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Project Experience

Project: HAWAII STATE COMPREHENSIVE OUTDOOR RECREATION PLAN
Location: Islands of Hawaii, Maui, Molokai, Lanai, Oahu, and Kauai, State of Hawaii
Client: Belt Collins and Associates, Inc
680 Ala Moana Boulevard, Suite 200, Honolulu, Hawaii  96813
Contact: Ed Kuniyoshi, Project Manager
Year Completed: 1990
Project Scope:

Participated in the preparation of an updated State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP) for the State of Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources.  The Plan is normally revised once every five years.  This update was primarily revised to incorporate a Hawaiian Wetland Plan that was required by the Emergency Wetlands Resources Act of 1986.

The project primarily involved interviewing selected representatives from all primary public recreation and natural resource agencies at the State and county levels, as well as several private entrepreneurs that provide a variety of recreational services to visitors and residents.  Information gained from these discussions, as well as from recreational user surveys, were used to identify issues, opportunities, and potential strategies for improving recreational program direction and priorities, recreational planning, recreational agency cooperation and coordination, facility operation and maintenance, public access, and the management of ocean recreation.

The State Wetland Resources Plan identified the type and location of wetlands found in Hawaii and evaluated the value of Hawaii’s wetland areas, particularly in terms of recreational opportunities.  The institutional roles and responsibilities of various public agencies that are mandated to manage these resources were examined to determine the effectiveness of wetland management activities.

A recommended action program for recreation was developed on the basis of the evaluation of wetland resource management activities and overall assessment of public recreational issues and opportunities.  Recommended objectives and policies were presented in a format consistent with the Office of State Planning guidelines.

A specific methodology for a facility capacity analysis was developed.  This methodology provided County and State agencies with an approach to gauge the extent of recreational activity at public recreational areas in Hawaii.