State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan
The 2014-2018 State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP) is Minnesota’s outdoor recreation policy plan. It gives outdoor recreation decision-makers and managers a focused set of priorities and suggested actions to guide them as they make decisions about outdoor recreation.
The National Park Service requires this plan to maintain eligibility to participate in the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund (also known as the LAWCON or LWCF) program.
Download the full report: State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (4.8 MB)
- Increase participation in outdoor recreation by all Minnesotans and visitors.
- Acquire, protect, and restore Minnesota’s natural resource base, on which outdoor recreation depends. This includes obtaining prime outdoor recreation areas throughout the state prior to anticipated land use changes.
- Develop and maintain a sustainable and resilient outdoor recreation infrastructure.
- Promote increased outdoor recreation participation through targeted programming and outreach.
- Evaluate and understand the outdoor recreation needs of Minnesotans and the ability of Minnesota’s natural resources to support those needs.
- This State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP) was funded from the State Land and Water Conservation Fund, as recommended by the Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources, 2007.