The final 2014 Colorado Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP), the blueprint for sustaining Colorado's outdoors heritage for current and future generations, has been released.
To proactively manage critical outdoor recreation resources for future generations, Colorado Parks and Wildlife worked with a 44-member steering committee to develop the 2014-2018 Colorado Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan. This committee included representation from local, state and federal agencies, non-profit groups, outdoor industry associations, the health care industry and similar interests.
Building on the nationally-acclaimed 2008 SCORP, the 2014 SCORP aims to guide outdoor recreation providers, decision-makers, and stakeholders in recreation management and policy decisions over the next five years.
The 2014 SCORP identifies five statewide outdoor recreation priority areas where attention and energy should be focused:
* Outdoor Recreation Education
* Funding and Financial Sustainability
* Healthy Lifestyles and Communities
* Integration of Outdoor Recreation Interests
Recommended actions are identified for each priority area to provide guidance for outdoor recreation stakeholders. The Colorado SCORP will also help determine priorities for allocating the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) grants administered by the Colorado Parks and Wildlife trails program. Since 1965, over 60,000 acres in Colorado have been secured for outdoor recreation and conservation purposes through an estimated $60.5 million in LWCF grants. The SCORP is the five-year planning document that each state is required to develop to remain eligible for LWCF appropriations.
The full 2014 SCORP can be found online at coloradoscorp.org. If there are particular questions related to the SCORP, contact CPW by e-mail at email@example.com or phone at 303-869-1350.