Every five years, states across the nation are required to produce a new statewide recreation plan to remain eligible to receive federal Land and Water Conservation funds. The plan guides outdoor recreation programs, policies and projects.
Work on the 2014-19 Pennsylvania Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan began in 2012 and kicked off officially in 2013 with the formation of a 41-member Technical Advisory Committee. With representation from state, federal and local governments and recreation and conservation organizations, the committee organized themes, reviewed research and developed actions for the future.
Work on the plan wrapped up in December 2014. The draft plan may be viewed here. A final plan will be available in the spring 2015.