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RCO is updating the Washington State Recreation and Conservation Plan and Statewide Trails Plan and we need your help. Your responses to our survey will help us better understand your recreation needs and interests. If you complete this short survey, you can enter a drawing for a Washington Discover Pass!

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The current Washington State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation and Conservation Plan SCORP and State Trails Plan expire in 2022. RCO is beginning to work with steering committees, partners, and the public to update the two plans. Opportunities for the public to provide input on the development of the plans are forthcoming and will be posted here.

SCORP provides a common vision for public investments in recreation and conservation. It also includes a roadmap to implement that vision. The plan unlocks federal and state funding and serves as the backbone for allocating limited resources across the state.

SCORP also includes the following plans:

  • Trails
  • Nonhighway and Off-road Vehicle Activities (NOVA)
  • Boating Facilities
  • Athletic Facilities

The State Trails Plan communicates the needs of trail users, land managers, and communities while outlining strategies to fund trail development and maintenance across the state. Further, as a component of SCORP, it also satisfies requirements from the Federal Highway Administration to receive Recreational Trails Program funding. 

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