Wildfire Smoke: Business Impacts Survey

December 03 2018

Wildfire Smoke: Business Impacts Survey

The Capital Region is currently suffering from an extended period of unhealthy, even hazardous, air quality due to smoke from the Camp Fire near Chico. The frequency and intensity of major wildfire events has been increasing and will continue to increase in the future. With our partners, Valley Vision is seeking to understand how wildfire smoke events, like the current one, affect businesses in the region, and to what extent business owners and managers are making decisions about their businesses in response to the smoke-affected air quality.

Please complete this survey from the perspective of the one single business in which you are an owner, manager, or employee. On December 7th, we will draw one name from all completed responses and donate $100 to North Valley Community Foundation's Camp Fire relief efforts in that person's name.

Valley Vision will publish aggregate results from this survey via its website; no individual responses will be identifiable in any published data.

This 22-question survey that should take no more than 5 minutes to complete. It will remain open for responses through December 7. Initial survey data will first be available at the Cleaner Air Partnership Quarterly Luncheon on December 14. Valley Vision will then expand on the data to publish a report in the second half of January. The report will include air quality metrics over the affected period, case studies of different business responses, public health data, and the survey findings, and will be available online.