Natural Areas Programs - Cumulative Participation per Capita

Desired Result:  Above Target

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Analysis of Performance

In the second quarter, COVID-19 restrictions started lessening while continuing to limit programming and participation, particularly for school programs. There were 1,948 people who attended 93 activities, which is 1,088 people below the target of 3,063 participants. Activities included trailhead tabling, Boys & Girls Club programming, guided hikes, and volunteer projects.

COVID-19 accounts for the low participation as both participants and volunteer activity leaders avoided gathering to prevent the spread of the corona virus. Some small group programming continued outdoors in accordance with health guidance and online offerings continued to be popular as well.

Metric Definition
The participants per capita attending Natural Areas programs.
Why Is This Important?
This metric provides an indication of the diversity and popularity of Natural Areas programs. Offering a wide range of popular programs is a hallmark of successful operation.
City Organization Impact on Performance

Medium – Natural Areas influences this metric by providing a wide range of quality programs to community members. Participation numbers are also influenced by marketing and outreach.

Benchmark Information
This metric contains benchmark data for Colorado open space agencies that have similar educational programs, voter approved tax funding, land conservation missions, and community demographics. Fort Collins compares itself to county-wide programs because municipal open space programs are very rare.