                                            Percent     *Activities with n-values lower
                                                                                         than 10 not shown.
Iowa Survey for the State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP)                                                     237




                                 Q435, Q444. Percent who named having no one to go
                                 with among things that took away from the quality of
                                their experience or caused them not to go as much as
                              they would like for [activity]. (Asked of those who named
                                  the activity among the top 2 activities in which they
                                                 participated the most.)



                              Taking a trip of at least
                              1 mile for wildlife (n=18)
                                                                       13




                                  Hunting small game
                                        (n=43)
                                                                   3
 Multiple Responses Allowed




                               Fishing from the shore
                                       (n=56)
                                                               2
                                                                                                           Iowa residents


                                  Driving for pleasure
                                        (n=212)
                                                               1




                                         Hiking (n=85)         1




                                          Golf (n=115)         1



                                                           0            20   40     60   80            100
                                                                              Percent     *Activities with n-values lower
                                                                                           than 10 not shown.
238                                                                                                                          Responsive Management




                                    Q435, Q444. Percent who named not enough time
                                  among things that took away from the quality of their
                                  experience or caused them not to go as much as they
                                   would like for [activity]. (Asked of those who named
                                   the activity among the top 2 activities in which they
                                                   participated the most.)

                                                                Stream or river fishing (n=26)              10
                                                               Camping in a 5th wheel (n=24)                10
                                                                       Mountain biking (n=26)               9
                                                                   Fishing from a boat (n=47)               9
                                                                                   Golf (n=115)             9
                                                             Camping in a motorhome (n=32)                 9
                                                                           Pond fishing (n=31)             8
                                                                     Camping in a tent (n=29)              8
 Multiple Responses Allowed




                                                    Swimming in public outdoor pools (n=72)                8
                                                                           Lake fishing (n=55)            7
                                                                Fishing from the shore (n=56)             6
                                                                                Softball (n=18)           6
                                                      Using trails for physical fitness (n=130)           6                             Iowa residents
                                                   Outdoor natural product harvesting (n=20)             5
                                                                   Hunting small game (n=43)             5
                                                               Camping in a fold down (n=14)             5
                                             Taking a trip of at least 1 mile for wildlife (n=18)       3
                                                                                ATVing (n=35)           3
                                                    Family oriented outdoor activities (n=211)          3
                                                                                 Birding (n=49)         3
                                                                  Driving for pleasure (n=212)          3
                                                           Swimming in natural waters (n=44)            2
                                                                     Hunting big game (n=47)            2
                                                                          Motorboating (n=30)           2
                                    Observing, feeding, or photographing wildlife near home
                                                            (n=132)                                     2
                              Visiting entertainment facilities, such as multiplex fields (n=45)        1
                                                                                  Hiking (n=85)         1

                                                                                                    0        20   40   60   80      100
                                                                                                                  Percent    *Activities with n-values lower
                                                                                                                              than 10 not shown.
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                                 Q435, Q444. Percent who named other recreationists
                                 among things that took away from the quality of their
                                 experience or caused them not to go as much as they
                                  would like for [activity]. (Asked of those who named
                                  the activity among the top 2 activities in which they
                                                  participated the most.)


                                                    Hunting small game (n=43)                    9

                                                    Fishing from a boat (n=47)               7

                                                Camping in a fold down (n=14)                5

                                           Swimming in natural waters (n=44)             4

                                                            Lake fishing (n=55)          4
 Multiple Responses Allowed




                                                      Camping in a tent (n=29)           4

                                                                 ATVing (n=35)           4

                              Taking a trip of at least 1 mile for wildlife (n=18)       3
                                                                                                                                Iowa residents

                                                Camping in a 5th wheel (n=24)            3

                                                 Fishing from the shore (n=56)           2

                                                            Pond fishing (n=31)          2

                                       Using trails for physical fitness (n=130)         2

                                     Swimming in public outdoor pools (n=72)             1

                                                                   Hiking (n=85)         1

                                    Family oriented outdoor activities (n=211)           1
                                Observing, feeding, or photographing wildlife
                                            near home (n=132)
                                                                                         1

                                                                                     0               20   40   60   80      100
                                                                                                          Percent    *Activities with n-values lower
                                                                                                                      than 10 not shown.
240                                                                                               Responsive Management




                               Q435, Q444. Percent who named pets / strays among
                                   things that took away from the quality of their
                               experience or caused them not to go as much as they
                              would like for [activity]. (Asked of those who named the
                                  activity among the top 2 activities in which they
                                               participated the most.)



                                  Using off-leash dog
                                  areas or dog parks                  11
                                        (n=12)




                                   Camping in a tent
                                                                  4
 Multiple Responses Allowed




                                       (n=29)




                                                                                                              Iowa residents
                                       Birding (n=49)         3




                                   Hunting big game
                                        (n=47)
                                                              3




                              Using trails for physical
                                  fitness (n=130)
                                                              1




                                                          0                20   40     60   80            100
                                                                                 Percent     *Activities with n-values lower
                                                                                              than 10 not shown.
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                              Q435, Q444. Percent who named pollution / litter / trash
                               among things that took away from the quality of their
                               experience or caused them not to go as much as they
                              would like for [activity]. (Asked of those who named the
                                  activity among the top 2 activities in which they
                                               participated the most.)


                              Fishing from the shore
                                      (n=56)
                                                                  4



                                       ATVing (n=35)              4
 Multiple Responses Allowed




                                        Hiking (n=85)             4



                                  Lake fishing (n=55)         2
                                                                                                         Iowa residents


                                   Camping in a tent
                                       (n=29)
                                                              2



                              Using trails for physical
                                  fitness (n=130)
                                                              1


                               Observing, feeding, or
                               photographing wildlife         1
                                near home (n=132)


                                 Driving for pleasure
                                       (n=212)
                                                              1


                                                          0           20   40     60   80            100
                                                                            Percent     *Activities with n-values lower
                                                                                         than 10 not shown.
242                                                                                          Responsive Management




                              Q435, Q444. Percent who named poor condition of roads
                               among things that took away from the quality of their
                               experience or caused them not to go as much as they
                              would like for [activity]. (Asked of those who named the
                                  activity among the top 2 activities in which they
                                               participated the most.)
 Multiple Responses Allowed




                                                                                                         Iowa residents
                              Driving for pleasure
                                    (n=212)
                                                         3




                                                     0       20   40             60   80             100
                                                                       Percent         *Activities with n-values lower
                                                                                        than 10 not shown.
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                                Q435, Q444. Percent who named road construction
                               among things that took away from the quality of their
                               experience or caused them not to go as much as they
                              would like for [activity]. (Asked of those who named the
                                  activity among the top 2 activities in which they
                                               participated the most.)
 Multiple Responses Allowed




                                                                                                         Iowa residents
                              Driving for pleasure
                                    (n=212)
                                                         1




                                                     0       20   40             60   80             100
                                                                       Percent         *Activities with n-values lower
                                                                                        than 10 not shown.
244                                                                                            Responsive Management




                               Q435, Q444. Percent who named water quality among
                                   things that took away from the quality of their
                               experience or caused them not to go as much as they
                              would like for [activity]. (Asked of those who named the
                                  activity among the top 2 activities in which they
                                               participated the most.)



                                 Swimming in natural
                                   waters (n=44)
                                                                         15




                                 Motorboating (n=30)                 8
 Multiple Responses Allowed




                                  Fishing from a boat
                                        (n=47)
                                                                 5


                                                                                                           Iowa residents
                               Stream or river fishing
                                      (n=26)
                                                                 5




                                  Lake fishing (n=55)            3



                                 Swimming in public
                                outdoor pools (n=72)
                                                             1



                              Family oriented outdoor
                                activities (n=211)
                                                             1



                                                         0               20   40     60   80           100
                                                                               Percent    *Activities with n-values lower
                                                                                           than 10 not shown.
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                                   Q435, Q444. Percent who named weather among
                                     things that took away from the quality of their
                                 experience or caused them not to go as much as they
                                  would like for [activity]. (Asked of those who named
                                  the activity among the top 2 activities in which they
                                                  participated the most.)


                                                 Mountain biking (n=26)                      11
                                 Using trails for physical fitness (n=130)               8
                                                           Hiking (n=85)                 8
                                               Hunting big game (n=47)                   7
                                                            Golf (n=115)                 7
                                                     Lake fishing (n=55)             6
 Multiple Responses Allowed




                              Outdoor natural product harvesting (n=20)              6
                                     Swimming in natural waters (n=44)               6
                                           Stream or river fishing (n=26)            6                                    Iowa residents
                                             Fishing from a boat (n=47)              6
                                         Camping in a 5th wheel (n=24)               5
                                                     Pond fishing (n=31)             4
                               Swimming in public outdoor pools (n=72)               4
                              Family oriented outdoor activities (n=211)         3
                                            Driving for pleasure (n=212)         2
                                       Camping in a motorhome (n=32)             2
                                               Camping in a tent (n=29)          2
                                             Hunting small game (n=43)           2
                                          Fishing from the shore (n=56)          1

                                                                             0                20   40   60   80       100
                                                                                                   Percent    *Activities with n-values lower
                                                                                                               than 10 not shown.
246                                                                                          Responsive Management




                               Q435, Q444. Percent who named young children / baby /
                              pregnancy among things that took away from the quality
                              of their experience or caused them not to go as much as
                              they would like for [activity]. (Asked of those who named
                                 the activity among the top 2 activities in which they
                                                participated the most.)




                                    Basketball (n=10)             6




                                 Swimming in natural
                                                              2
 Multiple Responses Allowed




                                   waters (n=44)




                                                                                                         Iowa residents
                                 Swimming in public
                                outdoor pools (n=72)
                                                              2




                              Using trails for physical
                                  fitness (n=130)
                                                              1




                                        Hiking (n=85)         1




                                                          0           20   40     60   80            100
                                                                            Percent     *Activities with n-values lower
                                                                                         than 10 not shown.
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                                 Q435, Q444. Percent who said nothing took away from
                                  the quality of their experience or caused them not to
                                 go as much as they would like for [activity]. (Asked of
                                     those who named the activity among the top 2
                                     activities in which they participated the most.)

                                                                                 Soccer (n=11)                                                    89
                              Visiting entertainment facilities, such as multiplex fields (n=45)                                             85
                                     Observing, feeding, or photographing wildlife near home
                                                               (n=132)
                                                                                                                                             84
                                                                                 Softball (n=18)                                            82
                                                                                  Hiking (n=85)                                             80
                                                                                 Birding (n=49)                                         79
                                                   Outdoor natural product harvesting (n=20)                                            78
                                                    Family oriented outdoor activities (n=211)                                          78
                                                                                   Golf (n=115)                                        74
                                                      Using trails for physical fitness (n=130)                                   71
 Multiple Responses Allowed




                                                                       Mountain biking (n=26)                                     70
                                                                Fishing from the shore (n=56)                                     69
                                                                     Hunting big game (n=47)                                      69
                                                                           Lake fishing (n=55)                                    69
                                                               Camping in a fold down (n=14)                                     68
                                                                           Pond fishing (n=31)                                   67
                                                                                                                                                       Iowa residents
                                                                     Camping in a tent (n=29)                                    67
                                                                             Basketball (n=10)                               64
                                                    Swimming in public outdoor pools (n=72)                                  64
                                               Using off-leash dog areas or dog parks (n=12)                                 64
                                                                   Hunting small game (n=43)                                 63
                                                             Camping in a motorhome (n=32)                                  62
                                                               Camping in a 5th wheel (n=24)                                60
                                                                      Horseback riding (n=27)                               60
                                                                  Driving for pleasure (n=212)                              59
                                                           Swimming in natural waters (n=44)                           53
                                                                                ATVing (n=35)                          53
                                             Taking a trip of at least 1 mile for wildlife (n=18)                  49
                                                                Stream or river fishing (n=26)                     49
                                                                   Fishing from a boat (n=47)                     47
                                                                          Motorboating (n=30)                     45

                                                                                                    0   20   40         60             80          100
                                                                                                                                        *Activities with n-values lower
                                                                                                             Percent                     than 10 not shown.
248                                                                                                                           Responsive Management




                                 Q522, Q527. Percent who named cost of equipment /
                                start-up costs / don't own equipment as a main reason
                               they did not participate in [activity] in Iowa in the past 2
                                 years. (Asked of those who did not participate in the
                                activity and who named it among the top 2 activities in
                                   which they are most interested in participating.)



                                                   Snowmobiling (n=24)                                             47
                                             Fishing from a boat (n=30)                                       39
                                       Camping in a motorhome (n=12)                                     33
                                                 Mountain biking (n=25)                                 32
                                                           Atving (n=24)                                31
                                                           Sailing (n=11)                               30
 Multiple Responses Allowed




                                                Horseback riding (n=66)                            24
                                                    Motorboating (n=26)                           22
                                             Target rifle shooting (n=15)                     17                                          Iowa residents
                                               Camper cabin use (n=25)                       16
                                           Canoeing or kayaking (n=26)                       14
                              Point-to-point water trail recreation (n=16)                   13
                                       Target handgun shooting (n=17)                    8
                                                     Lake fishing (n=30)             6
                                            Cross-country skiing (n=18)              6
                                                              Golf (n=25)            6
                                               Modern cabin use (n=33)           4
                                               Camping in a tent (n=38)          3
                                          Fishing from the shore (n=31)          2
                              Swimming in public outdoor pools (n=37)            2

                                                                             0               20          40             60   80       100
                                                                                                             Percent          *Activities with n-values lower
                                                                                                                               than 10 not shown.
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                                Q522, Q527. Percent who named cost to participate as
                                 a main reason they did not participate in [activity] in
                                Iowa in the past 2 years. (Asked of those who did not
                                participate in the activity and who named it among the
                                 top 2 activities in which they are most interested in
                                                      participating.)


                                                 Camper cabin use (n=25)                   11

                                                     Rock climbing (n=13)                  10

                                                      Motorboating (n=26)                  9

                                                             Atving (n=24)             8

                                                     Snowmobiling (n=24)               7
 Multiple Responses Allowed




                                                 Modern cabin use (n=33)               6

                                                                Golf (n=25)        5
                                                                                                                           Iowa residents
                                             Stream or river fishing (n=25)        4

                                             Canoeing or kayaking (n=26)           4

                                                       Lake fishing (n=30)         4

                                                  Horseback riding (n=66)          4

                                               Fishing from a boat (n=30)          3

                                       Trail use for physical fitness (n=61)       3

                                                 Camping in a tent (n=38)          3
                              A natural resource or environmental program
                                                 (n=53)
                                                                                   2

                                                                               0               20   40   60   80      100
                                                                                                    Percent    *Activities with n-values lower
                                                                                                                than 10 not shown.
250                                                                                                           Responsive Management




                                Q522, Q527. Percent who named distance / travel time
                                as a main reason they did not participate in [activity] in
                                 Iowa in the past 2 years. (Asked of those who did not
                                participate in the activity and who named it among the
                                  top 2 activities in which they are most interested in
                                                       participating.)


