Friday, May 2, 2014

What Types Of Outdoor Recreation Are Most Important?

Pennsylvanians can weigh in by taking online survey.

          Pennsylvania’s hunters, trappers, sport shooters and wildlife enthusiasts have the opportunity to make their opinions known.

          An online survey, the results of which will be considered as part of an update to the Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan, remains open and can be completed in minutes.

          Questions on hunting, conservation programs, wildlife habitat and land acquisitions are included on the survey.

          State agencies are working with experts across Pennsylvania to update the Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan, which will help to guide future recreation investments, policies and facilities through 2018.

          A new plan is required every five years in order for Pennsylvania to qualify for federal Land and Water Conservation funding.

          Citizen feedback is a component that’s important in building the plan’s goals.

          The online survey is one of three surveys that will be considered as part of Pennsylvania’s outdoor recreation plan update. A scientific survey was conducted earlier this year, and a survey of recreation providers also is being developed.

          The online survey is completely confidential and can be accessed at The survey remains open until May 16.

          After feedback from all three surveys is analyzed, a draft plan will be written in late summer and will be available for review and comment on the plan’s website. Feedback sessions will allow citizens, providers and interested stakeholders to give their input before a final document is presented to the National Park Service later this year. Learn more at

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