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.
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