                                               Canoeing or kayaking (n=26)                    14
                                                 Trout stream fishing (n=24)                 12
                                                   Camper cabin use (n=25)                   11
                                                   Modern cabin use (n=33)                   10
                              Using off-leash dog areas or dog parks (n=26)              8
                                                               Hiking (n=57)             7
                                   Family oriented outdoor activities (n=45)             7
 Multiple Responses Allowed




                                                 Driving for pleasure (n=38)             7
                                         Trail use for physical fitness (n=61)           6
                                                 Cross-country skiing (n=18)             6
                                                                                                                          Iowa residents
                                                               Birding (n=20)            6
                                                    Horseback riding (n=66)              5
                                         Swimming in natural waters (n=26)           5
                                                   Hunting big game (n=14)           5
                                               Stream or river fishing (n=25)        4
                                              Fishing from the shore (n=31)          4
                                                         Pond fishing (n=28)         4
                                                   Camping in a tent (n=38)          3
                                  A natural resource festival or event (n=38)        3
                               A natural resource or environmental program
                                                   (n=53)
                                                                                     2
                                                           Lake fishing (n=30)       2
                                    Visiting entertainment facilities, such as
                                              multiplex fields (n=31)
                                                                                     2

                                                                                 0            20   40   60   80      100
                                                                                                   Percent    *Activities with n-values lower
                                                                                                               than 10 not shown.
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                                  Q522, Q527. Percent who named difficulty of finding
                                 information as a main reason they did not participate
                                in [activity] in Iowa in the past 2 years. (Asked of those
                                 who did not participate in the activity and who named
                                  it among the top 2 activities in which they are most
                                                 interested in participating.)


                                                       Rock climbing (n=13)                                  33
                              Using off-leash dog areas or dog parks (n=26)                                 28
                                 A natural resource festival or event (n=38)                            25
                                           Dog trials or competitions (n=18)                           20
                                                   Modern cabin use (n=33)                         17
                                                   Camper cabin use (n=25)                        16
                                                    Horseback riding (n=66)                       14
 Multiple Responses Allowed




                               A natural resource or environmental program
                                                  (n=53)
                                                                                                  13
                                                         Lake fishing (n=30)                  10
                                                                Hiking (n=57)                 9
                                                                                                                                        Iowa residents
                                            Target handgun shooting (n=17)                7
                                               Stream or river fishing (n=25)             7
                                                        Snowmobiling (n=24)               7
                                                    Camping in a tent (n=38)              7
                                                 Cross-country skiing (n=18)              6
                                              Fishing from the shore (n=31)               6
                                                          Pond fishing (n=28)             5
                                    Visiting entertainment facilities, such as
                                              multiplex fields (n=31)
                                                                                      4
                                         Trail use for physical fitness (n=61)        3
                                                                  Golf (n=25)         3
                                                  Fishing from a boat (n=30)          2
                                 Taking trips or outings of at least 1 mile for
                                                wildlife (n=48)
                                                                                      1

                                                                                  0               20             40   60   80      100
                                                                                                                 Percent    *Activities with n-values lower
                                                                                                                             than 10 not shown.
252                                                                                                                                        Responsive Management




                                        Q522, Q527. Percent who named not enough
                                     opportunities for the activity (e.g., lack of access,
                                  facilities) as a main reason they did not participate in
                                   [activity] in Iowa in the past 2 years. (Asked of those
                                  who did not participate in the activity and who named
                                    it among the top 2 activities in which they are most
                                                  interested in participating.)

                                                                      Target rifle shooting (n=15)                              38
                                                                              Pond fishing (n=28)                             36
                                                                                    Sailing (n=11)                            36
                                                                         Horseback riding (n=66)                             33
                                                                            Snowmobiling (n=24)                           28
                                                               Dog trials or competitions (n=18)                          28
                                          A natural resource or environmental program (n=53)                              28
                                                Using off-leash dog areas or dog parks (n=26)                             28
                                                                             Motorboating (n=26)                         26
                                                                     Cross-country skiing (n=18)                         26
                                                                      Trout stream fishing (n=24)                       25
                                                               Camping in a motorhome (n=12)                           23
 Multiple Responses Allowed




                                                                        Modern cabin use (n=33)                       21
                                                               Target handgun shooting (n=17)                         21
                                                                              Lake fishing (n=30)                    20
                                                                                     Atving (n=24)                   20
                                                     A natural resource festival or event (n=38)                    18
                                                                        Hunting big game (n=14)                     18                                Iowa residents
                                                                            Rock climbing (n=13)                   17
                                                     Point-to-point water trail recreation (n=16)                  17
                                                             Swimming in natural waters (n=26)                     16
                                                     Outdoor natural product harvesting (n=16)                    15
                              Observing, feeding, or photographing wildlife near home (n=42)                      15
                                                      Swimming in public outdoor pools (n=37)                     15
                                                                                     Hiking (n=57)               15
                                                                   Stream or river fishing (n=25)                13
                                                            Trail use for physical fitness (n=61)               12
                                                                                    Birding (n=20)             11
                               Visiting entertainment facilities, such as multiplex fields (n=31)              11
                                                                                 Basketball (n=14)            9
                                                                   Canoeing or kayaking (n=26)                9
                                                                                    Soccer (n=12)            9
                                                                   Fishing from the shore (n=31)             7
                                                       Family oriented outdoor activities (n=45)            7
                                     Taking trips or outings of at least 1 mile for wildlife (n=48)         7
                                                                       Camper cabin use (n=25)             6
                                                                                   Baseball (n=12)         5
                                                                          Mountain biking (n=25)           5
                                                                      Fishing from a boat (n=30)          3

                                                                                                      0         20           40      60   80      100
                                                                                                                              Percent     *Activities with n-values lower
                                                                                                                                           than 10 not shown.
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                               Q522, Q527. Percent who named lack of knowledge /
                              need to learn as a main reason they did not participate
                              in [activity] in Iowa in the past 2 years. (Asked of those
                              who did not participate in the activity and who named it
                                 among the top 2 activities in which they are most
                                              interested in participating.)




                                         Golf (n=25)                14
 Multiple Responses Allowed




                               Cross-country skiing
                                     (n=18)
                                                                7

                                                                                                                Iowa residents




                                Trout stream fishing
                                       (n=24)
                                                            5




                              Stream or river fishing
                                     (n=25)
                                                            4




                                                        0            20   40             60   80            100
                                                                               Percent         *Activities with n-values lower
                                                                                                than 10 not shown.
254                                                                                              Responsive Management




                                Q522, Q527. Percent who named gas prices as a main
                              reason they did not participate in [activity] in Iowa in the
                               past 2 years. (Asked of those who did not participate in
                              the activity and who named it among the top 2 activities
                                 in which they are most interested in participating.)




                                 Driving for pleasure
                                        (n=38)
                                                                          31




                                  Camper cabin use
                                      (n=25)
                                                                 6
 Multiple Responses Allowed




                              Observing, feeding, or
                              photographing wildlife             6
                                near home (n=42)
                                                                                                             Iowa residents


                              Stream or river fishing
                                     (n=25)
                                                                 4




                               Visiting entertainment
                                 facilities, such as         3
                               multiplex fields (n=31)




                                A natural resource
                              festival or event (n=38)
                                                             2



                                                         0           20        40     60   80            100
                                                                                Percent     *Activities with n-values lower
                                                                                             than 10 not shown.
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                                Q522, Q527. Percent who named health / age / injury as
                                  a main reason they did not participate in [activity] in
                                 Iowa in the past 2 years. (Asked of those who did not
                                participate in the activity and who named it among the
                                  top 2 activities in which they are most interested in
                                                       participating.)

                                    Taking trips or outings of at least 1 mile for wildlife (n=48)                           33
                                                                                  Soccer (n=12)                            28
                               Visiting entertainment facilities, such as multiplex fields (n=31)                     23
                                                      Family oriented outdoor activities (n=45)                      22
                              Observing, feeding, or photographing wildlife near home (n=42)                        20
                                                    Outdoor natural product harvesting (n=16)                      18
                                                            Trail use for physical fitness (n=61)                  17
                                                                               Volleyball (n=11)                  16
                                                                    Driving for pleasure (n=38)                   15
                                                                                  Birding (n=20)                 14
                                                                                 Softball (n=14)                14
 Multiple Responses Allowed




                                                                              Basketball (n=14)                 12
                                                    A natural resource festival or event (n=38)                11
                                                    Point-to-point water trail recreation (n=16)               11
                                                                             Lake fishing (n=30)              10
                                                     Swimming in public outdoor pools (n=37)                  10
                                                                                                                                                    Iowa residents
                                                                                  Sailing (n=11)              10
                                         A natural resource or environmental program (n=53)                   10
                                                Using off-leash dog areas or dog parks (n=26)                 9
                                                                    Target rifle shooting (n=15)             9
                                                                                Baseball (n=12)              9
                                                                       Horseback riding (n=66)               8
                                                                                   Hiking (n=57)             8
                                                            Swimming in natural waters (n=26)               7
                                                              Camping in a motorhome (n=12)                6
                                                                      Camper cabin use (n=25)              6
                                                                                     Golf (n=25)           6
                                                                         Mountain biking (n=25)            5
                                                                      Hunting big game (n=14)              5
                                                                    Trout stream fishing (n=24)           4
                                                                 Fishing from the shore (n=31)            4
                                                                            Motorboating (n=26)           4
                                                                      Camping in a tent (n=38)            3
                                                                            Pond fishing (n=28)          2
                                                                      Modern cabin use (n=33)            2

                                                                                                     0          20           40    60   80      100
                                                                                                                              Percent    *Activities with n-values lower
                                                                                                                                          than 10 not shown.
256                                                                                                                             Responsive Management




                                   Q522, Q527. Percent who named having no one to go
                                      with as a main reason they did not participate in
                                   [activity] in Iowa in the past 2 years. (Asked of those
                                   who did not participate in the activity and who named
                                    it among the top 2 activities in which they are most
                                                  interested in participating.)

                                                                         Rock climbing (n=13)                   18
                                                                                 Sailing (n=11)               16
                                                              Target handgun shooting (n=17)                 12
                                                    Swimming in public outdoor pools (n=37)                  11
                                                             Camping in a motorhome (n=12)                  10
                                                                 Canoeing or kayaking (n=26)                10
                                                                            Lake fishing (n=30)             10
                                                                                Softball (n=14)            8
 Multiple Responses Allowed




                                                                   Target rifle shooting (n=15)           8
                                                                Fishing from the shore (n=31)             7
                                                                                  Atving (n=24)          6
                                                                     Modern cabin use (n=33)             6                                 Iowa residents
                                                   A natural resource festival or event (n=38)           6
                                                                     Camping in a tent (n=38)            5
                                                                                 Birding (n=20)          5
                                                                             Basketball (n=14)           4
                                                                          Motorboating (n=26)           4
                                                                    Fishing from a boat (n=30)          3
                              Visiting entertainment facilities, such as multiplex fields (n=31)        3
                                                                                  Hiking (n=57)         3
                                                           Trail use for physical fitness (n=61)        3
                                   Taking trips or outings of at least 1 mile for wildlife (n=48)       3
                                                                     Camper cabin use (n=25)            3
                                                                      Horseback riding (n=66)           3
                                                                           Pond fishing (n=28)          2
                                                     Family oriented outdoor activities (n=45)          1

                                                                                                    0        20      40   60   80      100
                                                                                                                     Percent    *Activities with n-values lower
                                                                                                                                 than 10 not shown.
Iowa Survey for the State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP)                                                                                                                257




                                 Q522, Q527. Percent who named not enough time as a
                                   main reason they did not participate in [activity] in
                                 Iowa in the past 2 years. (Asked of those who did not
                                 participate in the activity and who named it among the
                                  top 2 activities in which they are most interested in
                                                       participating.)

                                                                                   Baseball (n=12)                                              71
                                                                                    Softball (n=14)                                        65
                                                                        Hunting big game (n=14)                                          63
                                                                                  Volleyball (n=11)                                      63
                                                                      Trout stream fishing (n=24)                                       60
                                                            Trail use for physical fitness (n=61)                                  52
                                                                      Driving for pleasure (n=38)                                  52
                                                     Point-to-point water trail recreation (n=16)                                  51
                                                      Swimming in public outdoor pools (n=37)                                     50
                                                                                     Hiking (n=57)                                49
                                                                   Canoeing or kayaking (n=26)                                   49
                                     Taking trips or outings of at least 1 mile for wildlife (n=48)                              48
                                                                   Stream or river fishing (n=25)                                48
                                                               Target handgun shooting (n=17)                                   47
 Multiple Responses Allowed




                                                                                       Golf (n=25)                              47
                                          A natural resource or environmental program (n=53)                                    47
                                                       Family oriented outdoor activities (n=45)                              44
                              Observing, feeding, or photographing wildlife near home (n=42)                                  43
                                                                             Motorboating (n=26)                              43
                                                                        Camping in a tent (n=38)                             42
                                                                                    Soccer (n=12)                           41                                    Iowa residents
                                                                          Mountain biking (n=25)                            41
                               Visiting entertainment facilities, such as multiplex fields (n=31)                           40
                                                                                 Basketball (n=14)                          40
                                                     A natural resource festival or event (n=38)                            40
                                                                      Fishing from a boat (n=30)                           38
                                                                              Pond fishing (n=28)                          38
                                                                                    Birding (n=20)                        36
                                                                        Modern cabin use (n=33)                         34
                                                                     Cross-country skiing (n=18)                        34
                                                               Dog trials or competitions (n=18)                        33
                                                                   Fishing from the shore (n=31)                       31
                                                                            Rock climbing (n=13)                       30
                                                             Swimming in natural waters (n=26)                         30
                                                                              Lake fishing (n=30)                     30
                                                Using off-leash dog areas or dog parks (n=26)                        28
                                                                         Horseback riding (n=66)                    26
                                                     Outdoor natural product harvesting (n=16)                      25
                                                                      Target rifle shooting (n=15)               21
                                                                       Camper cabin use (n=25)                   20
                                                                                    Sailing (n=11)               20
                                                                                     Atving (n=24)              19
                                                               Camping in a motorhome (n=12)                   16
                                                                            Snowmobiling (n=24)           10

                                                                                                      0        20        40        60            80           100
                                                                                                                                                     *Activities with n-values lower
                                                                                                                         Percent                      than 10 not shown.
258                                                                                     Responsive Management




                              Q522, Q527. Percent who named participation in another
                                 state as a main reason they did not participate in
                               [activity] in Iowa in the past 2 years. (Asked of those
                              who did not participate in the activity and who named it
                                 among the top 2 activities in which they are most
                                              interested in participating.)



