The survey is part of the federally required Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP), which is updated every five years. This plan establishes criteria for funding outdoor recreation projects in Nevada, through the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) program, and guides outdoor recreation development over the next five years. Public input is critical for creating a comprehensive plan that addresses the outdoor recreation needs of all Nevadans.
Outdoor enthusiasts of all types are encouraged to participate in a brief 10-15 minute survey that will gauge the public’s usage, demand and preferences for various types of outdoor recreation activities. The scope of the public survey includes ALL outdoor recreation opportunities throughout Nevada. The information collected will be used to help the state and local communities establish priorities related to the acquisition and development of outdoor recreation areas and facilities in Nevada.
The public outdoor recreation survey is available online until March 31, 2021 at http://parks.nv.gov/. For questions or comments regarding the SCORP or the survey, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also directly access the survey through the following links:
Tomorrow marks the 30th year celebrating National Public Lands Day!
Established in 1994 and held annually on the fourth Saturday in September, National Public Lands Day is traditionally the nation's largest single-day volunteer effort. It celebrates the connection between people and green space in their community, inspires environmental stewardship, and encourages use of open space for education, recreation, and health benefits.
We are grateful for our public lands, which support Nevada’s outdoor economy and our communities. Whether you’re hiking, biking, fishing, or camping, we hope you celebrate the beauty and diversity of Nevada’s landscapes tomorrow and all year round!
Learn more about National Public Lands Day and find some nearby events at www.nps.gov.
And don't forget to visit a national park for free tomorrow!
Last week, a letter was sent out to the Biden Administration asking for an Administrative Withdrawal of 350,000 acres of the Ruby Mountains and Ruby Marshes. This important action would protect the Ruby Mountains and Ruby Marshes from oil and gas leasing as well as mineral leasing.
Below, you can see our Executive Director's (Mandi Shumaker Elliott) comment as well as the link to the full press release.
“We strongly urge the Biden Administration to recognize the invaluable benefits of granting an Administrative Withdrawal for the Ruby Mountains,” said Mandi Elliott, Executive Director, Nevada Outdoor Business Coalition. “This isn't just about conserving nature; it's about acknowledging the strong connection between the protection of our public lands and the vitality of our local economies. Rural Nevada, more than many realize, relies on the health and accessibility of these lands. Beyond the conservation and economic implications, this decision would also lead to a more effective and strategic use of human resources at the Ruby Mountains, ensuring that those teams can focus on sustainable management and community engagement. As the Executive Director of the Nevada Outdoor Business Coalition, I've seen the potential for prosperity that comes with safeguarding our natural assets.”