Outdoor recreation provides for over 500,000 Colorado jobs - nearly 20% of the state's workforce. As an industry, outdoor recreation makes up 10% of the state GDP. A fact sheet as well as a full report on the outdoor recreation economy in Colorado are linked below.
Thank you to everyone who submitted comments on the draft plan!
See the Draft 2019 SCORP document and
Colorado's outdoor recreation priorities for 2019-2023, presented in the draft SCORP:
Sustainable access and opportunity to enjoy the outdoors
Stewardship of natural, cultural and recreational resources
Conservation of lands, waters and wildlife
Funding the future to sustain Colorado's outdoors
Recreation priority areas are closely linked with Colorado's Outdoor Recreation Principles adopted by the Parks and Wildlife Commission in 2016. You too can adopt these Principles that bring us together with a shared commitment to steward Colorado's outdoor resources for the future.
This 2019-2023 SCORP reflects the shared vision and commitment of Colorado outdoor recreation partners to advance strategies that ensure all people can easily connect to Colorado's outdoors.
This plan provides the framework to strategically allocate LWCF dollars (combined with investments from other federal, state, local and private funding programs) and to support collaborations with outdoor recreation parnters that promote both recreational enjoyment and thoughtful conservation of Colorado’s outdoor resources.
To develop Colorado’s 2019 SCORP, CPW gathered data to better understand emerging outdoor recreation trends, issues, and opportunities through statewide surveys of the general public and land managers. Staff then worked for over a year actively engaging a diverse group of partners and stakeholders to reflect on evolving outdoor recreation issues and to develop the top priorities and shared strategies outlined in this 5-year plan.