Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan Resources

SCORP Comparison Report

The Confluence of States and Society of Outdoor Recreation Professionals released the first-ever Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP) Comparison Report. This report compares SCORPs to each other, shares differences and/or similarities, and raises the visibility of each plan's impact on a community. SCORPs are critical for ensuring the availability and sustainability of outdoor recreation resources. This report is for members of the outdoor recreation community including SCORP leaders who want to learn what other states are doing.

See the report here.

SCORP Workshop

The March 2023 SCORP Workshop explored best practices and lessons learned for SCORP data collection and analysis, planning, and communication. The workshop outcomes include a summary document entitled Resources for Effective Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plans and a SCORP webinar series

SCORP Community of Practice

Want to be a part of the SCORP community of practice? Fill out this brief Google form to let us know what you're interested in discussing with other SCORP planners!

Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) Project Toolkit

Land and Water Conservation Fund Project Toolkit - an LWCF Coalition resource dedicated to educating stakeholders, lawmakers, and the general public on LWCF’s 10 sub-programs.

National Association of State Outdoor Recreation Liaison Officers

The National Association of State Outdoor Recreation Liaison Officers (NASORLO) is an organization that represents the states and territories and is a liaison to the National Park Service in the administration of the Land and Water Conservation Fund in funding outdoor recreation at the state and local government level.  The LWCF is intended to create and maintain a nationwide legacy of high quality recreation areas and facilities and to stimulate non-federal investments in the protection and maintenance of recreation resources across the United States. Learn more here.

National Park Service LWCF Handbook

This manual sets forth the administrative procedures and requirements for Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) federal assistance (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance #15.916) to the States by the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI), National Park Service (NPS). It supersedes the program's existing administrative procedures as detailed in the LWCF State Assistance Program Federal Financial Assistance Manual (Volume 70) and is intended to serve as a basic reference for those who are engaged in the administrative, financial management and stewardship responsibilities of the LWCF State Assistance Program. See the entire manual here.

State SCORPs

SORP's digital library of state SCORPs is the only place you will find all 50 state SCORPs in one place.

Are we missing the most recent version of your SCORP?  Get in touch with and let us know how we can get an electronic copy.

Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas Arkansas Grants Program California
Products of the California SCORP Colorado Connecticut Delaware District of Columbia Florida
Georgia Hawaii Hawaii Plans and Reports Idaho Illinois Indiana
Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland
Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana
Nebraska Nebraska Land and Water Conservation Fund Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico
New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Oregon
Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas
Utah Vermont Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin
Wyoming An Assessment of State Outdoor Recreation Planning