The preparation of the 2017-2022 Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP) for Oklahoma marks the 11th generation of such planning documents in compliance with the Land & Water Conservation Fund Act of 1965 (P.L. 88-578, 16 U.S.C. § 460l-4 through 460l-11). That act provided for assistance in preserving, developing and assuring accessibility to outdoor recreation resources, to strengthening the health and vitality of citizens, and to providing funds and authorizing federal assistance to the states.
State participation in the LWCF requires the preparation of a SCORP every five years as specified in Section 6(d) of the LWCF Act of 1965 as amended. Each SCORP requires the approval of the National Park Service and serves as a principal determinant in eligibility for grant funds from the federal government to the state.