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The following are the questions and responses from surveys sent out to past Kentucky Forest Leadership Program participants from 1994 through 2000.  While 10% of the surveys were undeliverable as addressed, we did receive results back from 28% of the campers.  Numerical data from your responses are given after the questions.  Open response answers have been summarized, but specific responses can be found at the end of the document.  We hope that you enjoy seeing these results and that they bring back fond memories of the Kentucky Forest Leadership Program!

STUDY of the KENTUCKY FOREST LEADERSHIP PROGRAM

Question 1
- Looking back to the Kentucky Forest Leadership Program when you attended, how would you rate the program over all?  (On a scale of 1 to 10, 1 = poor and 10 = excellent.) -- Average rating = 9.1

Question 2 - How have you used the information that was presented during the weeklong program? -- Many of you have used the information in college classes or on the job, for tree ID, in envirothon and agriculture competitions, and to understand the soils on your farms.  For specific responses, see list at end.


THE FORESTRY AND NATURAL RESOURCE COMMUNITY IS INTERESTED IN THE ATTITUDES OF INDIVIDUALS TOWARDS THE RESOURCE.  PLEASE GIVE US YOUR HONEST OPINIONS CONCERNING THE FOLLOWING ISSUES.


Question 3 - Forests should be better managed. --  92% Agree  8% Disagree

Question 4 - More people should know about forestry. --  100% Agree  0% Disagree

Question 5 - Has the information influenced your attitudes about forestry and natural resources since you attended the Kentucky Forest Leadership Program? --  96% Yes  4% No

Question 6 - For anyone attending college or technical school, I would suggest that they take at least one natural resource/forestry related class. --  94% Agree  6% Disagree

Question 7 - I have used the soil survey that we were presented at camp for information and resource. --  55% Yes  45% No

Question 8 - Did you take a forestry, natural resource, or agriculture class in high school? --  57% Yes  43% No

Question 9 - If you went to college, or are attending college, did you take a class related to forestry/natural resources?
--  47% Yes  53% No

Question 10 - If so, what was your major?
· ag communications
· agriculture
· agriculture education
· biology
· biosystems engineering
· civil engineering
· computer programming
· environmental science
· ecology
· environmental studies
· environmental studies
· forestry
· law enforcement
· game warden
· geology
· natural resource conservation and management
· police administration
· range science
· sociology

Question 11- What is your present occupation?
· bartender
· DANA supplier representative At Ford Motor Company plants
· factory worker
· funeral home employee
· guide at Mammoth Cave
· housewife/Mary Kay salesperson
· Intel specialist in U.S. Navy
· machine operator for Carhartt
· MSN technician
· QC in plastics factory
· restaurant/warehouse
· retail/surveyor technician
· sales associate
· school teacher/college student
· Stanton Food Court
· student
· student/activist
· student/farm
· student/lumber man
· student/seasonal Forest Service
· student/student worker
· student/UPS
· teacher/coach
· UK forestry grad student
· Winchester One-Hour Cleaners
· Woodford County conservation aide

Question 12 - Concerning the question (on the previous side) asking “how camp has influenced your attitudes towards forestry and natural resources,” please briefly explain. --  Many of you now view the forest and soils as important resources to protect and conserve.  Learning about BMPs influenced some of you to view logging and other management techniques in a more positive light.  Several of you were influenced by camp to pursue careers in related fields.  See specific responses at end.

Question 13 - Your year attending the Kentucky Forest Leadership Program?
 1994 – 15%
 1995 – 8%
 1996 – 9%
 1997 – 8%
 1998 – 13%
 1999 – 19%
 2000 – 28%

Question 14 - Male / Female -- 57% Male  43% Female

Question 15 - During the summer that you attended, what section of Kentucky did you live in? -- 40% East          53% Central          7% Western

Question 16 - Please write any comments about the Kentucky Forest Leadership Program. --  Perhaps your top two comments were: “Camp should be longer!” and “Can I come back?”  Most of you thought that it was great experience because of all the hands-on activities and all the new friends you made.  See specific responses at end.

Open response answers to Question 2 - How have you used the information that was presented during the weeklong program?

Open response answers to Question 12 - Concerning the question (on the previous side) asking “how camp has influenced your attitudes towards forestry and natural resources,” please briefly explain.

Open response answers to Question 16 - Please write any comments about the Kentucky Forest Leadership Program.