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How do you connect with the Deschutes and Ochoco National Forests and Crooked River National Grassland?

The purpose of this survey is to gather information that can help guide future land management planning and decisions on the Deschutes and Ochoco National Forest and the Crooked River National Grassland. If you agree to participate, we will ask you about your relationship to natural spaces in central Oregon. For people who use the national forests of central Oregon, we will ask you to identify places of importance. Next, we will ask you to share additional information about the public lands you visit and how you benefit from them. We will share the information gathered from the survey with the Forest Service, and will publish the results in journal articles and fact sheets.

The survey will take 10 to 15 minutes to complete. There are no foreseeable risks to you from taking the survey. Your participation is voluntary and you may skip questions or stop at any time. We will not ask you to provide information that can be used to identify you. Your answers will improve understandings of how people use and value these public lands and may help guide their future management.

This survey is sponsored by Discover Your Forest in collaboration with researchers at Portland State University. Discover Your Forest is a local non-profit partner dedicated to promoting stewardship, conservation education and volunteer programs on the Deschutes and Ochoco National Forests and Crooked River National Grassland. For more information, go to:

If you have questions about your rights or welfare as a participant in the survey, please contact:
PSU Institutional Review Board, Office of Research Integrity 1600 SW 4th Ave., Market Center Building, Ste. 620; Portland, OR 97201 (503) 725-2227 or 1 (877) 480-4400

If you have questions about the survey itself, please contact:
Dr. Rebecca McLain, Assistant Research Professor
 Portland State University, Institute for Sustainable Solutions Tel: (503) 725-9940 Email:


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