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  • Writer's pictureLee Hart

Public Comment Opens on State's 5-Year Outdoor Recreation Priorities

The public comment period opens today on the draft Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP) for 2023 – 2027.

The SCORP, which is rewritten every five years, enables Alaska to qualify for millions of dollars in federal Land and Water Conservation Funds (LWCF) in addition to Recreational Trails Program (RTP) funds managed by the U.S. Federal Highways Administration and the State of Alaska.

LWCF funds have been used by communities throughout the state to effectively double available funding for outdoor recreation infrastructure such as land and water trails, ball parks, soccer fields, playgrounds, boat launches, trailhead facilities, ice rinks, outdoor basketball courts and more. RTP funds even more generously support locally based maintenance and development of motorized, non-motorized, and multi-modal trails.

The Alaska Department of State Parks and Outdoor Recreation is accepting public comment through Nov. 28 here:

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