Native American Recreation at Corps Projects: Results of Six Focus Groups
ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS
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Research is being conducted at the Waterways Experiment Station WES, under the Recreation Research Program RRP, to determine the existing and future ethnic group use of Corps of Engineers operating projects and to help identify their recreation preferences and needs. This information will be used by decision-makers in project planning and operations. During a 3-year period fiscal years 1997-99, four ethnic minority groups will be studied Native-Americans, African-Americans, Asian-Americans, and Hispanics. This research effort is in response to Executive Order 12862, Setting Customer Service Standards, and Executive Order 12898, Federal Actions to Address Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and Low-Income Populations. Specific objectives of this research are to compare present Corps users to general population proportions identify relevant information, policies, and studies from the Corps and other agencies on ethnic and nontraditional use of Corps projects determine existing and future ethnic group use of Corps projects and determine recreation preferences and needs evaluate existing and future needs of ethnic groups and provide a summary of findings, along with guidance that incorporates considerations for ethnic users in planning and operations decisions.
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