Draft Outdoor Recreation Plan Open for Public Comment
BOISE—Do you want to know what the most popular recreational activities are in Idaho? Are you interested in where Idahoans stand on outdoor recreation issues? You can find the answers in the Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation and Tourism Plan (SCORTP) just released in draft by the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation (IDPR).
“If you just love data about outdoor recreation, this if for you,” said Planning Chief Rick Just.
The SCORTP, produced every five years, is a requirement for state participation in the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund grant program. It contains an in-depth look at outdoor recreation participation in the region, links to an inventory of major recreation facilities, information on how governmental entities can apply for outdoor recreation grants, and much more. One of the signature features of the document is the Idaho Wetlands Prioritization Plan, which was developed by the Idaho Department of Fish and Game’s Conservation Data Center.
The plan is available for public review through November 20 on the IDPR website, www.parksandrecreation.idaho.gov/draft-scortp-0.