Please take this survey for a study of the
economic impact of rock climbing, whitewater paddling, and mountain biking in the Nantahala and
Pisgah National Forests! This is a partnership project between Outdoor Alliance, American
Whitewater, IMBA, and Access Fund, and we'll use the data to advocate for recreation and good
management of public lands in North Carolina.
Dr. James N. Maples, an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Eastern Kentucky University is
conducting the study examining the economic impact of these four recreation types in the
Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests. Please help us advocate for recreation by completing the
brief and anonymous online survey
Results from this study will be used to quantify the economic impact of outdoor recreation in the
Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests and will help the human powered outdoor recreation
community provide important public input to the Nantahala and Pisgah Forest Service Plan, which
is currently under review.
To participate, please follow this link to the survey:
Or copy and paste the URL below into your internet browser: