Registration Box Instructions
Our data year is Oct. 1 to Sept. 30 which means that you should plan your last trip to the box soon after Sept. 30 to provide data through that date.
In order for all of us to keep current please follow a schedule approximating the following:
You should maintain your box and replenish registration sheets and pencils as needed (See Previous for Downloadable registration sheets).
As far as possible, please take charge of repairing any winter damage to the box or support. If any of the information on the underside of the lid or an adjacent bulletin board needs updating or replacement or you need help with paint or repair, let Roger Shaw know at firstname.lastname@example.org).
A data collection consists of retrieving the completed registration sheets from the boxes, filling out a Register Summary Sheet (see below), and sending me the completed Summary. Please note that the hope is to have a final report ready to present at the annual meeting in late October. Therefore the last date is the most important. Also the FS wanted a reminder on the form that permits are required for the Indian Peaks. Since that is not the case in the other wilderness areas, the forms differ slightly and should not be mixed. It is probably a good idea to gather all of the registration box completed forms in one place so please get those forms to me, either with each report or at the year end.
Register Summary Sheet
If you have a computer with Microsoft Excel spreadsheet program, it will be easiest for you and for me if you download (see previous) and fill out the sheet on the computer and email the file to me on or before the dates listed above.
The completion of these Registration Summary Sheets will take some time. The Wilderness Group, the USFS and I certainly appreciate your efforts. The first time around may seem a bit overwhelming but, as you become more familiar with the task, it gets easier. If you follow the above schedule the job will stay manageable and avoid a last minute crunch for both of us. Please call or e-mail me if you have questions.
P. O. Box 2200
Fraser, CO 80442
If you are going near a box not your own on a hike, please call or e-mail the keeper to see if you can save them a trip.
If you pick up forms for them, however, you MUST follow through and get them to
the keeper. Keep in mind that the forms for the Indian Peaks Wilderness
(Roaring Forks, Monarch Lake, and Junco trailheads) differ from the others in carrying a reminder
that permits are required.