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Alaska Department of Natural Resources

Division of Parks & Outdoor Recreation

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

Region Name Organization Position
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
Southwest      
Arctic      

 

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.

ONLINE SURVEY

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.

Click on the image below to open a zoom-friendly PDF (PDF is 15MB - Please allow time to download after clicking).

Alaska's SCORP 2016 Document in PDF

Mission Statement

"The Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation provides outdoor recreation opportunities and conserves and interprets natural, cultural, and historic resources for the use, enjoyment, and welfare of the people."

Accessibility Notice

Division of Parks & Outdoor Recreation

Atwood Building
550 West 7th Avenue
Suite 1380
Anchorage, AK 99501
Phone: (907) 269-8700
Fax: (907) 269-8907