Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands Invites Public Review of 2020-2024 Maine State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan
November 4, 2019
For more information contact: Jim Britt at (207) 287-3156
AUGUSTA, ME - Today, the Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands announced the request for public review of the Draft 2020-2024 Maine State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP). SCORP qualifies Maine to receive federal Land and Water Conservation funds and satisfies state legislative requirements associated with monitoring trends in outdoor recreation. The draft plan is available on https://www.maine.gov/dacf/scorp and public review and comments will continue through November 22, 2019. Comments should be directed to Rex Turner, Outdoor Recreation Planner, Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands, 22 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0022, (207) 287-4920, Rex.Turner@maine.gov.
Maine's SCORP identifies the demand for and supply of outdoor recreation areas and facilities based on available information and discusses outdoor recreation issues of statewide importance based on public input. The plan's Implementation Program suggests broad priorities for expenditure of LWCF dollars in Maine. Additionally, it serves as source material assisting those looking to better understand outdoor recreation needs in Maine and how to align projects with those needs. The 2020-2024 plan effort has included survey responses from thousands of Mainers in addition to background research and the contributions of a steering committee representing diverse perspectives and sectors.