About this Survey

Why should I participate?


Your participation will help inform the development of the Maine State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP).  These plans guide state agencies and local municipalities as they decide how to maintain existing and develop new resources for outdoor recreation purposes. 

What does the survey ask?


 The survey will gather information from Maine residents and visitors about their outdoor recreation activities in Maine and thoughts on how these experiences could be improved and developed.  In addition, some non-identifiable information will be gathered to better understand what is important to people of all ages, locations, and incomes.

Are my answers confidential?


 Yes! The information you provide is completely private and your answers are strictly confidential. No information that could identify you or any member of your household is gathered during the survey. 

How long will the survey take?


The survey should take between 10-15 minutes to complete, depending on your answers.

Can I learn more about the results?


 The anonymized results of this survey, along with Maine’s plans for the development of outdoor recreation that this survey helps to produce, will be published by Bureau of Parks and Lands. The prior SCORP report can be found here

Who should do this survey?


 Anyone who recreates outdoors in Maine, whether they’re from Maine or from away, is welcome to take the SCORP survey. This includes hunters, dog walkers, anglers, rec league athletes, hikers, playground goers, snowmobilers, paddlers, walkers, birders, or anyone else who enjoys themselves outdoors.