Utah State Parks (Division of Parks & Recreation)

Date: June, 2007
Call Number: IORT-PR-2007-3
Researcher(s): William Spain, Doug Reiter, Dale J. Blahna, & Steven W. Burr
Summary: The purpose of this study was to provide the Utah Division of Parks and Recreation with longitudinal data about registered boat owners in the state. This report compares the results of a 2006 telephone survey of registered boaters with the results of surveys from 1989, 1994 and 1999.The 2006 telephone survey was part of a statewide planning project conducted by Utah State Parks and Utah State University’s Institute for Outdoor Recreation and Tourism. There were four data collection phases: Phase 1) in-depth interviews of managers of recreational water bodies; Phase 2) regional meetings with state and federal employees who are knowledgeable about recreational water use in Utah; Phase 3) telephone survey of registered boat owners; and Phase 4) online survey of State Park managers.
 
Researcher(s): Steven W. Burr, Douglas K. Reiter, Dale J. Blahna, and William S. Spain
Summary: Utah State University’s Institute for Outdoor Recreation and Tourism (IORT), working collaboratively with the State Division of Parks and Recreation (Utah State Parks), conducted a statewide telephone survey of Utah residents’ attitudes toward State Parks. Almost two thousand residents throughout the state, stratified by the seven Planning Districts, were surveyed by telephone in September and October of 2004. This report presents the results of the Statewide Telephone Survey, along with implications and recommendations for Utah State Parks in the Executive Summary.
 
Date: March 12, 2002
Call Number: IORT-PR-2002-1
Researcher(s): Doug Reiter, Dale Blahna, Mert Redmond, and Rosalind Bahr
Summary: This report details intercept survey results of boaters at four Utah State Park reservoirs and lakes: Hyrum Reservoir, Bear Lake, Pineview Reservoir, and Echo Reservoir. The study duplicated the methods and survey questions from the 1999 IORT intercept survey of Utah State Park reservoirs on four different waterbodies. Survey data includes boater characteristic, lake use characteristics, visitor use characteristics, and visitor comments and recommendations.
 
A Summary Report: 1999 Utah State Park Boater Telephone Survey
Date: January 2001
Call Number: IORT-PR-2001-1
Researcher(s): Douglas K. Reiter, Dale J. Blahna, Joshua J. Smith, and Rosalind Bahr
Summary: Reports telephone survey results of boaters at four Utah State Park reservoirs, Deer Creek, Jordanelle, Willard Bay, and East Canyon, including demographic characteristics of boaters, boating practices, boaters' attitudes and opinions, along with a qualitative analysis of boater comments.
 
Off Highway Vehicle Uses and Owner Preferences in Utah
Date: January 18, 2001
Call Number: IORT-PR-2001-3
Researcher(s): Andrea L. Fisher, Dale J. Blahna, Rosalind Bahr
Summary: Reports the results of a telephone survey of registered owners of Off Highway Vehicles (OHVs) in Utah, including information on the usage of All Terrain Vehicles (ATVs), off highway motorcycles, 4x4 vehicles, snowmobiles, and other OHVs, OHV owner characteristics, their attitudes and opinions, and preferences for management.
 
Date: September, 2000
Call Number: IORT-PR-2000-2
Researcher(s): Douglas K. Reiter, Dale J. Blahna, Eric Toman, and Rosalind Bahr
Summary: Reports research survey results of boaters at four Utah State Park reservoirs: Deer Creek, Jordanelle, Willard Bay, and East Canyon.  Survey data includes boater characteristic, lake use characteristics, visitor use characteristics, and visitor comments and recommendations.
 

Visitor Experiences and Resource Protection at Antelope Island State Park
Date: December 1999
Call Number: IORT-PR-1999-1
Researcher(s): Mark W. Brunson and Tiffany Christensen
Summary: Report describes results of a survey of visitors to Antelope Island State Park that was conducted in May-October 1999. The survey was intended to measure visitors' satisfactions, preferences, and concerns regarding their experiences at Antelope Island and management actions taken at the park. Particular attention was paid to experiences in the backcountry areas of the park that are managed to provide limited outdoor recreation opportunities in a setting which preserves many of the natural conditions which prevailed around the Great Salt Lake prior to European-American settlement.