2020-2024 Statewide Outdoor Recreation Plan – Your Input is Wanted!
Every five years, states across the nation are required to produce a new statewide recreation plan to help guide their recreation policies, programs, and investments.
The plan is needed to remain eligible for federal grants from the Land and Water Conservation Fund, which are used to:
- Build parks and historic sites
- Conserve forests, rivers, lakes, and wildlife habitat
- Provide access to recreation, hunting, and fishing
Pennsylvania has benefitted from more than $178 million in funding from the Land and Water Conservation Fund for projects across the commonwealth during the last 55 years.
The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources is looking for your feedback on recommendations made in the Draft 2020-2024 Statewide Outdoor Recreation Plan. The recommendations and actions were developed by a 39-member Technical Advisory Committee of state agencies and organizations that brought experience in planning, funding, and implementation to the plan. There are 20 recommendations and nearly 100 action items for future outdoor recreation planning.