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 third quarter of 2023, Natural Areas volunteers and staff provided 147 educational activities that reached 4,051 people, exceeding the target of reaching 3,015 by over 1,000 individuals. Some highlights of programming included the annual “Hike to the A” for first year CSU students, Poudre Riverfest, and a celebration of the newly opened Natural Areas, Kestrel Fields Natural Area, which saw over 300 participants. The number of activities offered in Q3 is up slightly from the same quarter in 2022. Natural Areas continues to effectively reach community members with a variety of engagement 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.