How do visitors to national parks see climate change? The National Park Service (NPS) wants to know and is planning to survey them. NPS is seeking public comments on and permission from the Office of Management & Budget for a proposed one-time voluntary Visitor Perceptions of Climate Change in US National Parks survey.
You can get the details at http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-09-23/html/2013-23061.htm and send comments by Nov. 22.
The park service explains “(a)s per the NPS Climate Change Action Plan, the NPS is seeking to
promote resource stewardship and public understanding of how climate change will impact the national park units.”
It plans to distribute a questionnaire at 30 parks around the country and use the data to evaluate and improve its efforts to aid public understanding of climate change' impact on the parks.
NPS wants to get 300 responses per park, or 9,000 in all.
It estimates it will take an average of 10 minutes for a patron to complete the questionnaire.