State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan

Outdoor Recreation


The Bureau of Parks and Lands is happy to present the plan crafted to guide Maine's outdoor recreation priorities for 2014-2019. This plan was based on updated data, public input from a steering committee and most significantly over 16,000 survey responses and comments. The updated plan is shared below.

Final Draft Plan Contents

Maine SCORP 2014-2019 Final Plan (PDF 8.6MB)

Appendix to Maine SCORP 2014-2019 (PDF 1.7MB)

What is SCORP?

The Maine State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP) process and ultimately the final approved plan qualify Maine to receive federal Land and Water Conservation Funds. Additionally, the Maine SCORP satisfies state legislative requirements and helps guide Bureau decision making.

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.

2014-2019 Maine State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan
Steering Committee Members

  • Rex Turner, Outdoor Recreation Planner (SCORP coordinator, writer), Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands
  • Katherine Eickenberg, Chief of Planning and Acquisitions, Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands
  • Doug Beck, Supervisor of Outdoor Recreation (LWCF program manager), Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands
  • Kaitlyn Bernard, Maine Program Associate, Appalachian Mountain Club
  • Greg Sweetser, Executive Director, Ski Maine Association
  • Leif Dahlin, Community Services Director, City of Augusta
  • Phil Savignano, Senior Tourism Officer, Maine Office of Tourism
  • Jessica Steele, Director of the Outdoor Adventure Center, Unity College
  • James Tasse Ph.D., Education Director, Bicycle Coalition of Maine
  • Greg Shute, Outdoor Programs Director, The Chewonki Foundation
  • Dan Parlin, President, Topsham Trailriders ATV/ Snowmobile Club
  • Al Cowperthwaite, Executive Director, North Maine Woods, Inc.
  • John Daigle, Associate Professor of Forest Recreation Management, University of Maine School of Forest Resources
  • Judy Sullivan,Program Director, Maine Adaptive Sports & Recreation

For more information:

Rex Turner
Outdoor Recreation Planner
Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands
22 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0022
(207) 441-9152