Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP)
WHAT IS THE STATEWIDE COMPREHENSIVE OUTDOOR RECREATION PLAN (SCORP)?
In order to be eligible for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), the State of Alaska must prepare a SCORP. The LWCF provides critical funding in the form of matching grants, which go through the State to local governments who propose projects for the acquisition and development of public outdoor recreation sites and facilities.
In one, concise document, the SCORP has the potential to guide outdoor recreation development decisions in the state for the next five years. At its core, the SCORP evaluates the demand and supply of public outdoor recreation resources throughout Alaska, identifies capital investment priorities for acquiring, developing, and protecting all types of outdoor recreation resources, assures continuing opportunity for local government and private citizens to take part in planning for statewide outdoor recreation, and coordinates all outdoor recreation programs throughout the State.
First Meeting Agenda
Results from the 1st SWAG
Letter to Group Members
Statewide Advisory Group Members 2021
Trails Conference SCORP Day Morning Session April 2021
A NEW DIRECTION
Statewide Advisory Group (SWAG) - Photos and Bios
REGIONAL COLLABORATION FACILITATORS
|Southeast||Michele Elfers||Juneau Parks & Recreation||Deputy Director of Parks and Recreation|
|Southeast - 2||Kate Thomas||Wrangell Parks & Recreation||Director of Parks and Recreation|
|South Central - Anchorage||Chris Beck||Alaska Trails||Alaska Trails Initiative Staff|
|South Central - Mat-Su||Wes Hoskins||Mat-Su Trails and Parks Foundation||Executive Director|
|South Central - Kenai||Jessica Szelag||Kenai Mountains Turnagain Arm National Heritage Area (KMTA)||Executive Director|
|Interior||Bryant Wright||Fairbanks North Star Borough Parks & Recreation Department||Trails Coordinator|
|South Interior||Clay Walker||Denali Borough||Mayor|
HOW TO PARTICIPATE
SWAG meetings are set for May 17th, June 7th, and September 2021. Subcommittees are being formed if you are interested contact Michael Downs.
Regional meetings will be happening throughout the year via Zoom and Teams, residents and groups are encouraged to attend.
A public meeting schedule will come out in the summer of 2021.
We want increased public participation during the SCORP update. There will be many opportunities to give your input and comment on drafts. If you would like updates or are interested in being part of the regional planning efforts, email Michael Downs.
Public User Survey (Coming Soon)
Land Manager Survey (Coming Soon)
2016 - 2021 Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP)
The Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation has published the 2016 - 2021 Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP). The SCORP is updated periodically to maintain statewide eligibility for grant assistance through the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF).
The SCORP measures both the supply of, and demand for public outdoor recreation resources throughout Alaska. These evaluations help to establish funding priorities for LWCF grants through the next five years.
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