What are State Complete Outside Recreation Plans?

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And why should you get involved?

Each state’s SCORP seeks to bring together the wants and needs of recreational users and providers into a single, comprehensive document. This work can have far-reaching implications for recovery decisions and may be required for some federal funds.

Regardless of whether your project qualifies for Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) funding, SCORPs are an important component for state agencies to assess and determine the state of recovery within its boundaries. This element goes beyond federal funding needs and leads to a variety of recreational projects that fall outside the LWCF framework.

For example, Arizona’s SCORP identified these targets:

  • Set priorities for outdoor recreation
  • Establish criteria for allocating federal funds
  • Protect, preserve and manage public lands, recreation spaces and unique properties
    Places for present and future generations.
  • Promote a highly integrated and connected outdoor leisure system.
  • Ensure a diverse and growing population has access to outdoor recreation spaces and opportunities to enjoy a range of recreational activities.
  • Communicate connections between outdoor recreation, individual wellness benefits, community health and a thriving economy.
  • Increase public participation and engagement in outdoor recreation initiatives and issues.

See SCORP examples here.

To learn more and how you can get involved in your state’s SCORP process, view the PDF provided.

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