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  • Visitor Benefits, Crowding and Values: Cumulative Visitor Report 2003-2004

    Lake Shelbyville & Carlyle Lake

    Prepared by

    Ingrid E. Schneider, Ph.D. Sonja Wilhelm, M.S., Graduate Research Assistant

    Jennifer Heisey, M.S., Graduate Research Assistant (during project)

    July 2006

    STAFF PAPER SERIES NUMBER 188

    Department of Forest Resources

    College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences Agricultural Experiment Station

    University of Minnesota

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  • Schneider, Wilhelm & Heisey, 2006-Cumulative Report ii

    Table of Contents List of Tables..iii List of Figures..v Executive Summary.1 Introduction..4 Purpose.5 Methods6 Results..8

    Carlyle Lake.8 Lake Shelbyville14

    Discussion & Implications ....21 References..26 Appendix A- Tables...28 Appendix B- Carlyle Lake Map.61 Appendix C- Lake Shelbyville Map..62

  • Schneider, Wilhelm & Heisey, 2006-Cumulative Report iii

    List of Tables

    1. Initial ideas to identify and use indicators for visitor benefits............................................. 23 A2. Response rate among Carlyle Lake visitor onsite survey respondents. ............................... 28 A3. Response rate among Carlyle Lake visitor mail survey respondents................................... 28 A4. Demographic characteristics among Carlyle Lake visitor onsite survey respondents......... 28 A5. Past visitation of Carlyle Lake visitor onsite survey respondents. ...................................... 30 A6. Main recreational activity among Carlyle Lake visitor onsite survey respondents. ........... 32 A7. Main recreational activity among Carlyle Lake visitor mail survey respondents................ 33 A8. Reported importance and attainment of experiences among Carlyle Lake visitor mail survey respondents............................................................................................................... 34 A9. Factor loadings for experience attribute items among Carlyle Lake survey respondents, summer 2003........................................................................................................................ 36 A11. Percent of reported attained experiences among Carlyle Lake visitor survey respondents based on lake sections, summer 2003. ................................................................................. 37 A12. Percent of reported attained experiences among Carlyle Lake visitor survey respondents based on lake sections, summer 2004. ................................................................................. 38 A13. Perceived crowding and preferences among Carlyle Lake visitor mail survey respondents. ......................................................................................................................... 38 A14. Reported affect of overall enjoyment from the number of people at the lake among Carlyle Lake visitor mail survey respondents....................................................................... 39 A15. Place dependence among Carlyle Lake visitor onsite respondents...................................... 39 A16. Place identity among Carlyle Lake visitor onsite survey respondents................................. 40 A17. Correlations between place attachment and experience use history items among Carlyle Lake visitors, summer 2003. ................................................................................... 40 A18. Correlations between place attachment and experience use history items among Carlyle Lake visitors, fall 2003............................................................................................ 41 A19. Correlations between place attachment and experience use history items among Carlyle Lake visitors, spring 2004. ...................................................................................... 41 A20. Correlations between place attachment and experience use history items among Carlyle Lake visitors, summer 2004. ................................................................................... 41 A21. Correlations between place attachment and experience use history items among Carlyle Lake visitors, fall 2004............................................................................................ 42 A22. Perceived characteristics about Carlyle Lake and the Kaskaskia River among visitor mail survey respondents....................................................................................................... 42 A23. Response rate among Lake Shelbyville visitor onsite survey respondents.......................... 42 A24. Response rate among Lake Shelbyville visitor and marina member mail survey respondents. ......................................................................................................................... 43 A25. Demographic characteristics among Lake Shelbyville visitor onsite and marina member mail survey respondents......................................................................................... 43 A26. Past visitation of Lake Shelbyville visitor onsite survey respondents. ................................ 46 A27. Main recreational activity among Lake Shelbyville visitor onsite survey respondents....... 48 A28. Main recreational activity among Lake Shelbyville visitor mail survey respondents. ........ 49 A29. Reported importance and attainment of experiences among Lake Shelbyville visitor and marina member mail survey respondents...................................................................... 50

  • Schneider, Wilhelm & Heisey, 2006-Cumulative Report iv

    A30. Factor loadings for experience attribute items among Lake Shelbyville survey respondents, summer 2003................................................................................................... 52 A31. Factor loadings for experience attribute items among Lake Shelbyville marina member mail survey respondents......................................................................................... 53 A32. Percent of reported attained experiences among Lake Shelbyville visitor survey respondents based on lake sections, summer 2003.............................................................. 54 A33. Percent of reported attained experiences among Lake Shelbyville visitor survey respondents based on lake sections, summer 2004.............................................................. 54 A34. Number of reported attained experiences among Lake Shelbyville marina member mail survey respondents based on lake sections. ................................................................. 54 A35. Perceived crowding and preferences among Lake Shelbyville visitor and marina member mail survey respondents......................................................................................... 55 A36. Reported affect of overall enjoyment from the number of people at the lake among Lake Shelbyville visitor and marina member mail survey respondents. ............................. 55 A37. Place dependence among Lake Shelbyville visitor onsite and marina member mail survey respondents............................................................................................................... 56 A38. Place identity among Lake Shelbyville visitor onsite and marina member mail survey respondents. ......................................................................................................................... 57 A39. Correlations between place attachment and experience use history items among Lake Shelbyville visitors, summer 2003....................................................................................... 57 A40. Correlations between place attachment and experience use history items among Lake Shelbyville visitors, fall 2003. ............................................................................................. 58 A41. Correlations between place attachment and experience use history items among Lake Shelbyville visitors, spring 2004.......................................................................................... 58 A42. Correlations between place attachment and experience use history items among Lake Shelbyville, summer 2004. .................................................................................................. 58 A42. Correlations between place attachment and experience use history items among Lake Shelbyville, summer 2004. .................................................................................................. 59 A43. Correlations between place attachment and experience use history items among Lake Shelbyville visitors, fall 2004. ............................................................................................. 59 A44. Perceived characteristics about Lake Shelbyville and the Kaskaskia River among visitor and marina member mail survey respondents........

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