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State & Local Recreation. Public Recreation Lands. Public Recreation Lands. Public Recreation Lands Annual Visits. (Cordell, 1990). Location of Participation in Outdoor Recreation. (Cordell, 1990). Why do users decide to visit state & local recreation sites?. Travel distance to the site

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    1. State & Local Recreation

    2. Public Recreation Lands

    3. Public Recreation Lands

    4. Public Recreation LandsAnnual Visits (Cordell, 1990)

    5. Location of Participation in Outdoor Recreation (Cordell, 1990)

    6. Why do users decide to visit state & local recreation sites? • Travel distance to the site • Proximity to population centers • Costs involved • Visitor needs • Available time • Weather

    7. Evolution of state systems • 1864 - Yosemite State Park established in CA • 1885 - NYS establishes first state forest reserve • 1919 - First state park system established in IL • 1921 - First state parks conference held in Des Moines, IA

    8. Evolution of state systems • 1954 - NYS establishes first Bond Act • 1965 - Land and Water Conservation Fund Act passed by Congress • SCORP (Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan)

    9. Agencies in New York • NYSOPRHP • NYSDEC • NYSDOT • NYSCC • NYSDED • NYSDA&M • NYSDOS • NYSDMV • NYSDOH

    10. NYS Office of Parks, Rec., & Historic Preservation (OPRHP) • Manages 168 state parks & 35 state historic sites • Administers: • Land and Water Conservation Act funds & SCORP (http://nysparks.state.ny.us/scorp) • Clean Water/Clean Air Bond Act funds • Env. Quality Bond Act funds

    11. OPRHP Regions

    12. NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation (DEC) • Manages: • state forests • state campgrounds (Adirondacks & Catskills) • state wildlife management areas • state wilderness areas • state fish hatcheries • Issues hunting & fishing licenses • $30.9 million in revenue in 2001

    13. DEC Regions

    14. NYS Dept. of Economic Development (DED) • Economic Development Corporation or “I Love NY” Program • Promotes tourism in NYS (Http://www.iloveny.com/main.asp) • Administers state funding for tourism promotion to county tourism agencies

    15. DED Regions

    16. NYS Department of Transportation (DOT) • Scenic Byways Program • Designate state byways • Recommend state byways for national designation • Administer national scenic byways funds • Highway Program • Signage • State road & bridge maintenance

    17. NYS Canal Corporation (NYSCC) • Manages & promotes New York’s Canal System • Collects lock use fees on Canal

    18. State-fundedRegional Agencies • Adirondack Park Agency • Tug Hill Commission • Hudson River Valley Greenway

    19. Adirondack Park Agency • Planning agency for the Adirondack Park • Manages two interpretive centers at Paul Smiths & Newcomb

    20. Tug Hill Commission • Provides technical assistance to local governments for: • economic development appropriate for the Tug Hill region • environmental protection

    21. Hudson River Valley Greenway • Regional planning program • Provides technical assistance to communities to protect scenic, natural, historic, cultural, & recreational resources.

    22. State Agency Concerns • Incompatibility between agency regions • Communication between agencies • Low funding levels • Often little return to recreation on funds generated from users

    23. Types of County & Local Parks • Parks • Swimming areas • Pools • Beaches • Picnic areas • Nature centers & museums

    24. Types of County & Local Parks (continued) • Trails • Ball fields • Skating rinks • Playgrounds

    25. County and Local Park Ownership • County • County Recreation Department • Township • Town Supervisor or Recreation Department • City or village • City/Village maintenance staff or recreation department

    26. Recreation Opportunity Spectrum? Roaded Natural Primitive Semi-Primitive Non-motor Semi- Primitive Motorized Rural Urban