SCORPs are required for a state to receive LWCF funds.
The Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP) serves as a guide for all public outdoor recreation in urban and rural neighborhoods, cities, and regions for a given state. Each state must prepare a SCORP every five years to be eligible for funding from the Land and Water Conservation Fund.
The SCORP attempts to bring together the wants and needs of the recreation users and providers into a single, comprehensive document. Arizona’s 2018 SCORP summarizes the objectives of the SCORP as follows:
This plan is the first time a Colorado SCORP considers both
conservation and recreation together as values that are closely intertwined. In addition, the SCORP looks at current and
changing demographics and recreation trends to help the
outdoor recreation sector be culturally relevant and respond to
The 2014-2019 SCORP for New York titled, New York State Outdoors: Healthy Living through Nature focuses on public participation as well as goals and recommendations and the implementation / action plan to facilitate improvements to New York’s outdoor recreation system.
This document examines Wyoming’s outdoor recreation resources and is used as an information resource and guidance tool. It is an endeavor to help guide the recreation industry in Wyoming while protecting and enhancing Wyoming’s natural resources.
This 2018 update of Arizona’s Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP) is intended to guide outdoor recreation managers and decision-makers on policy and funding issues.
The Society of Outdoor Recreation Professionals provides SCORPs for all 50 states.
Published January 12, 2019
The Trail Challenge is a “call to action” for all of us to work together to achieve a sustainable trail system by increasing our collective capacity to care for trails and by increasing on-the-ground results through shared stewardship of trails.
On behalf of the thousands of diverse trail users our collective organizations represent, we urge appropriators to adequately invest in our nation’s trails.
The Coalition for Recreational Trails (CRT) calls on all trail organizations and trail enthusiasts to take action immediately to continue and to expand the Recreational Trails Program (RTP), the national trails assistance program that aids all trail activities nationwide through use of federal non-highway recreational fuel taxes.
Statewide organizations are well positioned to improve state-level policies that impact funding processes and to share best practices with regions.