We are helping distribute a link to an online research survey about outdoor recreation in Arkansas. The survey should take approximately 15 minutes and your participation is completely voluntary and confidential. Information from this survey is helpful at the local and state levels to increase outdoor recreation opportunities. If you 18 years of age or older, we would really appreciate your help by taking the survey. Here is the link: https://particpant2022scorp.questionpro.com/SCORP2022
Per federal regulations, each state must complete a statewide comprehensive outdoor recreation plan every five years to receive resource appropriations from the National Land and Water Conservation Fund. These funds, distributed per state, are then used to increase outdoor recreation access and participation via state approved projects. Each state must submit this plan to the National Park Service to meet requirements for funds distribution. Part of this plan includes outdoor recreation user and provider surveying to identify participation rates, access issues, and concerns related to current and future areas and facility needs. Many communities have benefitted from these allocated funds via the Outdoor Recreation Grants Program.
The survey is being administered by Arkansas Tech University in coordination with Arkansas State Parks.
If you have questions about the survey, please contact Michael Bradley at [email protected].