                                   Modern cabin use
                                       (n=33)
                                                             4




                                   Camping in a tent
                                                             3
 Multiple Responses Allowed




                                       (n=38)




                                                                                                    Iowa residents
                              Family oriented outdoor
                                 activities (n=45)
                                                             3




                               Taking trips or outings
                                of at least 1 mile for       3
                                   wildlife (n=48)




                                   Camper cabin use
                                       (n=25)
                                                             3




                                                         0       20   40     60   80           100
                                                                       Percent    *Activities with n-values lower
                                                                                   than 10 not shown.
Iowa Survey for the State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP)                                                        259




                              Q522, Q527. Percent who named preference of an indoor
                                activity / preference of other activities in general as a
                              main reason they did not participate in [activity] in Iowa
                                   in the past 2 years. (Asked of those who did not
                               participate in the activity and who named it among the
                                 top 2 activities in which they are most interested in
                                                      participating.)




                                 Basketball (n=14)             4
 Multiple Responses Allowed




                                                                                                               Iowa residents




                              Trail use for physical
                                 fitness (n=61)
                                                           2




                                                       0           20   40             60   80             100
                                                                             Percent         *Activities with n-values lower
                                                                                              than 10 not shown.
260                                                                                                               Responsive Management




                                Q522, Q527. Percent who named preference of another
                                   outdoor activity as a main reason they did not
                                  participate in [activity] in Iowa in the past 2 years.
                                (Asked of those who did not participate in the activity
                                and who named it among the top 2 activities in which
                                      they are most interested in participating.)



                                              Fishing from the shore (n=31)                       12


                                                   Camper cabin use (n=25)                    8


                                                               Softball (n=14)            5
 Multiple Responses Allowed




                                                          Lake fishing (n=30)             4


                                                   Modern cabin use (n=33)            4
                                                                                                                              Iowa residents
                                         Swimming in natural waters (n=26)            3


                              Using off-leash dog areas or dog parks (n=26)           3

                                 Taking trips or outings of at least 1 mile for
                                                wildlife (n=48)
                                                                                      2


                                                                Hiking (n=57)         2


                                                  Fishing from a boat (n=30)          2


                                         Trail use for physical fitness (n=61)        1


                                                                                  0               20   40   60   80       100
                                                                                                       Percent    *Activities with n-values lower
                                                                                                                   than 10 not shown.
Iowa Survey for the State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP)                                                             261




                                Q522, Q527. Percent who named crowding as a main
                              reason they did not participate in [activity] in Iowa in the
                               past 2 years. (Asked of those who did not participate in
                              the activity and who named it among the top 2 activities
                                 in which they are most interested in participating.)




                                      Soccer (n=12)                 9




                              Snowmobiling (n=24)               4
 Multiple Responses Allowed




                                                                                                                   Iowa residents
                                  Modern cabin use
                                      (n=33)
                                                                4




                              Visiting entertainment
                                facilities, such as         3
                              multiplex fields (n=31)




                                  Camping in a tent
                                      (n=38)
                                                            2




                                                        0               20   40             60   80            100
                                                                                  Percent         *Activities with n-values lower
                                                                                                   than 10 not shown.
262                                                                                            Responsive Management




                              Q522, Q527. Percent who named water quality as a main
                              reason they did not participate in [activity] in Iowa in the
                               past 2 years. (Asked of those who did not participate in
                              the activity and who named it among the top 2 activities
                                 in which they are most interested in participating.)




                                Swimming in natural
                                  waters (n=26)
                                                               16
 Multiple Responses Allowed




                                                                                                           Iowa residents
                                Pond fishing (n=28)        5




                              Fishing from the shore
                                      (n=31)
                                                           4




                                                       0       20   40             60   80            100
                                                                         Percent         *Activities with n-values lower
                                                                                          than 10 not shown.
Iowa Survey for the State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP)                                                                         263




                                  Q522, Q527. Percent who named weather as a main
                                 reason they did not participate in [activity] in Iowa in
                                     the past 2 years. (Asked of those who did not
                                participate in the activity and who named it among the
                                  top 2 activities in which they are most interested in
                                                       participating.)


                                               Cross-country skiing (n=18)                        32

                                                      Snowmobiling (n=24)                   12

                                          Dog trials or competitions (n=18)             6

                                                    Mountain biking (n=25)              5
 Multiple Responses Allowed




                                Outdoor natural product harvesting (n=16)               4

                                                Fishing from a boat (n=30)          4
                                                                                                                          Iowa residents
                                   Visiting entertainment facilities, such as
                                             multiplex fields (n=31)
                                                                                    3

                                                 Camper cabin use (n=25)            3

                                              Canoeing or kayaking (n=26)           3

                              A natural resource or environmental program
                                                 (n=53)
                                                                                    2

                                A natural resource festival or event (n=38)         2

                                                              Hiking (n=57)         1

                                       Trail use for physical fitness (n=61)        1


                                                                                0            20   40    60   80      100
                                                                                                   Percent    *Activities with n-values lower
                                                                                                               than 10 not shown.
264                                                                                                                             Responsive Management




                                Q522, Q527. Percent who named young children / baby
                                 / pregnancy as a main reason they did not participate
                                in [activity] in Iowa in the past 2 years. (Asked of those
                                 who did not participate in the activity and who named
                                   it among the top 2 activities in which they are most
                                                 interested in participating.)

                                                                     Camping in a tent (n=38)                   16
                                                   Point-to-point water trail recreation (n=16)                14
                                                                        Mountain biking (n=25)                 14
                                                                                  Atving (n=24)                13
                                                                                 Soccer (n=12)             9
                                                                         Rock climbing (n=13)              9
                                                                     Camper cabin use (n=25)              8
                                                                            Lake fishing (n=30)           7
 Multiple Responses Allowed




                                                                          Motorboating (n=26)            6
                                                             Dog trials or competitions (n=18)           6
                                                             Camping in a motorhome (n=12)               6
                                                                     Modern cabin use (n=33)             6
                                                                                                                                            Iowa residents
                                                                    Fishing from a boat (n=30)           5
                                                                 Canoeing or kayaking (n=26)             5
                                                    Swimming in public outdoor pools (n=37)             5
                                                                                Softball (n=14)         5
                                                                         Snowmobiling (n=24)            4
                                                           Swimming in natural waters (n=26)            4
                                   Taking trips or outings of at least 1 mile for wildlife (n=48)       4
                                                                      Horseback riding (n=66)           4
                                                                Fishing from the shore (n=31)           4
                              Visiting entertainment facilities, such as multiplex fields (n=31)        3
                                                                                  Hiking (n=57)         3
                                                           Trail use for physical fitness (n=61)        3
                                                     Family oriented outdoor activities (n=45)          3
                                        A natural resource or environmental program (n=53)              2

                                                                                                    0          20    40   60   80       100
                                                                                                                               *Activities with n-values lower
                                                                                                                     Percent    than 10 not shown.
Iowa Survey for the State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP)                                                                    265




                                       Q530. What, if anything, would encourage you to
                                         participate or to participate more actively in
                                            outdoor recreation activities in Iowa?


                                                                      Nothing                                37

                                                               More free time                           30
                              More opportunities for activities (more access,
                                                facilities)
                                                                                              9

                                               Injury recovery / better health            8

                                           More information about activities              5
 Multiple Responses Allowed




                                        Closer proximity to areas/facilities to
                                                    participate
                                                                                      4

                                                    Lower participation costs         2

                                                Someone to participate with           2
                                                                                                                               Iowa residents
                                                            Lower gas prices          2

                                                               Better weather         1

                                           Lower equipment / start-up costs           1

                                                               Older children         1

                                                                 More money           1

                                                               Being younger          1

                                                                        Other         3

                                                                   Don't know             6

                                                                                  0               20      40      60      80    100
                                                                                                       Percent (n=1009)
266                                                                                                                  Responsive Management




                                        Q530. What, if anything, would encourage you to
                                          participate or to participate more actively in
                                             outdoor recreation activities in Iowa?


                                                                                                40
                                                            Nothing                        34
                                                                                           34
                                                                                         28
                                                     More free time                       31
                                                                                          31
                                   More opportunities for activities              9
                                                                                  9
                                      (more access, facilities)                     12
                                                                                   11
                                     Injury recovery / better health             6
                                                                                  8
                                                                            3
                                 More information about activities           5
                                                                               8

                              Closer proximity to areas/facilities to       3
                                                                            4
 Multiple Responses Allowed




                                          participate                        5
                                                                            2
                                          Lower participation costs         2
                                                                            1
                                                                            1
                                      Someone to participate with           2
                                                                            2
                                                                                                                         Eastern (n=340)
                                                                            1
                                                  Lower gas prices          1
                                                                             3                                           Central (n=333)
                                                                            1                                            Western (n=336)
                                                     Better weather         2
                                                                            1
                                                                            1
                                 Lower equipment / start-up costs           2
                                                                             0

                                                                             0
                                                     Older children         2
                                                                            1
                                                                            0
                                                       More money           1
                                                                            1
                                                                            1
                                                     Being younger          0
                                                                            1
                                                                             0
                                                 Improved facilities        1
                                                                             0

                                                                            3
                                                              Other         3
                                                                            4
                                                                               7
                                                         Don't know          4
                                                                              6



                                                                        0           20    40         60   80   100
                                                                                           Percent
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          Q536. Do you know where recreational facilities are
                          located in Iowa?




       Yes                                                     89




        No            10                                                  Iowa residents




 Don't know       1




              0            20     40         60         80          100
                                Percent (n=1009)
268                                                        Responsive Management




        Q536. Do you know where recreational facilities are
                        located in Iowa?




                                                89

      Yes                                       89

                                                88




                     9
                                                               Eastern (n=340)
       No            11                                        Central (n=333)
                                                               Western (n=336)
                     10




                 2

Don't know       1

                 2




             0            20   40     60   80        100
                                Percent
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ATTITUDES TOWARD THE ENVIRONMENT, NATURAL
RESOURCES, AND GREEN SPACE IN IOWA, AND THE
PERCEIVED IMPACT OF ACTIVITIES ON NATURAL AREAS
   The survey discussed six types of land and asked Iowa residents whether there are too many,
   about the right amount, or too few lands of each type. The type of land that led the ranking
   for “too many” was developed areas (50% said there are too many of these areas); no other
   type of land had more than 10% saying there are too many. On the other hand, just more
   than half (51%) said there are too few forests, and more than a third said there are too few
   open natural areas in suburban/urban environments (36%) and too few wetlands (35%).


   Iowa residents were asked if they agree that Iowa’s natural areas, open spaces, and
   agricultural lands should be developed, if such development results in adverse impacts on
   natural areas and places; they overwhelmingly disagree (79% disagree, with 55% strongly
   disagreeing).


   There appears to be some concern that outdoor recreational activities may have a negative
   impact on Iowa’s natural areas and places: 12% of residents are very concerned and another
   42% are somewhat concerned (for a total of 54% concerned) about the impact of outdoor
   recreation on Iowa’s natural areas or places. Furthermore, 46% say outdoor recreational
   activities have a minor impact and another 6% say they have a major impact on Iowa’s
   natural areas or places. Nonetheless, a substantial percentage (39%) say they have no
   impact. Those activities most commonly seen as having an impact on natural areas are
   ATVing, boating, snowmobiling, hunting, and camping. Most often, those who named an
   activity as having an impact did not participate in that activity. Camping was the only
   activity named as having a negative impact that had a substantial percentage of participants
   saying that it has a negative impact.


   Slightly more than three quarters of Iowa residents (76%) approve of hunting, and a larger
   percentage (94%) approve of recreational fishing. A majority (57%) approve of trapping.
270                                                                       Responsive Management




            Q551-556. Percent who think there are too many of
                             the following.




      Q555. Amount of developed
                                                         50
               areas




      Q554. Amount of agricultural
                                              10
               lands




        Q551. Amount of wetlands          3
                                                                              Iowa residents



  Q553. Amount of open natural
  areas or green space in Iowa's          2
    suburban and urban areas



        Q556. Amount of outdoor
        recreational opportunities        2
        available to Iowa residents




          Q552. Amount of forests         1




                                      0        20   40    60   80   100
                                                    Percent
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            Q551-556. Percent who think there are about the
                    right amount of the following.




      Q556. Amount of outdoor
      recreational opportunities                             69
      available to Iowa residents



    Q554. Amount of agricultural
                                                        59
             lands



  Q553. Amount of open natural
  areas or green space in Iowa's                   49
    suburban and urban areas                                              Iowa residents




      Q551. Amount of wetlands                41




    Q555. Amount of developed
                                              40
             areas




        Q552. Amount of forests              37




                                    0   20   40     60        80   100
                                             Percent
272                                                                           Responsive Management




              Q551-556. Percent who think there are too few of
                              the following.




          Q552. Amount of forests                            51




  Q553. Amount of open natural
  areas or green space in Iowa's                        36
    suburban and urban areas




        Q551. Amount of wetlands                        35
                                                                                  Iowa residents



        Q556. Amount of outdoor
        recreational opportunities                 25
        available to Iowa residents



      Q554. Amount of agricultural
                                                   24
               lands




      Q555. Amount of developed
                                          5
               areas



                                      0       20        40    60   80   100
                                                        Percent
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          Q551-556. Percent who think there are too many of
                           the following.




                                                               52
    Q555. Amount of developed
                                                               55
             areas
                                                          38



                                                9
    Q554. Amount of agricultural
                                                    13
             lands
                                            7



                                        4                                      Eastern (n=340)
      Q551. Amount of wetlands          3
                                        3                                      Central (n=333)

                                                                               Western (n=336)
  Q553. Amount of open natural          1
  areas or green space in Iowa's        2
    suburban and urban areas                5



      Q556. Amount of outdoor           2
      recreational opportunities        1
      available to Iowa residents       3



                                        2
        Q552. Amount of forests         1
                                        1


                                    0               20   40    60   80   100
                                                         Percent
274                                                                             Responsive Management




              Q551-556. Percent who think there are about the
                      right amount of the following.




        Q556. Amount of outdoor                                     70
        recreational opportunities                                   74
        available to Iowa residents                            62



                                                              59
      Q554. Amount of agricultural
                                                          58
               lands
                                                               63



  Q553. Amount of open natural                       49                          Eastern (n=340)
  areas or green space in Iowa's                     49
    suburban and urban areas                         48                          Central (n=333)

                                                                                 Western (n=336)
                                                40
        Q551. Amount of wetlands                    43
                                                41



                                                39
      Q555. Amount of developed
                                               35
               areas
                                                         51



                                               37
          Q552. Amount of forests              37
                                               36


                                      0   20   40        60          80   100
                                               Percent
Iowa Survey for the State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP)                            275




            Q551-556. Percent who think there are too few of
                            the following.




