Cocopah Agricultural Resource Management Plan Tribal Survey

This is a survey for the Cocopah, and all the people who live within the exterior boundaries of the Cocopah Indian Reservation. We are using this survey as a tool to better understand our use and needs when it comes to Land Use, Water Use, Agriculture, and Conservation.

Why are we doing this?

The Bureau of Indian Affairs BIA) is in the process of overseeing the preparation of an Agriculture Resource Management Plan (ARMP). To do this in a way that recognizes the many land and water uses, we have created this survey to better gather your voices. Your shared understandings about these resources will inform agriculture and other long-term planning efforts such as assessing interest in tribal agricultural enterprises and pursuits, individual agricultural interests, and conservation needs. The survey responses will also help guide the content of upcoming ARMP community workshops everyone will have a chance to participate in.

What will the ARMP do?

The ARMP document will serve as a long- range plan for the Cocopah Reservation which will provide for the utilization, protection, conservation and restoration of agricultural lands for the benefit of the Cocopah people and future generations. This will serve to complete and implement a strategic plan for the comprehensive management of Cocopah agricultural resources and develop tribal policies based on the collaborative visions that the tribe and all tribal land users have for the Cocopah Indian Reservation.

Confidentiality Statement

Your participation in this community survey is voluntary. You may choose not to participate, and you may withdraw your consent to participate at any time. The answers will help dictate the goals and objectives of the ARMP. We can assure you that your confidentiality will be protected. We will not attach identifying information to any of your actual responses. Results will be reported in aggregate form only and will be used for educational planning and other planning documents. We may use a quote from this survey, without attributing the quote to you as an individual.

Where can I find this survey?

The online survey is available below and printed copies are available at the Ft. Yuma Agency BIA Office, the Cocopah Community Center, Cocopah Senior Center, Cocopah Library, and Cocopah Tribal Administration Office, and Cocopah Casino. The survey will be available from September 24–October 26, 2018.