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National Recreation Strategy
U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Releases Recreation Strategic Plan
With more than 370 million visits annually, the U.S Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is the largest federal provider of outdoor recreation. Changes in the federal budget and increased demand for recreation resources compel the (USACE) to transform and reposition their recreation program. The Recreation Strategic Plan provides guidance for our recreation program to ensure the USACE continues to provide safe, quality outdoor recreation in light of current and future budget realities. Water-based recreation is the major attraction of USACE recreation areas. Recognizing this fact, the plan provides field managers with flexibility and options to make the changes necessary to implement sound fiscal operations, pursue new partnerships and leases, promote environmentally sustainable behaviors, and strengthen the workforce.
Examples of Changes in the Recreation Program
- Reshape delivery of recreation opportunities within fiscal and human resource capabilities while maintaining public access to the water.
- Increase use of partnerships as a means to sustain the levels of public service.
- Increase use of volunteers to assist in operational activities and stewardship at recreation areas.
- Update policies and regulations related to shoreline management, leases, partnerships, and more.
- Evaluate current authorities and identify needed changes for fee retention, cooperative management, and partnerships.
- Expand training, development, and succession planning for the workforce.
You may contact our national headquarters office by email, phone, or by postal mail.
For email inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
For phone inquiries: (202) 761-4558
For postal mail, send to:
Peppino J. (Pep) Persio
Senior Policy Advisor for Recreation Programs
Operations/Natural Resources Management CoP HQUSACE
441 G Street, NW Suite 3F62
Washington, DC 20314-1000
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