                                                             51
        Q552. Amount of forests                                  53
                                                            46



  Q553. Amount of open natural                         37
  areas or green space in Iowa's                       37
    suburban and urban areas                          34



                                                      35                         Eastern (n=340)
      Q551. Amount of wetlands                         36
                                                      34                         Central (n=333)

                                                                                 Western (n=336)
      Q556. Amount of outdoor                    24
      recreational opportunities                 23
      available to Iowa residents                 29



                                                 26
    Q554. Amount of agricultural
                                                 23
             lands
                                             21



                                        4
    Q555. Amount of developed
                                        7
             areas
                                        5


                                    0       20        40         60   80   100
                                                       Percent
276                                                                  Responsive Management




            Q557. Do you agree or disagree that Iowa's natural
            areas, open spaces, and agricultural lands should
            be developed even if it results in adverse impacts
                    on natural areas or places in Iowa?



      Strongly agree       3




 Moderately agree              8




 Neither agree nor
                           4
     disagree
                                                                           Iowa residents


         Moderately
                                        24
          disagree




 Strongly disagree                                     55




         Don't know            6



                       0           20          40       60      80   100
                                             Percent (n=1009)
Iowa Survey for the State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP)                277




          Q557. Do you agree or disagree that Iowa's natural
          areas, open spaces, and agricultural lands should
          be developed even if it results in adverse impacts
                  on natural areas or places in Iowa?



                      2
 Strongly agree       3
                       4


                           7
    Moderately
                           8
      agree
                            9


                      4
 Neither agree                                                            Eastern (n=340)
                      4
 nor disagree
                      4                                                   Central (n=333)
                                                                          Western (n=336)

                                      24
    Moderately
                                     22
     disagree
                                        28


                                                   54
      Strongly
                                                    56
      disagree
                                                  51


                           7
    Don't know             7
                      4


                  0             20           40     60   80   100
                                              Percent
278                                                           Responsive Management




            Q541. Would you say you are very concerned,
          somewhat concerned or not at all concerned about
          the impact of outdoor recreation on Iowa's natural
                           areas or places?




Very concerned              12




      Somewhat
                                             42
      concerned


                                                                    Iowa residents



       Not at all
                                             42
      concerned




      Don't know        5




                    0            20     40        60     80   100
                                      Percent (n=1009)
Iowa Survey for the State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP)                279




            Q541. Would you say you are very concerned,
          somewhat concerned or not at all concerned about
          the impact of outdoor recreation on Iowa's natural
                           areas or places?


                       10
   Very
                        12
 concerned
                        14




                                      43
 Somewhat
                                      42
 concerned
                                 38
                                                                          Eastern (n=340)
                                                                          Central (n=333)
                                                                          Western (n=336)
                                      44
  Not at all
                                  41
 concerned
                                      42




                   4

 Don't know        5

                   5



               0            20   40        60   80      100
                                  Percent
280                                                        Responsive Management




              Q539. In general, how much of a negative impact
               do you feel outdoor recreation has on Iowa's
              natural areas or places? Would you say it has a
               major impact, a minor impact, or no impact on
                       Iowa's natural areas or places?




Major impact          6




Minor impact                              46



                                                                  Iowa residents




      No impact                      39




  Don't know              9




                  0           20    40         60     80    100
                                   Percent (n=1009)
Iowa Survey for the State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP)                281




           Q539. In general, how much of a negative impact
            do you feel outdoor recreation has on Iowa's
           natural areas or places? Would you say it has a
            major impact, a minor impact, or no impact on
                    Iowa's natural areas or places?


                    4

 Major impact           7

                        8




                                        45

 Minor impact                               49
                                                                          Eastern (n=340)
                                       41
                                                                          Central (n=333)
                                                                          Western (n=336)


                                       43

   No impact                      32

                                       42




                        8

  Don't know                11

                        8



                0            20    40     60     80     100
                                    Percent
282                                                                                                 Responsive Management




                                      Q540. What outdoor recreation activities do you
                                     feel impact Iowa's natural areas or places most?
                                    (Asked of those who feel outdoor recreation has a
                                    negative impact on Iowa's natural areas or places.)



                                                          ATVing                 16


                                           Boating / water sports            9


                                                   Snowmobiling              8


                                                          Hunting            8
 Multiple Responses Allowed




                                                        Camping              7

                              Off-road vehicle driving / motorized
                                                                         3
                                      vehicles in general

                                                          Fishing        3


                                                           Hiking        2


                                                       Picnicking        1


                                                            Other                17


                                                      Don't know                          40


                                                                     0           20     40     60       80   100
                                                                                      Percent (n=522)
Iowa Survey for the State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP)                                                         283




                                      Q540. What outdoor recreation activities do you
                                      feel impact Iowa's natural areas or places most?
                                     (Asked of those who feel outdoor recreation has a
                                     negative impact on Iowa's natural areas or places.)


                                                                                     15
                                                          ATVing                      16
                                                                                       18

                                                                               9
                                           Boating / water sports             7
                                                                                11

                                                                               10
                                                   Snowmobiling               8
                                                                             5

                                                                             5
                                                          Hunting                11
 Multiple Responses Allowed




                                                                                 10

                                                                                 8
                                                        Camping                  9
                                                                          4
                                                                                                                   Eastern (n=168)
                              Off-road vehicle driving / motorized         5
                                      vehicles in general
                                                                         1                                         Central (n=188)
                                                                          3
                                                                                                                   Western (n=166)
                                                                          4
                                                          Fishing        2
                                                                         2

                                                                         2
                                                           Hiking        3
                                                                         2

                                                                         2
                                                       Picnicking        1
                                                                         1

                                                                                      18
                                                            Other                     17
                                                                                     14

                                                                                              40
                                                      Don't know                             38
                                                                                              41


                                                                     0               20     40     60   80   100
                                                                                            Percent
284                                                   Responsive Management




        Q20. Have you participated in ATVing in the past 2
        years in Iowa? (Among those who named ATVing
      among activities that most impact Iowa's natural areas
       or places and who said outdoor recreation activities
         have a negative impact on Iowa's natural areas.)




Yes            18




                                                            Iowa residents




 No                                              82




      0       20        40           60     80            100
                         Percent (n=86)
Iowa Survey for the State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP)                285




             Q173. Have you participated in any type of boating,
                including canoeing, kayaking, sailboarding,
             windsurfing, and personal watercraft, in the past 2
            years in Iowa? (Among those who named boating or
           water sports among activities that most impact Iowa's
               natural areas or places and who said outdoor
           recreation activities have a negative impact on Iowa's
                                natural areas.)




 Yes                     28



                                                                           Iowa residents




 No                                                    72




       0           20          40            60             80            100
                                Percent (n=46)
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        Q17. Have you participated in hunting in the past 2
        years in Iowa? (Among those who named hunting
      among activities that most impact Iowa's natural areas
       or places and who said outdoor recreation activities
         have a negative impact on Iowa's natural areas.)




Yes            18




                                                            Iowa residents




 No                                              82




      0       20        40           60     80            100
                         Percent (n=45)
Iowa Survey for the State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP)                287




             Q17. Have you participated in snowmobiling in the
              past 2 years in Iowa? (Among those who named
              snowmobiling among activities that most impact
            Iowa's natural areas or places and who said outdoor
           recreation activities have a negative impact on Iowa's
                                natural areas.)




 Yes       0




                                                                           Iowa residents




 No                                                                         100




       0           20          40            60           80              100
                                Percent (n=41)
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       Q151. Have you participated in camping in the past 2
        years in Iowa? (Among those who named camping
      among activities that most impact Iowa's natural areas
       or places and who said outdoor recreation activities
         have a negative impact on Iowa's natural areas.)




Yes                      38




                                                          Iowa residents




 No                                       62




      0       20        40           60        80       100
                         Percent (n=35)
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           Q558. In general, do you approve or disapprove of
                                hunting?




 Strongly approve                                  45




      Moderately
                                         31
       approve




 Neither approve
                                9
 nor disapprove

                                                                          Iowa residents

      Moderately
                            6
      disapprove




       Strongly
                            6
      disapprove




      Don't know        1



                    0               20        40        60   80    100
                                         Percent (n=1009)
290                                                                      Responsive Management




            Q558. In general, do you approve or disapprove of
                                 hunting?




                                                   44
      Strongly
                                                    46
      approve
                                                    46


                                             34
 Moderately
                                        27
  approve
                                             33


  Neither                     10
approve nor                   11
disapprove                7                                                  Eastern (n=340)
                                                                             Central (n=333)
                         6                                                   Western (n=336)
 Moderately
                          8
 disapprove
                         5


                         5
  Strongly
                          8
 disapprove
                           8


                     2
 Don't know          1
                     1


                 0                 20         40         60   80   100
                                                  Percent
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           Q559. In general, do you approve or disapprove of
                         recreational fishing?




 Strongly approve                                            69




      Moderately
                                     25
       approve




 Neither approve
                            4
 nor disapprove

                                                                             Iowa residents

      Moderately
                        1
      disapprove




       Strongly
                        1
      disapprove




      Don't know        1



                    0           20          40       60           80   100
                                          Percent (n=1009)
292                                                                  Responsive Management




            Q559. In general, do you approve or disapprove of
                          recreational fishing?




                                                    65
      Strongly
                                                         71
      approve
                                                         71


                                   29
 Moderately
                              22
  approve
                              22


  Neither            4
approve nor          4
disapprove           4                                                   Eastern (n=340)
                                                                         Central (n=333)
                     1                                                   Western (n=336)
 Moderately
                     1
 disapprove
                     1


                 0
  Strongly
                  1
 disapprove
                 1


                     1
 Don't know          1
                     1


                 0       20             40     60         80   100
                                         Percent
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           Q560. In general, do you approve or disapprove of
                               trapping?




 Strongly approve                     27




      Moderately
                                       30
       approve




 Neither approve
                            11
 nor disapprove

                                                                          Iowa residents

      Moderately
                            12
      disapprove




       Strongly
                                 17
      disapprove




      Don't know        4



                    0            20          40       60      80   100
                                           Percent (n=1009)
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            Q560. In general, do you approve or disapprove of
                                trapping?




                                    25
      Strongly
                                      29
      approve
                                     27


                                      30
 Moderately
                                    26
  approve
                                        35


  Neither                 9
approve nor                13
disapprove                10                                          Eastern (n=340)
                                                                      Central (n=333)
                           14                                         Western (n=336)
 Moderately
                          10
 disapprove
                          11


                               17
  Strongly
                               18
 disapprove
                              14


                      5
 Don't know          4
                     3


                 0            20           40     60   80   100
                                            Percent
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DEMOGRAPHIC CHARACTERISTICS
   Iowa is predominantly white, as shown in the graph. Iowa residents overwhelmingly are not
   of Hispanic origin.


   The sample was 46% male, 54% female.


   Ages of respondents are shown; they are fairly evenly distributed among age categories.


   Just about a third of respondents (30%) had children 17 or younger living in their household.
   (This graph was previously shown in the section titled, “Children’s Participation in
   Activities.”)


   The most common household size is two people (39%). A fifth (20%) live by themselves.


   A substantial percentage of Iowa residents (14%) say that their household contains a person
   with a physical disability.


   Most commonly, Iowa residents consider their place of residence to be a small city or town
   (42%), followed by those who consider their place to be rural (30%).


   The counties of residence are shown. The leading counties in the sample are Polk (12%),
   Linn (6%), Scott (6%), and Black Hawk (5%).


   Just more than a third of respondents (36%) have gone no further than high school, with or
   without a diploma; 58% have attended at least some college classes, while 28% have earned
   a Bachelor’s or higher degree.


   Household incomes of respondents follow a bell curve, with the peak in the $40,000 to
   $59,999 category.
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                                      Q571. What races or ethnic background do you
                                                   consider yourself?




                                       White or
                                                                                             89
                                      Caucasian



                               Hispanic or Latino       1



                              Native American or
 Multiple Responses Allowed




                               Alaskan native or        1
                                   Aleutian


                                Black or African-
                                                        1
                                   American



                                     Don't know         1




                                        Refused             6




                                           Other        1



                                                    0           20    40        60      80        100
                                                                     Percent (n=1009)
Iowa Survey for the State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP)                                        297




                                      Q571. What races or ethnic background do you
                                                   consider yourself?


                                                                                                  89
                                       White or
                                                                                                  88
                                      Caucasian
                                                                                                       93



                                                        1
                               Hispanic or Latino       1
                                                            3



                              Native American or        1
 Multiple Responses Allowed




                               Alaskan native or        1
                                   Aleutian             1



                                                        1
                                     Don't know         1                                         Eastern (n=340)
                                                        1                                         Central (n=333)
                                                                                                  Western (n=336)
                                                        0
                                Black or African-
                                                        1
                                   American
                                                        1



                                                        1
                                           Other        2
                                                        0



                                                                7
                                        Refused                 7
                                                            3



                                                    0               20   40             60   80         100
                                                                              Percent
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                Q569. Do you consider yourself to be of Hispanic
                               or Latino origin?




         Yes        2




          No                                             93



                                                                Iowa residents



Don't know          1




      Refused           5




                0           20    40         60     80    100
                                 Percent (n=1009)
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             Q569. Do you consider yourself to be of Hispanic
                            or Latino origin?




                 2

       Yes       2

                 3




                                                      91

        No                                              94

                                                        95
                                                                          Eastern (n=340)
                                                                          Central (n=333)
                                                                          Western (n=336)
                 1

 Don't know 0

                 1




                     6

   Refused           5

                 2



             0           20   40       60       80      100
                               Percent
300                                                 Responsive Management




                 Q579. Respondent's gender (not asked, but
                         observed by interviewer)




      Male                       46




                                                           Iowa residents




Female                                54




             0      20      40         60     80     100
                           Percent (n=1009)
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               Q579. Respondent's gender (not asked, but
                       observed by interviewer)




                                 45



   Male                           48



                                 47


                                                                          Eastern (n=340)
                                                                          Central (n=333)
                                                                          Western (n=336)


                                       55



 Female                               52



                                       53




          0       20        40          60     80       100
                              Percent
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                                Q575. May I ask your age?




 65 years old or
                                         24
      older



55-64 years old                 17



45-54 years old                     19



35-44 years old                14

                                                                            Iowa residents

25-34 years old                13



18-24 years old            4



      Don't know       2



        Refused            6


                   0            20             40         60     80        100
                                              Percent (n=1009)
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                                   Q575. May I ask your age?




