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Montana State Parks Accepting Input On Updated Recreation Plan

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Montana State Parks and Recreation
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Montana State Parks and Recreation released a new Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan this week that will guide management for the next five years.

The Montana State Parks and Recreation Board released a new Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan this week (SCORP).

According to a news release by State Parks, SCORP is a five-year plan that identifies challenges facing the state’s outdoor resources and recommends outdoor recreation priorities.

Some of the new goals include promoting outdoor recreation opportunities for all Montanans, enhancing public access to resources and activities, and honoring Montana’s outdoor legacy.

State Parks planner Kyan Bishop said the main goal was to create a more user-friendly recreation plan.

A 2018 audit revealed a $22 million maintenance backlog resulting from failure in planning. Bishop says some aspects of the new plan address this.

State Parks is accepting public comments now through October 17.