STATEWIDE COMPREHENSIVE OUTDOOR RECREATION PLAN (SCORP)
Credit: Doug Skinner, Colorado Outdoors
As Coloradans, living life outside is what we do. Whether hunting, fishing, hiking, biking or engaging in other forms of recreation, the majority of us spend valuable time enjoying Colorado’s magnificent outdoors. Statistically speaking, approximately 92% of Coloradans recreate in the outdoors at least once every few weeks and some, four or more times per week. With one of the country’s fastest-growing populations, however, residents and tourists are facing crowding at public recreation areas, maintenance backlogs and conflicting outdoor recreation pursuits.
Colorado’s current population of 5.5 million is projected to jump to 8.5 million people by 2050. This growth, combined with the population’s thirst for recreation and love of the outdoors, produces a number of significant challenges to both recreation and conservation. These are challenges that need to be met head-on, with thoughtful planning coordinated by a wide range of stakeholders.
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