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Have a say in PA survey

Trout lily is a spring ephemeral wildflower currently blooming in the Upper Delaware River region. It thrives in forested areas near waterways in habitat that is often threatened by development. The Pennsylvania Outdoor Recreation Plan seeks input from residents and other stakeholders about priorities that ultimately affect species such as this.
TRR photos by Sandy Long

May 7, 2014

The state of Pennsylvania is in the process of updating its Outdoor Recreation Plan. Every five years, states must update their plans in order to remain eligible to receive federal Land and Water Conservation funds. Part of that process includes an online survey in which residents can weigh in on the recreational activities and conservation goals that are most important to them. The deadline to complete the survey is May 16.
Whether you’re a hiker, hunter, wildlife enthusiast, angler, snowmobiler, or boater, this is the opportunity to share your opinion about how Pennsylvania is managing its natural resources in terms of outdoor recreation. The survey is confidential and takes less than five minutes to complete.

The 2014-2018 Pennsylvania Outdoor Recreation Plan will help to guide recreation investments, policies and facilities for that time period. Feedback is important in determining how state residents feel about issues such as wildlife habitat preservation, land acquisition and more.

Later this summer, a draft document will be available on the plan’s website for review and comment. Citizens, stakeholders and recreation providers can offer additional input at feedback sessions before a final document is presented to the National Park Service. Visit www.paoutdoorrecplan.com to learn more. Complete the survey at www.surveymonkey.com/s/paoutdoorrec.