Implementing Natural Connections

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. The final plan was completed in December 2014.
Four  one-hour webinars were held in October to provide details on each of the plan's four main priority topics: Health and Wellness, Local Parks, Tourism and Economic Development, and Resource Management and Stewardship. Webinars can be viewed here.