Skip to Main Content
Trends in state outdoor recreation from periodic to process planning: the Minnesota exampleAuthor(s): William H. Becker; George Orning
Source: In: LaPage, Wilbur F., ed. Proceedings 1980 National Outdoor Recreation Trends SymposiumGen. Tech. Rep. NE-57. Vols. I and II. Broomall, PA: U. S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experimental Station: 71-75.
Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
Station: Northeastern Research Station
PDF: View PDF (1.9 MB)
DescriptionAfter a decade of trial, a change in federal planning philosophy is forcing many state recreation planning programs to change. Ten years of experience showed that plans produced periodically - every five years - grew stale and failed to provide the flexibility necessary to meet changing recreation markets and environmental problems. Recognizing these problems, the Heritage Conservation and Recreation Service redrafted its planning guidelines to encourage ongoing planning processes, rather than static plans. This shift in emphasis, designed to give states the flexibility necessary to coordinate effective expenditures of Land and Water Conservation Fund (LAWCON) dollars, has required changes in the ways many states discharge their comprehensive recreation planning duties.
- Check the Northern Research Station web site to request a printed copy of this publication.
- Our on-line publications are scanned and captured using Adobe Acrobat.
- During the capture process some typographical errors may occur.
- Please contact Sharon Hobrla, email@example.com if you notice any errors which make this publication unusable.
- We recommend that you also print this page and attach it to the printout of the article, to retain the full citation information.
- This article was written and prepared by U.S. Government employees on official time, and is therefore in the public domain.
CitationBecker, William H.; Orning, George. 1980. Trends in state outdoor recreation from periodic to process planning: the Minnesota example. In: LaPage, Wilbur F., ed. Proceedings 1980 National Outdoor Recreation Trends SymposiumGen. Tech. Rep. NE-57. Vols. I and II. Broomall, PA: U. S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experimental Station: 71-75.
- Trends in outdoor recreation activity conflicts
- Forecasting trends in outdoor recreation activities on multi-state basis
- Adapting the Recreation Opportunity Spectrum (ROS) for states lands planning
XML: View XML