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Arizona State Parks Begins Work on the Statewide

Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP)

(Phoenix, AZ - April 6, 2016) - Arizona State Parks is responsible for the completion of Arizona's Statewide Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP) every five years. This plan sets the evaluation criteria to allocate the Federal Land and Water Conservation Fund grants, as well as other applicable grant programs consistent with the state's outdoor recreation priorities.

To draft the SCORP, Arizona State Parks is working with Arizona State University's School of Community Resources with oversight direction and input from a SCORP Work Group consisting of public and private outdoor recreation professionals from a variety of organizations across the state.

The SCORP plan balances recreational use and protection of natural and cultural resources. It also strengthens public awareness of the link between outdoor recreation and health benefits while producing opportunities to enhance the economy and quality of life for residents. Recreation managers of cities, counties, state and federal government organizations in Arizona use this information for specific recreation

planning and budgeting. Public input will be sought on the draft plan in late 2016.

The finalized plan will be available in 2017. For more information call Arizona State Parks at (602) 542-4174 or visit http://azstateparks.com/.


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