 65 years old or                    26
                                   22
      older                         26


    55-64 years                19
                              16
        old                   16


    45-54 years                   19
                                  20
        old                       20


    35-44 years              11
                               17
        old                   15                                          Eastern (n=340)
                                                                          Central (n=333)
    25-34 years               15                                          Western (n=336)
                             12
        old                  11


    18-24 years         3
                         5
        old              5

                       2
    Don't know         1
                        2

                         6
       Refused           7
                        4

                   0          20         40     60   80   100
                                          Percent
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          Q567. Including yourself, how many people live in
                          your household?




6 or more people       2



        5 people               6



        4 people                   13



        3 people                   15

                                                                           Iowa residents

        2 people                               39



        1 person                        20



      Don't know       1



        Refused            4


                   0                20        40        60      80        100
                                             Percent (n=1009)
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           Q567. Including yourself, how many people live in
                           your household?




  6 or more       2
                  3
   people         3

                      5
   5 people            8
                      6

                           12
   4 people                14
                           13

                           12
   3 people                 14
                                 20                                       Eastern (n=340)
                                                                          Central (n=333)
                                           43                             Western (n=336)
   2 people                           37
                                      36

                                 20
   1 person                      20
                                 20

             1
 Don't know 0
             1

                      4
   Refused            4
                  1

              0             20        40        60   80   100
                                       Percent
306                                                         Responsive Management




                        Q568. Does any member of your immediate
                          household have a physical disability?




         Yes                14




          No                                           81



                                                                  Iowa residents



Don't know          1




      Refused           4




                0            20     40         60     80    100
                                   Percent (n=1009)
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                     Q568. Does any member of your immediate
                       household have a physical disability?




                         14

       Yes               14

                         14




                                                 79

        No                                        81

                                                     84
                                                                          Eastern (n=340)
                                                                          Central (n=333)
                                                                          Western (n=336)
                 1

 Don't know 0

                 1




                     6

   Refused           4

                 1



             0           20   40       60       80        100
                               Percent
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             Q566. Do you consider your place of residence to
              be a large city or urban area, a suburban area, a
             small city or town, a rural area on a farm or ranch,
                   or a rural area not on a farm or ranch?


        Large city or
                                        14
         urban area



      Suburban area                 9




Small city or town                                   42



                                                                            Iowa residents
  Rural area on a
                                         18
   farm or ranch



 Rural area not on
                                    12
  a farm or ranch



         Don't know         1




            Refused             4



                        0               20      40        60     80   100
                                              Percent (n=1009)
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           Q566. Do you consider your place of residence to
            be a large city or urban area, a suburban area, a
           small city or town, a rural area on a farm or ranch,
                 or a rural area not on a farm or ranch?

                                   16
   Large city or
                                   16
    urban area
                               9


                               8
 Suburban area                     14
                           4


                                           40
   Small city or
                                          38
     town
                                                51


  Rural area on                    17                                     Eastern (n=340)
    a farm or                      17                                     Central (n=333)
      ranch                          21                                   Western (n=336)

 Rural area not                 14
  on a farm or                 11
     ranch                     10


                       1
    Don't know         1
                       1


                         5
       Refused          4
                       2

                   0               20     40     60   80   100
                                           Percent
310                                                             Responsive Management




           Respondent's county of residence (counties with
              less than 1% of respondents not shown)

           Polk               12
           Linn           6
          Scott           6
  Black Hawk             5
Pottawattamie           3
          Story        3
     Dubuque           3
      Johnson          3
        Jasper         3
    Woodbury           2
         Dallas       2
    Muscatine         2
  Des Moines          2
 Cerro Gordo          2
      Marshall        2                                                Iowa residents
       Warren         2
     Mahaska          1
        Clinton       1
        Marion        1
        Bremer        1
  Winneshiek          1
     Plymouth         1
         Sioux        1
    Allamakee         1
    Buchanan          1
         Cedar        1
         Henry        1
       Wapello        1

                  0                20    40        60      80    100
                                        Percent (n=1009)
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           Respondent's county of residence (counties with
              less than 1% of respondents not shown)


        Linn                14
       Scott               13
 Black Hawk                11
   Dubuque             6
    Johnson            6
  Muscatine            4
 Des Moines            4
     Clinton       3
     Bremer        3
 Winneshiek        3
  Allamakee        2
  Buchanan         2
                                                                          Eastern (n=340)
      Cedar        2
      Henry        2
    Wapello        2
     Benton        2
     Fayette       2
    Jackson        2
      Jones        2
 Washington        2
     Howard        2
     Clayton       1
       Iowa        1

               0                20   40             60   80     100
                                          Percent
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             Respondent's county of residence (counties with
                less than 1% of respondents not shown)


          Polk                         32
         Story                9
       Jasper                 7
        Dallas            5
Cerro Gordo               5
      Marshall            4
       Warren             4
      Mahaska             4
       Marion         3
        Boone         2
         Floyd        2
      Madison         2                                                    Central (n=333)
       Mitchell       2
      Webster         2
        Wright        2
      Decatur         1
      Franklin        1
       Grundy         1
      Hamilton        1
      Hancock         1
        Lucas         1
        Tama          1

                  0               20        40             60   80   100
                                                 Percent
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            Respondent's county of residence (counties with
               less than 1% of respondents not shown)


 Pottawattamie                  15
     Woodbury                 11
      Plymouth            5
          Sioux           5
      Crawford            5
           Mills         4
          Page           4
         Carroll        3
     Cherokee           3
           Clay         3
        Guthrie         3
  Montgomery            3
          Cass          3
        Greene          3
  Buena Vista           2
       Harrison        2                                                  Western (n=336)
        O'Brien        2
            Sac        2
     Dickinson         2
        Emmet          2
          Lyon         2
       Calhoun         1
   Pocahontas          1
         Taylor        1
        Adams          1
            Ida        1
       Monona          1
      Palo Alto        1
        Shelby         1

                   0            20   40      60        80       100
                                      Percent
314                                                                                Responsive Management




            Q573. What is the highest level of education you
                           have completed?




        Not a high school graduate        4



High school graduate or equivalent                            32


  Some college or trade school, no
                                                       21
             degree


 Associate's degree or trade school
                                                  9
              degree


                 Bachelor's degree                     20                                 Iowa residents



                   Master's degree            7


  Professional or doctorate degree
                                          2
        (e.g., M.D. or Ph.D.)


                        Don't know        1



                          Refused             5


                                      0               20      40     60       80    100
                                                           Percent (n=1009)
Iowa Survey for the State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP)                315




            Q573. What is the highest level of education you
                           have completed?



                                     4
   Not a high school graduate        3
                                      5

      High school graduate or                       33
                                                    31
            equivalent                               35

 Some college or trade school,                20
                                               22
          no degree                           19

   Associate's degree or trade           9
                                         10
         school degree                   10

                                              20                          Eastern (n=340)
            Bachelor's degree                 19                          Central (n=333)
                                              20
                                                                          Western (n=336)
                                     7
              Master's degree         7
                                     5

   Professional or doctorate         1
                                     2
  degree (e.g., M.D. or Ph.D.)       2

                              1
                   Don't know 0
                              1

                                      6
                     Refused          6
                                     2

                                 0        20        40    60   80   100
                                                    Percent
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              Q574. Which of these categories best describes
               your total household income before taxes last
                                   year?



$120,000 or more          4


          $100,000-
                          2
          $119,999


 $80,000-$99,999              6



 $60,000-$79,999                  9



 $40,000-$59,999                       17                                 Iowa residents



 $20,000-$39,999                      14



      Under $20,000               10



         Don't know       5



           Refused                          32


                      0                20     40       60      80   100
                                            Percent (n=1009)
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            Q574. Which of these categories best describes
             your total household income before taxes last
                                 year?


                         9
 Under $20,000           8
                             14

      $20,000-                 17
                             12
      $39,999                13

      $40,000-                 18
                               17
      $59,999                  18

      $60,000-            9
                          10
      $79,999             10

                     5                                                    Eastern (n=340)
      $80,000-
                      8                                                   Central (n=333)
      $99,999        5
                                                                          Western (n=336)

     $100,000-       3
                     3
     $119,999        2

   $120,000 or       4
                     5
      more           4

                      5
    Don't know       5
                     4

                                    30
       Refused                        34
                                     32

                 0             20     40     60   80    100
                                       Percent
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ADDITIONAL COMMENTS

Iowa needs to publish better and more up-to-date reports on wildlife viewing areas and where
to find wildlife.
The reason I’m not concerned about the impact that people have on nature is that people are
more important. We need areas for multi-use; we need to max out what is there.
I think the pricing for hunting is way too high.
Mountain lions are a major problem.
Get the farmers to stop polluting water and lands; fine the corporate farmers; clean up the
water resources.
We need to be very careful that we make sure that we base environmental information on
science, not organizational bias.
Water quality is very poor; there should be less development of agricultural/forested land.
Leg-hold trapping needs to be made illegal.
More snowmobile trails; more CRP programs in the area. Also, more deer hunting licenses
given out; longer shotgun season.
I would like to see more magazines available about hunting and fishing.
There need to be more bike trails in town.
High-power deer season is bad/horrible—it’s slaughtering. They released otters; now, no fish
in rivers. The otters are killing fish.
I’d like to see parks more accessible in Iowa.
I live near Carter Lake: it needs higher levels! It is dangerous to boaters. It has high toxic
algae levels; housing prices are decreasing.
Need more facilities for music/festivals. There are too many restaurants and condominiums
here. We need cat shows here, please.
There’s pollution in the rivers and lakes that has to be addressed first. Nitrates, topsoil are
issues. They are enlarging farms and removing trees.
Concentrate on acquisition. Iowa has a very low amount of public land. Get land and then
decide what to do with it.
I think outdoor recreation is fine, and in our area the only negative thing is 4-wheelers thinking
they own the country.
I heard that some group had saved up about a million bucks to make more ATV trails and to
maintain state parks, but then I don’t know what happened.
I think we need more money spent on natural resources in Iowa.
Development should use poor agricultural ground; there should be laws protecting the most
productive ground.
I would like to have a biking/walking path in and around my town.
I am very concerned about lake areas that I can’t drive around. Need more access to natural
areas and lakes. Good for seniors.
Boating is an untapped resource in Iowa; everyone goes to Nebraska.
On the fair board, I wrote to governor for help with the small town fair.
State of Iowa needs to do something about deer population—too many people dying as a result
of accidents. Give hunters opportunities.
We need more recreational lakes.
Add more ATV access areas.
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I think the DNR has too much power; they should not be enforcing administrative rulings that
aren’t passed by the legislature.
Please do something about water quality in Iowa—specifically algae/cesspool-like fishing
areas.
Black Hawk Lake had a lifeguard who didn’t do any first aid; my child had to get stitches,
which discouraged me from going.
I love the area; I just wish I could get out more.
We need a way of trying to make the natural areas more safe from development.
DNR regulations: put restrictions on bucks to increase antler spread, increase public hunting
access.
Thinks it’s a really good idea to have these surveys to find out what people like/dislike or
would like to have in the area.
We are using too much land for other things, which is taking away the farm land.
The state is not doing enough to protect land; seems to be bound to destroy it.
More parks and playgrounds please.
The kids need to get out.
Really enjoy outdoors. Let people know about activities more.
Under this administration, if they continue to open up more forests to the public and urban
sprawl, we’ll be in trouble.
There are too many deer; need more hunting for deer.
DNR has too much authority, they don’t need any more land. Leave all that’s left for farming.
Don’t take any more taxes.
Update the parks.
Others are becoming more aware of outdoors; development should not be taking good
agricultural land.
ATV license fees should go to trails.
It’s hard to find electrical outlets/campsites on the weekends without a reservation.
National Mountain Biking Association can help with starting clubs; club members can help
with service.
A man-made lake on the Little Sioux River would be a great addition to the NW corner of
Iowa.
Keep up the good work!
I am happy watching TV, like to plant flowers (enjoyed outdoors in past, loved to be outside).
Need better management and planning of land use. Water quality depends on it.
Mow the weeds on trails.
I appreciate fact that DNR protects resources and believe in being responsible when
harvesting. Field trails are needed in western Iowa.
I think the dunes are getting overpopulated. I think we need clearer rules and regulations and
advertisement.
Spend more time with family orientation outdoors; society is getting away from a family
focus.
We need more places to use ATVs; don’t acquire new land for recreation if we can’t access it,
if the public can’t access it.
I think there is too much snowmobiling in the area.
Whenever I can, I go out and hunt and fish, but I work all the time.
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Enlarge camping facilities, make more available to Iowa residents.
Road cycling and adding bike lanes to new roads is vital.
I’d like to see the DNR have stronger regulations—regulating large hog confinements. I’d like
local control of the zoning.
Deer population too high.
Make those ATV guys follow the rules.
I am concerned about the marsh in east Ames; I’m concerned that the mall is going to
encroach upon the marsh.
Lake Mattawa has degraded terribly, and I complained via e-mail, and no one did anything
about it. It is full of algae and pollution.
Stop rural housing development.
I don’t think the Department of Natural Resources should take away from people farming and
making a living, but some things needs to be done about development.
Pesticides give me headaches when I’m outdoors.
The biggest problem with Iowa is availability and access for recreation. Hunting is going
downhill very quick.
Use some farm land for recreational use!
There should be hawk confinement.
I think Iowa is doing well at providing recreational activities.
You can shoot some more coyotes if you want.
Keep up the trail maintenance and system.
Trap shooting and skeet shooting—I do with clubs, not the state.
More scenic roadside parks/trails for pleasure drivers—including elderly and handicapped.
I think world pollution is an issue, as well as urban sprawl and water quality.
I wish they had better lakes and ponds for fishing. They should not charge retired people for
fishing licenses.
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APPENDIX A: REGIONAL RESULTS FOR DAYS
PARTICIPATED
The following graphs show regional results for days participated in various activities in Iowa.
Only those activities in which more than 10 people participated in each region are shown.



