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United States Department of the Interior
 
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
Montana State Office
5001 Southgate Drive
Billings, Montana 59101-4669
http://www.blm.gov/mt

October 21, 2009

8300 (MT9240.2) P
 
 
 
EMAIL TRANSMISSION – 10/23/09
Instruction Memorandum No. MT-2010-008
Expires: 09/30/2011
 
To:             Field Manager, Billings Field Office
                  Field Manager, Malta Field Office
 
From:         State Director
 
Subject:      Bureau of Land Management 2010 Visitor Satisfaction Survey         DD: 11/10/2009
 
Program Area: 1220-Recreation
 
Purpose: To meet requirements of WO IB 2008-094, BLM 2008 Visitor Satisfaction Survey
 
Policy/Action:  Montana/Dakotas BLM selected the Pompeys Pillar National Monument (PPNM) Interpretive Center site, Billings Field Office, and the Camp Creek Campground site, Malta Field Office, for completion of the 2010 Visitor Satisfaction Survey. Both sites need to complete and return the Site Profile by November 10, 2009. The instructions for the On-Site Visitor Survey Administration and the Site Profile-2010 Visitor Survey form are attachments to the subject WO IB.
 
Timeframe:  Please send completed Site Profile forms to Christina Miller by November 10, 2009.
 
Budget Impact:  Minimal. Each site will be given $2,500 to assist with the survey.
 
Background:  The WO is requesting two sites per state for the 2010 Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) Visitor Satisfaction Survey, to be completed within a 2-month time period between January 15, and August 31, 2010. One site, if possible, must provide interpretive programming and/or facilities. The MT 1220 subactivity sheet sets aside $2,500 per site to assist field offices with staff or volunteers to administer this survey.
 
The WO is paying for all the development and processing of the survey. Reasons for choosing the PPNM Interpretive Center and the Camp Creek Campground sites are:
 
1.      We need a site that receives good visitation to meet the statistic guidelines. The site can either be a fee or non-fee site. Other field offices have recently completed GPRA surveys. Both the Garnet Ghost Town and the Upper Missouri Interpretive Center have been surveyed in the last 2 years for the interpretive requirement. The Butte, Dillon, and South Dakota sites have been surveyed the last 3 years for the non-interpretive requirement.
 
2.      We need a site where there are personnel (volunteers, permanent staff, or seasonals)                 who can administer this survey.
 
The sampling period must be within a 2-month time period during January 15-August 31, 2010. A minimum of 8 sampling days should be used to collect the 350-400 surveys. A sampling day should consist of a 4-hour period of time that may occur in the morning, afternoon, or evening, depending on visitation to that site. This may be extended for areas that have sporadic visitation throughout the day. Select sampling days that represent a mix of weekend days and weekdays spread out across the sampling period. Thus, a minimum total of 32 hours of sampling is needed, plus some hours to mail the surveys to the University of Idaho.
 
Manual/Handbook Sections Affected: None.
 
Coordination:  National Recreation and Visitor Services Division (WO-250), Branch of Land Resources (LLMT924000), Malta Field Office (LLMTM01000), and the Billings Field Office
(LLMT001000).
 
Contact:  Direct any questions you have regarding this survey to Christina Miller at (406)
896-5038.
 
 
Signed by:                                                        Authenticated by:
Gene R. Terland                                               Kathy Iszler
State Director                                                   Staff Assistant (MT9240)
 
                                                                 
 
 
 
 
1 Attachment
       1-WO IB No. 2009-112 (9 pp in its entirety)
 
cc: District Manager, HiLine District Office w/Attm.
      Monument Manager, PPNM w/Attm.