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Connecticut Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan

The Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP) is a planning document that identifies outdoor recreation issues of statewide significance and evaluates the supply of and the demand for outdoor recreation resources and facilities in Connecticut.  The SCORP provides unified guidance to state and municipal officials as they develop and expand outdoor recreation opportunities for their respective constituents.

In addition to its value as a planning document, the completion of a SCORP also satisfies a requirement of the federally administered Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), which then makes Connecticut eligible to receive its annual apportionment from the LWCF State and Municipal Assistance Program.  Apportionments from the LWCF can be used by the state and its municipalities to acquire new land for outdoor recreation and conservation, and to construct new outdoor recreational facilities.

2017 - 2022 Statewide Comprehension Outdoor Recreation Plan - Final Version

SCORP Press Release

Draft SCORP 2017-2022

2017 - 2022 Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan Data

2011 – 2016 SCORP

2005 – 2010 SCORP

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Content Last Updated January 2018