                    Mean number of days of participation in various
                          activities. (Among all respondents -
                   nonparticipants are coded as having participated 0
                                          days.)
                                         (Part 1)
       Observing, feeding, or photographing wildlife                                    56.7
                                                                                        57.7
          around or within 1 mile of your home                                          58.0

                                                                          28.5
                                              Birding           11.9
                                                                 13.5

                                                                    13.4
                                Driving for pleasure                  19.7
                                                                        22.8

                                                                 15.4
                     Using trails for physical fitness           16.4
                                                                12.4

                                                              7.1
                   Family oriented outdoor activities         6.7
                                                              8.1
                                                                                                    Eastern (n=340)
                                                                10.5
                                               Hiking        4.5                                    Central (n=333)
                                                             4.2                                    Western (n=336)
                                                             5.5
                                                 Golf         6.9
                                                             4.1

       Taking a trip of at least 1 mile from home for        4.6
       the primary purpose of observing, feeding, or         4.4
                   photographing wildlife                      8.7

                                                             4.7
                  Swimming in public outdoor pools            5.7
                                                             3.9

                                                             4.3
                             Fishing from the shore          3.9
                                                             5.3

                                                              5.1
                                             ATVing          3.9
                                                             3.5

                                                         0          20         40   60         80   100
                                                                                 Mean
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               Mean number of days of participation in various
                     activities. (Among all respondents -
              nonparticipants are coded as having participated 0
                                     days.)
                                    (Part 2)
 Visiting entertainment         3.9
   facilities, such as          4.7
     multiplex fields           4.4

                                3.1
            Lake fishing         4.8
                                 4.3

   Using off-leash dog          2.9
                                3.1
   areas or dog parks           3.4

                                 4.5
Stream or river fishing        1.9
                               2.2

                               3.1
   Fishing from a boat         2.5
                               3.3
                                                                    Eastern (n=340)
  Swimming in natural          2.0
                                3.0                                 Central (n=333)
       waters                   3.7                                 Western (n=336)
                               1.9
           Pond fishing        2.0
                                3.6

                               1.7
           Motorboating        2.0
                               2.5

      Harvesting natural       2.1
      products from the        1.9
          outdoors             1.4

                               1.4
  Hunting small game           1.9
                                2.7

                               1.6
  Target rifle shooting        1.8
                               2.2

                           0           20   40          60   80    100
                                                 Mean
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             Mean number of days of participation in various
                   activities. (Among all respondents -
            nonparticipants are coded as having participated 0
                                   days.)
                                  (Part 3)
                                                     1.1
                            Horseback riding          2.6
                                                     1.4

                                                     2.0
                                      Softball       1.8
                                                     0.9

                                                     0.7
      Target shooting with a bow and arrow            2.8
                                                     1.8

                                                     1.9
                           Hunting big game          1.7
                                                     1.2

                                                     1.2
                             Mountain biking         1.4
                                                     2.3
                                                                                Eastern (n=340)
                                                     1.0
                           Camping in a tent         1.5                        Central (n=333)
                                                     0.9                        Western (n=336)
                                                     1.2
                     Camping in a 5th wheel          1.5
                                                     0.6

                                                     1.0
                   Target handgun shooting           0.9
                                                     1.7

                                                     0.9
                                  Basketball         1.0
                                                     1.1

                                                     1.1
                                    Baseball         0.6
                                                     1.2

Point-to-point water trail recreation, such as       0.8
                                                     0.6
       using waterway access points                  1.6

                                                 0          20   40   60   80   100
                                                                  Mean
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             Mean number of days of participation in various
                   activities. (Among all respondents -
            nonparticipants are coded as having participated 0
                                   days.)
                                  (Part 4)
                                             0.9
                        Trap shooting        0.9
                                             0.9

                                             0.3
            Camping in a motorhome           0.8
                                              1.8

                                             0.8
                            Volleyball       0.3
                                             0.6

                                             0.4
                              Soccer         0.6
                                             0.7

                                             0.4
                      Skeet shooting         0.7                          Eastern (n=340)
                                             0.3
                                                                          Central (n=333)
                                             0.7                          Western (n=336)
                 Trout stream fishing        0.3
                                             0.2

                                             0.5
              Camping in a fold down         0.2
                                             0.7

                                             0.4
                       Sporting clays        0.5
                                             0.4

 A natural resource or environmental         0.5
education program with a naturalist or       0.4
              interpreter                    0.4

                                             0.2
                   Hunting waterfowl         0.4
                                             0.9


                                         0          20   40   60   80    100
                                                          Mean
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            Mean number of days of participation in various
                  activities. (Among all respondents -
           nonparticipants are coded as having participated 0
                                  days.)
                                 (Part 5)
    Riding a personal       0.2
                            0.5
        watercraft          0.7

                            0.2
             Football       0.5
                            0.6

                            0.3
Canoeing or kayaking        0.4
                            0.4

        Dog trials or       0.1
                            0.1
        competitions         1.1

                            0.3
            Trapping        0.1                                      Eastern (n=340)
                            0.6
                                                                     Central (n=333)
                            0.4                                      Western (n=336)
       Snowmobiling         0.3
                            0.1

                            0.3
   Camper cabin use         0.2
                            0.3

   A natural resource       0.3
                            0.2
    festival or event       0.2

                            0.2
 Cross-country skiing       0.2
                            0.0

                            0.0
   Modern cabin use         0.1
                            0.4


                        0          20   40          60    80        100
                                             Mean
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            Mean number of days of participation in various
                  activities. (Among all respondents -
           nonparticipants are coded as having participated 0
                                  days.)
                                 (Part 6)
                            0.1
Hunting in a preserve       0.1
                            0.2

 Camping in a pickup        0.0
                            0.1
      or van                0.3

                            0.1
              Rugby         0.1
                            0.0

                            0.0
              Sailing       0.1
                            0.0

                            0.0
       Rock climbing        0.1                                Eastern (n=340)
                            0.0
                                                               Central (n=333)
                            0.0                                Western (n=336)
          Spelunking        0.0
                            0.0

                            0.0
           Lacrosse         0.0
                            0.0

      Sailboarding or       0.0
                            0.0
       windsurfing          0.0

                            0.0
         Geocaching         0.0
                            0.0

                            0.0
        Field hockey        0.0
                            0.0


                        0         20   40          60   80    100
                                            Mean
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              Mean number of days of participation in various
             activities. (Among participants only; sample sizes
                                   vary.)
                                  (Part 1)

 Observing, feeding, or photographing wildlife                                          140.7
                                                                                        140.3
    around or within 1 mile of your home                                               137.2

                                                                                             161.5
                                        Birding                            90.0
                                                                               108.0

                                                              33.8
      Using off-leash dog areas or dog parks                     46.9
                                                                   55.0

                                                              38.4
               Using trails for physical fitness              38.7
                                                              36.9

                                                             45.4
                                       ATVing             33.6
                                                        23.2
                                                                                                          Eastern
                                                          29.0
                          Driving for pleasure              37.2                                          Central
                                                             41.7
                                                                                                          Western
                                                               40.7
                      Camping in a 5th wheel                  37.6
                                                       14.7

                                                       18.3
        Target shooting with a bow and arrow             27.4
                                                          32.2

                                                        26.4
                                           Golf          27.7
                                                       19.0

Taking a trip of at least 1 mile from home for          23.7
the primary purpose of observing, feeding, or          16.7
            photographing wildlife                        32.7

                                                          30.3
                                         Hiking        15.3
                                                       14.7


                                                   0           50         100          150        200
                                                                          Mean            *Activities with n-values lower
                                                                                           than 10 in any region not
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              Mean number of days of participation in various
             activities. (Among participants only; sample sizes
                                   vary.)
                                  (Part 2)

                                17.7
       Mountain biking           21.2
                                     31.2

                                   25.7
               Softball          20.3
                               14.4

                               13.8
      Horseback riding                 28.8
                                16.4

                                   26.8
            Basketball         15.3
                                18.3


   Swimming in public            20.7
                                18.0
     outdoor pools              18.8

 Visiting entertainment
                                                                                  Eastern
                                17.5
   facilities, such as          17.5                                              Central
     multiplex fields          15.3
                                                                                  Western
      Fishing from the          17.7
                               14.3
           shore                17.6

                                  21.3
Stream or river fishing       10.2
                               13.2

                                18.9
   Fishing from a boat         13.6
                               14.2

                                15.7
          Lake fishing          16.5
                               13.3

                                19.1
         Motorboating         11.3
                                17.6


                          0                   50   100    150             200
                                                   Mean         *Activities with n-values lower
                                                                 than 10 in any region not
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               Mean number of days of participation in various
              activities. (Among participants only; sample sizes
                                    vary.)
                                   (Part 3)

                               15.2
   Hunting big game            15.1
                              12.3

                               13.2
 Target rifle shooting          15.3
                                16.0

                               15.3
        Pond fishing          11.6
                                18.0

                               14.6
     Target handgun
                              11.4
        shooting                18.2

                               13.2
 Hunting small game            13.5
                                15.7                                            Eastern
                                                                                Central
                                   19.0                                         Western
            Baseball         7.1
                                   16.5

                              11.1
Swimming in natural
                              11.9
     waters                    15.9

                             7.1
        Camping in a
                               11.4
         motorhome               18.2

  Harvesting natural          11.4
  products from the            14.0
      outdoors                10.6

                                14.7
   Camping in a fold
                             6.6
       down                     13.8


                         0                50   100     150              200
                                               Mean       *Activities with n-values lower
                                                           than 10 in any region not shown.
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              Mean number of days of participation in various
             activities. (Among participants only; sample sizes
                                   vary.)
                                  (Part 4)

                                                       12.3
                               Trap shooting          10.9
                                                      9.4

                                                       13.6
                              Skeet shooting          11.4
                                                     6.6

                                                      10.6
           Family oriented outdoor activities         10.5
                                                      12.4

                                                      8.2
Point-to-point water trail recreation, such as
                                                      8.5
       using waterway access points                     14.9

                                                     6.2
                           Camping in a tent         7.7
                                                     7.0                                     Eastern
                                                                                             Central
                                                     7.3                                     Western
                               Sporting clays        7.5
                                                     5.5

                                                     7.0
                      Canoeing or kayaking           6.3
                                                     7.3

                                                      7.4
                               Snowmobiling          6.3
                                                     3.8

       A natural resource or environmental           3.7
      education program with a naturalist or         3.7
                    interpreter                      2.9

                                                     2.9
         A natural resource festival or event        2.2
                                                     2.2


                                                 0             50   100    150       200
                                                                    Mean     *Activities with n-values lower
                                                                              than 10 in any region not
Iowa Survey for the State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP)                              331


APPENDIX B: REGIONAL RESULTS FOR RATINGS
QUESTIONS
The following graphs show regional results for various ratings of satisfaction with and
availability of activities in Iowa. Only those activities in which more than 10 people participated
in each region are shown. The first set shows ratings of satisfaction with activities; the second
set shows ratings of availability of activities; the third shows ratings of the state’s efforts to
provide opportunities; and the fourth set shows perceptions of trends in quality (i.e., has the
quality improved, stayed the same, or declined) over the past 5 years.
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RATINGS OF SATISFACTION WITH ACTIVITIES

                 Q431, Q440. In general, are you satisfied or
             dissatisfied with your Iowa HIKING experiences in
              the past two years? (Asked of those who named
               hiking among the top 2 activities in which they
                           participated the most.)


                                                    64
Very satisfied                                      62
                                         39



                                    31
      Somewhat
                                         38
       satisfied
                                                   61


                                                                         Eastern (n=36)
   Neither             0                                                 Central (n=21)
 satisfied nor         0                                                 Western (n=28)
 dissatisfied          0



                           3
  Somewhat
                       0
  dissatisfied
                       0



                           3
     Very
                       0
  dissatisfied
                       0


                   0           20    40        60        80   100
                                         Percent
Iowa Survey for the State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP)               333


       Q431, Q440. In general, are you satisfied or dissatisfied
         with your Iowa TRAIL USE FOR PHYSICAL FITNESS
       experiences in the past two years? (Asked of those who
         named trail use for physical fitness among the top 2
            activities in which they participated the most.)




                                                        66
 Very satisfied                                         64
                                                        67



                                    29
   Somewhat
                                   24
    satisfied
                                        33
                                                                          Eastern (n=41)
                                                                          Central (n=50)
    Neither           0
                                                                          Western (n=39)
  satisfied nor       2
  dissatisfied        0



                          5
   Somewhat
                          6
   dissatisfied
                      0



                      0
      Very
                          4
   dissatisfied
                      0


                  0           20         40        60        80   100
                                             Percent
334                                                                  Responsive Management


         Q431, Q440. In general, are you satisfied or dissatisfied
         with your Iowa GOLF experiences in the past two years?
             (Asked of those who named golf among the top 2
               activities in which they participated the most.)




                                                      71
Very satisfied                                       66
                                                          76



                                    29
      Somewhat
                                     34
       satisfied
                               18


                                                                          Eastern (n=38)
   Neither             0                                                  Central (n=44)
 satisfied nor         0                                                  Western (n=33)
 dissatisfied              6



                       0
  Somewhat
                       0
  dissatisfied
                       0



                       0
     Very
                       0
  dissatisfied
                       0


                   0           20        40     60        80   100
                                          Percent
Iowa Survey for the State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP)                 335


       Q431, Q440. In general, are you satisfied or dissatisfied
          with your Iowa SWIMMING IN NATURAL WATERS
       experiences in the past two years? (Asked of those who
         named swimming in natural waters among the top 2
           activities in which they participated the most.)




                                        33
 Very satisfied                                             63
                                        31



                                                  47
   Somewhat
                                   25
    satisfied
                                             38
                                                                            Eastern (n=15)
                                                                            Central (n=16)
    Neither               7
                                                                            Western (n=13)
  satisfied nor           6
  dissatisfied            8



                      0
   Somewhat
                          6
   dissatisfied
                              15



                              13
      Very
                      0
   dissatisfied
                          8


                  0           20         40            60        80   100
                                             Percent
336                                                                      Responsive Management


         Q431, Q440. In general, are you satisfied or dissatisfied
        with your Iowa SWIMMING IN PUBLIC OUTDOOR POOLS
        experiences in the past two years? (Asked of those who
        named swimming in public outdoor pools among the top
             2 activities in which they participated the most.)




                                                         64
Very satisfied                                47
                                         35


                                         36
      Somewhat
                                              47
       satisfied
                                               50


   Neither             0
                                                                              Eastern (n=22)
 satisfied nor         0
                                                                              Central (n=30)
 dissatisfied          0
                                                                              Western (n=20)

                       0
  Somewhat
                           7
  dissatisfied
                               10


                       0
     Very
                       0
  dissatisfied
                       0


                       0
  Don't know           0
                           5


                   0                20   40         60        80   100
                                          Percent
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       Q431, Q440. In general, are you satisfied or dissatisfied
        with your Iowa VISITING ENTERTAINMENT FACILITIES
       experiences in the past two years? (Asked of those who
       named visiting entertainment facilities among the top 2
            activities in which they participated the most.)




                                                          69
 Very satisfied                                          65
                                     33


                                     31
   Somewhat
                                    29
    satisfied
                                                    58


    Neither           0
                                                                          Eastern (n=16)
  satisfied nor       0
                                                                          Central (n=17)
  dissatisfied        0
                                                                          Western (n=12)

                      0
   Somewhat
                      0
   dissatisfied
                      0


                      0
      Very
                      0
   dissatisfied
                      0


                      0
   Don't know             6
                           8


                  0            20     40        60             80   100
                                          Percent
338                                                                      Responsive Management


          Q431, Q440. In general, are you satisfied or dissatisfied
          with your Iowa HUNTING BIG GAME experiences in the
         past two years? (Asked of those who named hunting big
               game among the top 2 activities in which they
                          participated the most.)



