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SCORP 2014-2016 / Draft
Update: The 2014-2016 SCORP document is now complete.
To ensure continued service to current and future Georgians, the Department of Natural Resources’ Parks, Recreation and Historic Sites Division (PRHSD) formulates a comprehensive statewide recreation policy every five years. This policy is contained within the Georgia Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP), a plan that also makes the state eligible to receive and distribute federal funds from the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). LWCF grants support state, county and city outdoor recreation projects in three categories: land acquisition, development and rehabilitation.


This draft edition of SCORP deviates slightly from typical SCORPs by only covering two years, 2014 to 2016. Its findings and recommendations are based on:
   1)  relevant (evergreen) findings from SCORP 2008-2013 and the pending launch of the 2017-2022 SCORP assessment,
   2)  recent research on usage trends in outdoor recreation,
   3)  impacts of the Great Recession on outdoor recreation, and
   4)  perspectives from a recent forum ofoutdoor recreation providers.

To view SCORP 14-16 draft, please click here.

To comment on the plan you can either:
   1)  Make an online comment from October 22 to November 22, 2013 to Director.GSPHS@dnr.state.ga.us.
   2)  Attend the public hearing on October 30 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Department of Natural Resources Board Room, 2 MLK, Jr. Drive, Suite 1252, Atlanta, 30334.
   3)  Write directly to us, and mail your comments* to Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites, Attn. SCORP, 2600 Hwy 155, SW, Suite C, Stockbridge, Georgia 30281; or
   4)  Call us at 404-656-2770 ext 6.

*Note: Written comments must be postmarked no later than November 22, 2013.

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