PRATT – A draft of the Kansas Outdoor Recreation Report - also called the State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP), is now available for review at the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism’s (KDWPT) website, www.ksoutdoors.com. The National Park Service requires Kansas to produce the report in order to remain eligible for Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) Grants. Kansas has received more than $50 million in LWCF grant funding since the program began in 1965.
The Outdoor Recreation Report/Plan is used by the state to assess the status of outdoor experiences and to examine important outdoor issues facing the state. It contains recommendations on how the state might best address some of its shortcomings, with the intended results being a more optimal supply of experiences and enhanced benefits to residents and visitors. As the plan was developed, KDWPT sought public input on topics including managed park use, issues and needs, and the types of experiences park-goers hope to have in the future.
To review the draft plan and submit comments go to www.ksoutdoors.com and click on “State Parks.”