For over 30 years the Forest Service and the Recreation Research Unit in Athens, Georgia have been recognized leaders in partnering to address needs for information and technology to support better recreation policy and management of public lands. This on-going partnership has involved multiple federal agencies, state associations, private associations and universities. Projects have included the Federal Estate Visitors Survey, the Public Area Recreation Visitors Survey, the Customer Use Survey, the National Visitor Use Monitoring Survey, the National Recreation Survey, the National Survey on Recreation and the Environment (NSRE) and most recently the National Kids Survey. The NSRE involves the Forest Service, the National Park Service, the Bureau of Land Management, other federal agencies, the National Association of Recreation Resource Planners, 25 different state planning agencies, the University of Georgia, and the University of Tennessee. NSRE as a nationwide survey is viewed as the Nation's authoritative source for outdoor recreation and environmental values information.