                                                              75
Very satisfied                                      60
                                                         67



                            15
      Somewhat
                                          40
       satisfied
                                     33


                                                                              Eastern (n=20)
   Neither                 10                                                 Central (n=15)
 satisfied nor         0                                                      Western (n=12)
 dissatisfied          0



                       0
  Somewhat
                       0
  dissatisfied
                       0



                       0
     Very
                       0
  dissatisfied
                       0


                   0            20   40         60            80   100
                                          Percent
Iowa Survey for the State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP)                  339


       Q431, Q440. In general, are you satisfied or dissatisfied
       with your Iowa FISHING FROM THE SHORE experiences
          in the past two years? (Asked of those who named
         fishing from the shore among the top 2 activities in
                   which they participated the most.)


                                                             67
 Very satisfied                                    50
                                                        56


                                    22
   Somewhat
                                              35
    satisfied
                                         28


    Neither               6
  satisfied nor           5                                                  Eastern (n=18)
  dissatisfied            6                                                  Central (n=20)
                                                                             Western (n=18)
                          6
   Somewhat
                          5
   dissatisfied
                              11


                      0
      Very
                      0
   dissatisfied
                      0


                      0
   Don't know             5
                      0


                  0            20             40        60        80   100
                                               Percent
340                                                                          Responsive Management


         Q431, Q440. In general, are you satisfied or dissatisfied
          with your Iowa FISHING FROM A BOAT experiences in
         the past two years? (Asked of those who named fishing
           from a boat among the top 2 activities in which they
                         participated the most.)



                                                             65
Very satisfied                               36
                                                        58



                                        29
      Somewhat
                                             36
       satisfied
                                             37


                                                                                  Eastern (n=17)
   Neither             0                                                          Central (n=11)
 satisfied nor                     18                                             Western (n=19)
 dissatisfied          0



                       0
  Somewhat
                       0
  dissatisfied
                           5



                           6
     Very
                               9
  dissatisfied
                       0


                   0               20        40     60            80   100
                                              Percent
Iowa Survey for the State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP)                   341


       Q431, Q440. In general, are you satisfied or dissatisfied
       with your Iowa DRIVING FOR PLEASURE experiences in
       the past two years? (Asked of those who named driving
         for pleasure among the top 2 activities in which they
                        participated the most.)



                                                             67
 Very satisfied                                               69
                                                        58


                                         31
   Somewhat
                                    23
    satisfied
                                              39


    Neither           0
  satisfied nor        2                                                      Eastern (n=78)
  dissatisfied         1                                                      Central (n=65)
                                                                              Western (n=69)
                      1
   Somewhat
                           5
   dissatisfied
                      1


                      0
      Very
                       2
   dissatisfied
                      0


                      1
   Don't know         0
                      0


                  0            20         40        60             80   100
                                              Percent
342                                                                  Responsive Management


         Q431, Q440. In general, are you satisfied or dissatisfied
                with your Iowa OBSERVING, FEEDING, OR
         PHOTOGRAPHING WILDLIFE NEAR HOME experiences
           in the past two years? (Asked of those who named
         observing, feeding, or photographing wildlife near home
         among the top 2 activities in which they participated the
                                  most.)


                                                         70
Very satisfied                                      65
                                                    65


                                  25
      Somewhat
                                   27
       satisfied
                                        35


   Neither              2                                                 Eastern (n=44)
 satisfied nor           4                                                Central (n=51)
 dissatisfied          0                                                  Western (n=37)


                       0
  Somewhat
                       0
  dissatisfied
                       0


                       0
     Very
                        2
  dissatisfied
                       0


                        2
  Don't know            2
                       0


                   0         20         40     60         80   100
                                         Percent
Iowa Survey for the State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP)               343


       Q431, Q440. In general, are you satisfied or dissatisfied
           with your Iowa FAMILY ORIENTED OUTDOOR
      ACTIVITIES experiences in the past two years? (Asked of
        those who named family oriented outdoor activities
      among the top 2 activities in which they participated the
                                most.)


                                                58
 Very satisfied                                      74
                                                58


                                      39
   Somewhat
                                23
    satisfied
                                      40


    Neither           0
                                                                          Eastern (n=74)
  satisfied nor        1
  dissatisfied                                                            Central (n=70)
                      0
                                                                          Western (n=67)

                      1
   Somewhat
                      0
   dissatisfied
                       1


                      1
      Very
                      0
   dissatisfied
                      0


                      0
   Don't know          1
                      0


                  0        20        40     60       80   100
                                      Percent
344                                                                    Responsive Management


RATINGS OF AVAILABILITY OF ACTIVITIES

           Q430, Q439. In general, how would you rate the
             availability of HIKING opportunities in Iowa?
         (Asked of those who named hiking among the top 2
            activities in which they participated the most.)



                                   22
  Excellent                                     48
                               18



                                                     56
      Good                              33
                                                       61


                                                                            Eastern (n=36)
                              14                                            Central (n=21)
       Fair                    19                                           Western (n=28)
                               18



                          6
      Poor        0
                      4



                      3
Don't know        0
                  0


              0               20         40          60     80   100
                                             Percent
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           Q430, Q439. In general, how would you rate the
          availability of TRAIL USE FOR PHYSICAL FITNESS
          opportunities in Iowa? (Asked of those who named
             trail use for physical fitness among the top 2
            activities in which they participated the most.)



                                         44
  Excellent                              42
                                          46



                                         41
      Good                          38
                                         44

                                                                          Eastern (n=41)
                          12                                              Central (n=50)
                      8                                                   Western (n=39)
       Fair
                          10



                  2
      Poor            6
                  0



                  0
 Don't know           6
                  0


              0                20   40         60   80   100
                                     Percent
346                                                            Responsive Management




           Q430, Q439. In general, how would you rate the
         availability of GOLF opportunities in Iowa? (Asked
         of those who named golf among the top 2 activities
                in which they participated the most.)



                                    39
  Excellent                                    61
                                              58



                                              58
      Good                     32
                                    39


                                                                    Eastern (n=38)
                      3                                             Central (n=44)
       Fair           5                                             Western (n=33)
                  0



                  0
      Poor        0
                      3



                  0
Don't know        2
                  0


              0           20    40        60        80   100
                                    Percent
Iowa Survey for the State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP)               347




           Q430, Q439. In general, how would you rate the
           availability of SWIMMING IN NATURAL WATERS
          opportunities in Iowa? (Asked of those who named
             swimming in natural waters among the top 2
            activities in which they participated the most.)



                                27
  Excellent                          38
                          15



                                27
      Good                     25
                               23
                                                                          Eastern (n=15)
                                                                          Central (n=16)
                                      40
                                                                          Western (n=13)
       Fair                    25
                                     38



                      7
      Poor            6
                               23



                  0
 Don't know           6
                  0


              0           20         40     60   80     100
                                      Percent
348                                                              Responsive Management




           Q430, Q439. In general, how would you rate the
           availability of SWIMMING IN PUBLIC OUTDOOR
         POOLS opportunities in Iowa? (Asked of those who
          named swimming in public outdoor pools among
          the top 2 activities in which they participated the
                                  most.)


                                               45
  Excellent                               40
                                    30



                                    32
      Good                                 43
                                          40

                                                                      Eastern (n=22)
                                                                      Central (n=30)
                               23
                                                                      Western (n=20)
       Fair               17
                           20



                  0
      Poor        0
                      5



                  0
Don't know        0
                      5


              0           20             40      60   80   100
                                           Percent
Iowa Survey for the State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP)               349




            Q430, Q439. In general, how would you rate the
               availability of VISITING ENTERTAINMENT
          FACILITIES opportunities in Iowa? (Asked of those
          who named visiting entertainment facilities among
           the top 2 activities in which they participated the
                                   most.)


                                          44
  Excellent                     29
                               25



                                                    56
      Good                                               65
                                               50

                                                                          Eastern (n=16)
                  0                                                       Central (n=17)
                                                                          Western (n=12)
       Fair       0
                          17



                  0
      Poor        0
                  0



                  0
 Don't know           6
                      8


              0           20         40             60        80   100
                                      Percent
350                                                            Responsive Management




                Q430, Q439. In general, how would you rate the
              availability of HUNTING BIG GAME opportunities in
                Iowa? (Asked of those who named hunting big
                 game among the top 2 activities in which they
                              participated the most.)



                                     40

Excellent                            40

                                               58




                                         45

      Good                           40

                               25                                   Eastern (n=20)
                                                                    Central (n=15)
                                                                    Western (n=12)

                          15

       Fair                20

                      8




                  0

      Poor        0

                      8



              0           20        40        60    80   100
                                     Percent
Iowa Survey for the State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP)               351




             Q430, Q439. In general, how would you rate the
               availability of FISHING FROM THE SHORE
          opportunities in Iowa? (Asked of those who named
          fishing from the shore among the top 2 activities in
                   which they participated the most.)


                                     33
  Excellent                         30
                                     33



                                               50
      Good                                    45
                                                    56


                                                                          Eastern (n=18)
                               17                                         Central (n=20)
       Fair               10                                              Western (n=18)
                          11



                  0
      Poor            5
                  0



                  0
 Don't know               10
                  0


              0                20        40         60   80   100
                                          Percent
352                                                                      Responsive Management




                Q430, Q439. In general, how would you rate the
              availability of FISHING FROM A BOAT opportunities
              in Iowa? (Asked of those who named fishing from a
                  boat among the top 2 activities in which they
                               participated the most.)



                                    29

Excellent             9

                                    32




                                              47

      Good                                               64

                                                    58                        Eastern (n=17)
                                                                              Central (n=11)
                                                                              Western (n=19)

                          12

       Fair                    18

                      11




                          12

      Poor            9

                  0



              0            20            40        60         80   100
                                          Percent
Iowa Survey for the State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP)               353




           Q430, Q439. In general, how would you rate the
                availability of DRIVING FOR PLEASURE
          opportunities in Iowa? (Asked of those who named
           driving for pleasure among the top 2 activities in
                  which they participated the most.)


                                          45
  Excellent                         38
                                          46



                                         42
      Good                                     52
                                         42


                                                                          Eastern (n=78)
                          12                                              Central (n=65)
       Fair           5                                                   Western (n=69)
                          10



                  0
      Poor        2
                  1



                  1
 Don't know           3
                  0


              0                20   40          60   80   100
                                     Percent
354                                                                Responsive Management




           Q430, Q439. In general, how would you rate the
              availability of OBSERVING, FEEDING, OR
      PHOTOGRAPHING WILDLIFE NEAR HOME opportunities
      in Iowa? (Asked of those who named observing, feeding,
        or photographing wildlife near home among the top 2
            activities in which they participated the most.)



                                          45
  Excellent                               45
                                              49


                                         43
      Good                         33
                                              49
                                                                        Eastern (n=44)
                                                                        Central (n=51)
                          9                                             Western (n=37)
       Fair                   16
                      3


                  0
      Poor        2
                  0


                  2
Don't know            4
                  0


              0               20    40             60   80   100
                                        Percent
Iowa Survey for the State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP)                      355




           Q430, Q439. In general, how would you rate the
            availability of FAMILY ORIENTED OUTDOOR
          ACTIVITIES opportunities in Iowa? (Asked of those
            who named family oriented outdoor activities
               among the top 2 activities in which they
                        participated the most.)


                                       23
  Excellent                                       43
                                        27



                                                                 64
      Good                                             50
                                                                 63

                                                                                 Eastern (n=74)
                              9                                                  Central (n=70)
                                                                                 Western (n=67)
       Fair               6
                              9



                  1
      Poor        0
                  1



                      3
 Don't know       1
                  0


              0                   20         40             60        80   100
                                              Percent
356                                                                           Responsive Management


RATINGS OF STATE’S EFFORTS TO PROVIDE OPPORTUNITIES FOR ACTIVITIES

       Q432, Q441. In general, how would you rate the state's
      efforts to provide HIKING opportunities? (Asked of those
       who named hiking among the top 2 activities in which
                      they participated the most.)




                                  14
  Excellent                                 33
                                   18



                                                              69
      Good                                          48
                                                         57


                                                                                   Eastern (n=36)
                              8                                                    Central (n=21)
       Fair                        19                                              Western (n=28)
                                       21



                          6
      Poor        0
                  0



                      3
Don't know        0
                      4


              0                   20         40          60        80   100
                                                 Percent
Iowa Survey for the State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP)               357


       Q432, Q441. In general, how would you rate the state's
       efforts to provide TRAIL USE FOR PHYSICAL FITNESS
      opportunities? (Asked of those who named trail use for
      physical fitness among the top 2 activities in which they
                        participated the most.)


                                         44
  Excellent                              44
                                    38



                                     39
      Good                           40
                                          49


                                                                          Eastern (n=41)
                              15                                          Central (n=50)
       Fair               10                                              Western (n=39)
                          8



                  2
      Poor            4
                  0



                  0
 Don't know       2
                      5


              0                20   40         60   80   100
                                     Percent
358                                                                     Responsive Management


       Q432, Q441. In general, how would you rate the state's
      efforts to provide GOLF opportunities? (Asked of those
      who named golf among the top 2 activities in which they
                       participated the most.)




                                     34
  Excellent                                   43
                                                   48



                                          39
      Good                                41
                                    30


                                                                             Eastern (n=38)
                          11                                                 Central (n=44)
       Fair           7                                                      Western (n=33)
                           15



                      5
      Poor        2
                  3



                          11
Don't know            7
                  3


              0                20        40             60   80   100
                                          Percent
Iowa Survey for the State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP)               359


      Q432, Q441. In general, how would you rate the state's
       efforts to provide SWIMMING IN NATURAL WATERS
     opportunities? (Asked of those who named swimming in
      natural waters among the top 2 activities in which they
                       participated the most.)



                     7

 Excellent                         31

                         15




                                                  53

    Good                                     44

                                   31                                     Eastern (n=15)
                                                                          Central (n=16)
                                                                          Western (n=13)

                                    33

      Fair                    25

                                                  54




                     7

     Poor        0

                 0



             0           20             40         60   80   100
                                         Percent
360                                                                      Responsive Management


      Q432, Q441. In general, how would you rate the state's
       efforts to provide SWIMMING IN PUBLIC OUTDOOR
       POOLS opportunities? (Asked of those who named
       swimming in public outdoor pools among the top 2
          activities in which they participated the most.)



