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For information on the SCORP planning project, contact:
John Pohlman
SCORP project manager

Wisconsin Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP)

Planning Update

The Department of Natural Resources is pleased to release the final version of the 2019-2023 SCORP. The document provides updated information on outdoor recreation in Wisconsin that will help shape future opportunities and experiences throughout the state. The SCORP also provides guidance for distributing grant funds from the Land and Water Conservation Fund and other grant programs administered by the department.

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Kohler-Andrae State Park

The department is pleased to release the final version of the 2019-2023 SCORP:


SCORPs are intended to evaluate outdoor recreation supply, demand, trends and issues. They are used to set forth ideas about recreation's future role in the state and serve as the blueprint by providing broad guidance to governments at all levels, communities, businesses and organizations on recreation needs and opportunities.

States are required to complete SCORPs to be eligible for participation in the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) State Assistance Program. Describing the supply and demand for outdoor recreation in the state as well as describing the criteria and system to distribute LWCF funds are required components of the SCORP. States have the flexibility to incorporate other topics in their SCORP that will help provide a better understanding of the needs and priorities unique to their outdoor recreation resources.

The Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) was enacted by Congress in 1965 "to strengthen the health and vitality of the citizens of the United States" through the acquisition and development of outdoor recreation resources and facilities. States are allocated funds as matching (50%) grants for the acquisition and development of public outdoor recreation sites and facilities.

The preparation of Wisconsin’s SCORP was financed in part through a planning grant from the National Park Service, Land & Water Conservation Fund [exit DNR]

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Last revised: Tuesday March 26 2019