Natural Areas Programs - Cumulative Participation per Capita

Desired Result:  Above Target

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Analysis of Performance

This is a Quarterly metric.

  • In the fourth quarter of 2023, Natural Areas volunteers and staff provided 66 educational activities that reached 1,527 people, exceeding the target for this quarter by 234 individuals.
  •  Some highlights of programming included black-footed ferret education at Soapstone Prairie, a classroom presentation about Animal Camouflage at Linton Elementary (a Title One School), and a series of Eagle Watch programs at Fossil Creek Reservoir.
  • Interest in educational activities continues to grow along with a desire for stewardship volunteer opportunities.

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.