                                             36
  Excellent                                   40
                              10



                                              41
      Good                                         47
                                                    50


                                                                              Eastern (n=22)
                                   18                                         Central (n=30)
       Fair               7                                                   Western (n=20)
                                        25



                  0
      Poor            3
                  0



                      5
Don't know            3
                               15


              0                    20        40          60   80   100
                                              Percent
Iowa Survey for the State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP)               361


      Q432, Q441. In general, how would you rate the state's
     efforts to provide VISITING ENTERTAINMENT FACILITIES
        opportunities? (Asked of those who named visiting
        entertainment facilities among the top 2 activities in
                  which they participated the most.)


                                    25
  Excellent               12
                      8



                                                56
      Good                                                     88
                                                     67


                                                                          Eastern (n=16)
                               19                                         Central (n=17)
       Fair       0                                                       Western (n=12)
                      8



                  0
      Poor        0
                  0



                  0
 Don't know       0
                           17


              0            20            40     60        80        100
                                          Percent
362                                                            Responsive Management


        Q432, Q441. In general, how would you rate the state's
        efforts to provide HUNTING BIG GAME opportunities?
      (Asked of those who named hunting big game among the
         top 2 activities in which they participated the most.)




                               20
  Excellent                              40
                                          42



                                               55
      Good                          33
                                    33


                                                                    Eastern (n=20)
                               20                                   Central (n=15)
       Fair                    20                                   Western (n=12)
                              17



                      5
       Poor       0
                  0



                  0
Don't know            7
                          8


              0               20     40        60   80   100
                                         Percent
Iowa Survey for the State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP)               363


       Q432, Q441. In general, how would you rate the state's
           efforts to provide FISHING FROM THE SHORE
      opportunities? (Asked of those who named fishing from
         the shore among the top 2 activities in which they
                        participated the most.)


                                    22
  Excellent                     20
                                          39



                                                     61
      Good                                            65
                                                56


                                                                          Eastern (n=18)
                               17                                         Central (n=20)
       Fair               10                                              Western (n=18)
                      6



                  0
      Poor        0
                  0



                  0
 Don't know           5
                  0


              0                20        40     60         80   100
                                          Percent
364                                                                     Responsive Management


        Q432, Q441. In general, how would you rate the state's
      efforts to provide FISHING FROM A BOAT opportunities?
       (Asked of those who named fishing from a boat among
       the top 2 activities in which they participated the most.)




                                   18
  Excellent                             27
                                        26



                                                  47
      Good                                        45
                                                       53


                                                                             Eastern (n=17)
                                   18                                        Central (n=11)
       Fair                        18                                        Western (n=19)
                               16



                              12
      Poor                9
                      5



                      6
Don't know        0
                  0


              0                20            40         60   80   100
                                              Percent
Iowa Survey for the State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP)               365


       Q432, Q441. In general, how would you rate the state's
            efforts to provide DRIVING FOR PLEASURE
       opportunities? (Asked of those who named driving for
         pleasure among the top 2 activities in which they
                        participated the most.)


                                23
  Excellent                    20
                                     32



                                                    58
      Good                                            62
                                            46


                                                                          Eastern (n=78)
                          13                                              Central (n=65)
       Fair               12                                              Western (n=69)
                          13



                  1
      Poor        3
                      6



                      5
 Don't know       3
                  3


              0            20         40         60        80   100
                                          Percent
366                                                                   Responsive Management


       Q432, Q441. In general, how would you rate the state's
           efforts to provide OBSERVING, FEEDING, OR
      PHOTOGRAPHING WILDLIFE NEAR HOME opportunities?
         (Asked of those who named observing, feeding, or
        photographing wildlife near home among the top 2
           activities in which they participated the most.)



                                              36
  Excellent                          24
                                    19


                                              36
       Good                                    39
                                                     54
                                                                           Eastern (n=44)
                                                                           Central (n=51)
                           9                                               Western (n=37)
        Fair               8
                           8


                       5
       Poor        2
                   0


                               14
 Don't know                              27
                                    19


               0               20             40      60   80   100
                                                Percent
Iowa Survey for the State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP)               367


      Q432, Q441. In general, how would you rate the state's
         efforts to provide FAMILY ORIENTED OUTDOOR
      ACTIVITIES opportunities? (Asked of those who named
        family oriented outdoor activities among the top 2
          activities in which they participated the most.)



                               18
  Excellent                          33
                                19



                                                     65
      Good                                      56
                                                          72

                                                                          Eastern (n=74)
                           15                                             Central (n=70)
       Fair               10                                              Western (n=67)
                      6



                  1
      Poor        0
                  1



                  1
 Don't know       1
                  1


              0                20     40        60         80   100
                                          Percent
368                                                                      Responsive Management


PERCEPTIONS OF TRENDS IN QUALITY OF ACTIVITIES

       Q433, Q442. In the last five years, do you think the quality
        of HIKING in Iowa has improved, remained the same, or
       declined? (Asked of those who named hiking among the
          top 2 activities in which they participated the most.)




                                           39

       Improved                                          67

                                                         68




                                               42
Remained the
                                     29
   same
                                    25                                        Eastern (n=36)
                                                                              Central (n=21)
                                                                              Western (n=28)

                           6

        Declined       0

                           7




                               14

      Don't know           5

                       0



                   0           20         40        60        80   100
                                           Percent
Iowa Survey for the State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP)               369


     Q433, Q442. In the last five years, do you think the quality
        of TRAIL USE FOR PHYSICAL FITNESS in Iowa has
       improved, remained the same, or declined? (Asked of
     those who named trail use for physical fitness among the
        top 2 activities in which they participated the most.)




                                                        66

     Improved                                            70

                                                               79




                                       24
 Remained the
                                       26
    same
                                                                          Eastern (n=41)
                                  18
                                                                          Central (n=50)
                                                                          Western (n=39)


                     0

      Declined       0

                     3




                             10

   Don't know            4

                     0



                 0                20        40     60         80    100
                                             Percent
370                                                                     Responsive Management


       Q433, Q442. In the last five years, do you think the quality
        of GOLF in Iowa has improved, remained the same, or
        declined? (Asked of those who named golf among the
         top 2 activities in which they participated the most.)




                                                       63

       Improved                                             70

                                                  58




                                     24
Remained the
                                      27
   same
                                      27                                     Eastern (n=38)
                                                                             Central (n=44)
                                                                             Western (n=33)

                               11

        Declined       0

                           3




                       3

      Don't know       2

                               12



                   0            20         40     60         80   100
                                            Percent
Iowa Survey for the State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP)               371


     Q433, Q442. In the last five years, do you think the quality
          of SWIMMING IN NATURAL WATERS in Iowa has
       improved, remained the same, or declined? (Asked of
     those who named swimming in natural waters among the
        top 2 activities in which they participated the most.)




                          20

     Improved                      31

                                   31




                                        40
 Remained the
                                         44
    same
                                                                          Eastern (n=15)
                                   31
                                                                          Central (n=16)
                                                                          Western (n=13)


                                   33

      Declined            19

                              23




                     7

   Don't know        6

                         15



                 0       20         40        60   80   100
                                        Percent
372                                                                               Responsive Management


       Q433, Q442. In the last five years, do you think the quality
       of SWIMMING IN PUBLIC OUTDOOR POOLS in Iowa has
        improved, remained the same, or declined? (Asked of
         those who named swimming in public outdoor pools
       among the top 2 activities in which they participated the
                                  most.)



                                                                  64

       Improved                                               60

                                                        45




                                         23
Remained the
                                              30
   same                                                                                Eastern (n=22)
                                               35                                      Central (n=30)
                                                                                       Western (n=20)


                               9

        Declined               10

                           5




                           5

      Don't know       0

                                   15



                   0                20             40        60        80   100
                                                    Percent
Iowa Survey for the State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP)                 373


     Q433, Q442. In the last five years, do you think the quality
       of VISITING ENTERTAINMENT FACILITIES in Iowa has
       improved, remained the same, or declined? (Asked of
     those who named visiting entertainment facilities among
      the top 2 activities in which they participated the most.)




                                                            69

     Improved                                          59

                                                 50




                                   25
 Remained the
                                    29
    same
                                                                            Eastern (n=16)
                                        33
                                                                            Central (n=17)
                                                                            Western (n=12)


                     0

      Declined       0

                         8




                         6

   Don't know                12

                         8



                 0            20         40           60         80   100
                                             Percent
374                                                                      Responsive Management


       Q433, Q442. In the last five years, do you think the quality
       of HUNTING BIG GAME in Iowa has improved, remained
         the same, or declined? (Asked of those who named
        hunting big game among the top 2 activities in which
                      they participated the most.)



                                    30

       Improved                                53

                                                         67




                                                    60
Remained the
                                     33
   same
                                     33                                       Eastern (n=20)
                                                                              Central (n=15)
                                                                              Western (n=12)

                           5

        Declined           7

                       0




                           5

      Don't know           7

                       0



                   0           20        40     60            80   100
                                          Percent
Iowa Survey for the State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP)               375


     Q433, Q442. In the last five years, do you think the quality
      of FISHING FROM THE SHORE in Iowa has improved,
      remained the same, or declined? (Asked of those who
     named fishing from the shore among the top 2 activities
              in which they participated the most.)



                                        28

     Improved                          25

                                  17




                                                    56
 Remained the
                                              40
    same
                                                         72               Eastern (n=18)
                                                                          Central (n=20)
                                                                          Western (n=18)

                         6

      Declined               10

                             11




                             11

   Don't know                          25

                     0



                 0                20         40     60    80   100
                                              Percent
376                                                                Responsive Management


       Q433, Q442. In the last five years, do you think the quality
          of FISHING FROM A BOAT in Iowa has improved,
        remained the same, or declined? (Asked of those who
        named fishing from a boat among the top 2 activities in
                  which they participated the most.)



                                         35

       Improved                18

                               16




                                         35
Remained the
                                                   55
   same
                                              47                        Eastern (n=17)
                                                                        Central (n=11)
                                                                        Western (n=19)

                                    29

        Declined                    27

                                     32




                       0

      Don't know       0

                           5



                   0           20        40        60   80   100
                                          Percent
Iowa Survey for the State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP)               377


     Q433, Q442. In the last five years, do you think the quality
        of DRIVING FOR PLEASURE in Iowa has improved,
      remained the same, or declined? (Asked of those who
     named driving for pleasure among the top 2 activities in
                which they participated the most.)



                                        41

     Improved                     29

                                       38




                                             45
 Remained the
                                                 49
    same
                                            42                            Eastern (n=78)
                                                                          Central (n=65)
                                                                          Western (n=69)

                         9

      Declined               15

                             13




                     5

   Don't know        6

                     7



                 0           20        40             60   80   100
                                        Percent
378                                                                     Responsive Management


       Q433, Q442. In the last five years, do you think the quality
          of OBSERVING, FEEDING, OR PHOTOGRAPHING
       WILDLIFE NEAR HOME in Iowa has improved, remained
         the same, or declined? (Asked of those who named
       observing, feeding, or photographing wildlife near home
       among the top 2 activities in which they participated the
                                  most.)



                                                   50
       Improved                         31
                                             38



                                             39
Remained the                                                                 Eastern (n=44)
                                                        57
   same
                                                                             Central (n=51)
                                                  46
                                                                             Western (n=37)



                       2
        Declined       4
                               11



                               9
      Don't know           8
                           5


                   0               20    40     60           80   100
                                          Percent
Iowa Survey for the State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP)               379


     Q433, Q442. In the last five years, do you think the quality
     of FAMILY ORIENTED OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES in Iowa has
       improved, remained the same, or declined? (Asked of
        those who named family oriented outdoor activities
     among the top 2 activities in which they participated the
                                most.)



                                        46

     Improved                                53

                                        43




                                   38
 Remained the
                                   37
    same                                                                  Eastern (n=74)
                                   37                                     Central (n=70)
                                                                          Western (n=67)


                     4

      Declined       1

                         9




                             12

   Don't know            9

                         10


                 0            20   40        60   80    100
                                    Percent
380                                                                        Responsive Management


APPENDIX C: ABOUT RESPONSIVE MANAGEMENT
Responsive Management is a nationally recognized public opinion and attitude survey research
firm specializing in natural resource and outdoor recreation issues. Its mission is to help natural
resource and outdoor recreation agencies and organizations better understand and work with their
constituents, customers, and the public.


Utilizing its in-house, full-service, computer-assisted telephone and mail survey center with 45
professional interviewers, Responsive Management has conducted more than 1,000 telephone
surveys, mail surveys, personal interviews, and focus groups, as well as numerous marketing and
communications plans, need assessments, and program evaluations on natural resource and
outdoor recreation issues.


Clients include most of the federal and state natural resource, outdoor recreation, and
environmental agencies, and most of the top conservation organizations. Responsive
Management also collects attitude and opinion data for many of the nation’s top universities,
including the University of Southern California, Virginia Tech, Colorado State University,
Auburn, Texas Tech, the University of California—Davis, Michigan State University, the
University of Florida, North Carolina State University, Penn State, West Virginia University, and
others.


Among the wide range of work Responsive Management has completed during the past 20 years
are studies on how the general population values natural resources and outdoor recreation, and
their opinions on and attitudes toward an array of natural resource-related issues. Responsive
Management has conducted dozens of studies of selected groups of outdoor recreationists,
including anglers, boaters, hunters, wildlife watchers, birdwatchers, park visitors, historic site
visitors, hikers, and campers, as well as selected groups within the general population, such as
landowners, farmers, urban and rural residents, women, senior citizens, children, Hispanics,
Asians, and African-Americans. Responsive Management has conducted studies on
environmental education, endangered species, waterfowl, wetlands, water quality, and the
reintroduction of numerous species such as wolves, grizzly bears, the California condor, and the
Florida panther.
Iowa Survey for the State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP)                        381


Responsive Management has conducted research on numerous natural resource ballot initiatives
and referenda and helped agencies and organizations find alternative funding and increase their
memberships and donations. Responsive Management has conducted major agency and
organizational program needs assessments and helped develop more effective programs based
upon a solid foundation of fact. Responsive Management has developed Web sites for natural
resource organizations, conducted training workshops on the human dimensions of natural
resources, and presented numerous studies each year in presentations and as keynote speakers at
major natural resource, outdoor recreation, conservation, and environmental conferences and
meetings.


Responsive Management has conducted research on public attitudes toward natural resources
and outdoor recreation in almost every state in the United States, as well as in Canada, Australia,
the United Kingdom, France, Germany, and Japan. Responsive Management routinely conducts
surveys in Spanish and has also conducted surveys and focus groups in Chinese, Korean,
Japanese, and Vietnamese.


Responsive Management’s research has been featured in most of the nation’s major media,
including CNN’s Crossfire, ESPN, The Washington Post, The Washington Times, The New York
Times, Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal, and on the front page of USA Today.


                          Visit the Responsive Management Website at:
                               www.responsivemanagement.com

				
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