Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan

Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP)


 Every five years the State of Wisconsin, Department of Natural Resources conducts a survey to determine the level of participation in various outdoor activities and recreation.   The Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP) is done to identify essential and contemporary issues that affect the future of outdoor recreation in Wisconsin. These activities include hunting, fishing, skiing, biking, hiking, camping, boating, bird & wildlife watching, motorized recreation, basically any type of outdoor activity Wisconsinite’s participate in.

This survey is conducted through UW Madison and is sent to random households throughout the state. The information is then calculated and compiled to help give guidance as to where the state should focus efforts on either improving or creating recreational opportunities, or to detect declining trends.  On August12th 2016, they have opened this survey to the public for comment. 

Wisconsin publishes the Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan to serve as a blueprint for state and local outdoor recreation planning as required by the Federal Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) Act of 1965. For the 2011–2016 Wisconsin SCORP, the State not only met the requirements of the LWCF Act but also reflected on the America’s Great Outdoors (AGO) Initiative, launched in 2010 by President Obama, for an approach that asks the American people to become partners in preserving and enhancing their conservation and recreation heritage for the 21st-century.

Here is a link to the current 2011 – 2016 plan if you’d like to review.

One point I would like to highlight is, in past survey’s 4WD’s concerns were not considered. In the current survey there are a couple areas referencing 4WD interests. This is a huge opportunity in getting our voices heard!

Below is the link to the survey, please take a moment to fill out this survey.  As well, share this with friends and family who love outdoor recreation in WI.

Mission Statement
The Wisconsin Off-Highway Vehicle Association exists for the sole purpose of proactively assuring that public and private off-highway motorized vehicular recreational opportunities are expanded in Wisconsin for safe use by this and future generations