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Methodology for Recreation Data Acquisition and Evaluation for Ethnic Minority Visitors to Corps of Engineers Projects
ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS ENGINEER RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER
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A survey was conducted at five Corps of Engineers CE lakes during the spring and summer of 1999 to obtain baseline information about the outdoor recreation style and preferences of these ethnic minority groups African, Hispanic, and Asian Americans and their experiences and perceptions at CE projects. This report documents the results of that survey. The study also tested the draft survey instrument against results obtained in four focus group interviews which were conducted in 1998 at the same CE lakes. The 1999 survey population included African Americans at Woodruff Lake, AL, and Carlyle Lake, IL Hispanic Americans at Canyon Lake, TX, and Pine Flat Lake, CA and Asian Americans at Hensley Lake, CA, and Pine Flat Lake, CA. The survey was conducted from May 15 to July 30, 1999. While Native Americans were not included in this survey, the report contains a discussion of six focus groups which were conducted during the summer of 1997 with fifteen Native American tribes located in the CEs Tulsa and Omaha Districts.
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