Outdoor recreation plays an important role in promoting economic growth, public health and strong social structures.

Georgia is drafting a Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan to provide a roadmap for policymakers, practitioners, and citizens as they make important decisions about the future of outdoor recreation and conservation.

The draft SCORP recognizes important benefits of outdoor recreation; however, we strongly advocate for one addition – identifying a position or agency with cross-jurisdictional authority to steward and implement the SCORP.

Successful implementation of the SCORP and realization of the economic, social and health benefits that outdoor recreation provides will require cooperation and collaboration across and within multiple levels of public and private institutions.  Successful coordination cannot be the part-time work of one agency.

Click here to learn more about the draft plan.