Join us in shaping Colorado’s outdoor future! Every five years, Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) leads the development of a comprehensive outdoor recreation plan to maintain eligibility for funding through the Land and Water Conservation Fund and to inform additional investments. This plan isn’t just a federal requirement; it’s a reflection of our shared commitment to advancing recreation enjoyment and conservation. Colorado‚Äôs previous 2019-2023 Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP) was developed collaboratively to provide a shared vision.

 

You’ll need about 3-5 minutes to complete the survey. Yes, you’ll need to create an account with CPW, but hang in there, it’s important! The first 13 questions are quick, multiple choice questions. The last two questions, 14 & 15, are open-ended. If possible, please respond to these questions in your own words.

For Question 7, “How important is it to you that the plan prioritizes sustainable and accessible recreation opportunities?” – it’s very important.

For Question 13, “How important is it to you that the plan prioritizes diversifying and expanding funding sources for outdoor recreation?” – also very important.

When you get to Question 14, “What successes or challenges have you experienced with any of the 9 objectives above?” – Reflect on recent trail proposals striving to offer sustainable and responsible access that may face challenges in garnering support from CPW, such as the Mad Rabbit Trails Project

And for Question 15, “What is missing from these priorities? What else should CPW consider in the 2024-2028 SCORP?” – Highlight the ongoing need to prioritize trail-based recreational opportunities across Colorado. Discuss the strain on current trail infrastructure due to the state’s growing population and advocate for the expansion of well-planned and sustainable trail networks. Stress the importance of well-built trail systems in fostering harmony with conservation efforts and wildlife preservation, promoting the coexistence of outdoor recreation and environmental stewardship.”

 

Survey closes Wednesday, Feb. 28 at 5 p.m.

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