LINCOLN, Neb. — The “2011-2015 Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP): A Guide to an Active Nebraska” is now available for public use, according to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission.
“SCORP is an important document for outdoor planning in Nebraska,” said Michelle Stryker, outdoor recreation planner for the Game and Parks. “It is the blueprint for how we ensure that future generations will continue to enjoy and benefit from outdoor recreation.”
SCORP assesses the supply and demand of outdoor recreational facilities in the state and gives Nebraska the direction and priorities necessary for strong outdoor recreation programs for all levels of government and the private sector.
The plan is a requirement from the National Park Service to qualify for Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) grants for communities within the state. The LWCF program has provided more than $44 million in matching funds for outdoor recreation facilities in Nebraska since 1964, a key part of the more than $100 million spent on outdoor recreation in the state during that time.
The plan may be viewed on the Game and Parks website at: http://outdoornebraska.ne.gov/parks/programs/scorp/index.asp. An executive summary and CD of the plan are available by contacting Michelle Stryker at (402) 471-5425 or email@example.com.