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Statewide Stewardship Initiative Survey

 
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This survey has been developed by the Colorado Outdoor Stewardship Coalition (COSC) as part of its efforts to strengthen long-term capacity to involve the volunteering public in caring for Colorado’s treasured public lands, open spaces, parks and conservation areas.  The COSC is a collaboration of nonprofit stewardship organizations and federal, state and local land manager that promotes stewardship of Colorado’s outdoors, elevating the awareness and engagement of all Coloradans in caring for our state’s outdoor spaces. 

By completing this survey, the COSC will be able to produce a long-standing, much-needed online, searchable database identifying Colorado’s non-governmental outdoor stewardship organizations, thereby strengthening our collective efforts to sustain volunteer engagement as a management tool for our public lands, open spaces, parks and conserved areas.  The survey asks for public information about your organization that will help identify your organization’s geographic scope, on-the-ground stewardship work capabilities, and volunteer capacity.  The information you provide is a vital first step in assisting land managers, funders and other organizations to more effectively connect and support your work and the collective work of Colorado’s outdoor stewardship organizations.  We thank you in advance for the time to complete this survey.

While we recognize that great stewardship work happens within state and local government and agencies, information from this survey will capture efforts underway exclusively through non-governmental organizations–such as charitable nonprofits–who host volunteers on outdoor stewardship projects. This will allow land managers, governmental agencies and funders to find great partners in the private sector.

For more information about the COSC and the Statewide Stewardship Initiative, please click on here. For immediate questions related to this survey, please contact Jason Bertolacci, Statewide Stewardship Initiative Project Manager, at jason@berbur.com.  We look forward to your ongoing involvement in this important initiative!

Your Contact Information
Please provide your personal contact information for completing this survey.
Stewardship Organization Contact Information
Provide full organization name. Do not use acronyms or abbreviations. Only one submission per organization, please.
Stewardship Organization Work and Capacity
The following provides information about your organization's work and if your organization performs other work in addition to outdoor stewardship. Please limit your answers below to only the programs specifically performing outdoor stewardship work.
What types of outdoor stewardship work does your organization perform? Please select all that apply.
List any other types of outdoor stewardship work your organization performs which were not listed above.
How many full-time staff members – who contribute directly or indirectly to your outdoor stewardship work – does your organization employ? Do not include staff members who perform work unrelated to outdoor stewardship.
How many part-time staff members – who contribute directly or indirectly to your outdoor stewardship work – does your organization employ? Do not include staff members who perform work unrelated to outdoor stewardship.
How many full-time volunteers – who contribute directly or indirectly to your outdoor stewardship work – does your organization utilize? These should be volunteers filling skilled employee-like positions in your organization. Do not include volunteers who perform work unrelated to outdoor stewardship.
How many part-time volunteers – who contribute directly or indirectly to your outdoor stewardship work – does your organization utilize? These should be volunteers filling skilled employee-like positions in your organization. Do not include volunteers who perform work unrelated to outdoor stewardship.
Does your organization have a staff position or positions (full-time, part-time, paid or volunteer) which serves as a volunteer coordinator(s)? Volunteer coordinators would be primarily responsible for the recruitment and management of volunteers taking part in various outdoor stewardship activities on behalf of your organization.
How many volunteers – who are affiliated with your organization who have completed the required training and possess the appropriate skills to direct and oversee other volunteers – does your organization utilize.
Does your organization offer outdoor stewardship programs which are specifically built for, and intentionally engage, any of the following volunteer populations and/or communities? Please select all that apply.
Does your organization track and report volunteer demographics (such as age, ethnicity, income and education)?
What are the time and duration of the volunteer projects and opportunities offered by your organization? Please select all that apply.
Approximately how many volunteer outdoor stewardship projects or opportunities does your organization provide/offer in a given year? A project constitutes an event, which may be on day or consecutive days at the same area. An opportunity is an on-going volunteer job or task that supports a location like a park or agency (such as campground host, visitor center worker, photographer).
Approximately what is the maximum number of volunteers your organization can host at a single event?
Approximately how may volunteers does your organization host per year. This is the aggregate number of times that volunteers show up to help your organization. An individual that volunteers more than once, therefore, will be counted for each time that he/she volunteers. For ongoing volunteer opportunities, such as campground hosts, please count the volunteer instance only once for each individual participating.
Approximately how may unique people (individuals) do you have volunteering per year? Some individuals may have volunteered more than once, but for this number they should be counted only once. If your organization does not track unique volunteers, please leave this field blank.
Volunteer hours may support short-term projects or on-going opportunities including training, project management, and travel time, if warranted, to and from the project or opportunity site. Volunteer hours may be those done as part of an organized project or independently on the volunteer's own schedule. Approximately how many hours do your volunteers provide annually?
How many different ways do you track volunteer numbers and hours? This should be limited to data about volunteers and their time. Information related to the tracking of outcomes and accomplishments of that volunteer time is requested below. Please select all that apply.
List any other types of tracking methods your organization uses which were not listed above. This should be limited to the tracking of volunteers and their time. Information related to the tracking of outcomes and accomplishments of that volunteer time is requested below.
Does your organization track any of the listed data and metrics demonstrating the accomplishments of its outdoor stewardship work? Please select all that apply.
List any other types of outdoor stewardship accomplishment metrics which were not listed above.
How do your volunteers receive their training? Please select all that apply.
List any other types of training methods your organization uses which were not listed above.
What types of training does your organization provide or encourage for your volunteers?
List any other types of volunteer training your organization provides or encourages for your volunteers which were not listed above.
What type of formal agreements does your organization maintain with its land manager partners? Please select all that apply.
If your organization maintains a type of formal agreement with a land manager not listed above, please list it below.
Does your organization employ any of the following tools to ensure safety and/or manage the risk associated with the work your organization performs? Please select all that apply.
Approximately what is your organization's total annual budget, in dollars, related to your outdoor stewardship work?
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