The Need for a Sustainability Strategy
Over the years, public demands for recreation and environmental education experiences have changed. Land Between the Lakes has met public demands by providing more facilities and opportunities, refining our business practices, and using appropriated dollars, capital investments and partners’ contributions
At the same time, however, there are unprecedented challenges to providing quality recreation and environmental education opportunities at Land Between the Lakes:
- Declining federal appropriations have created a situation where the Forest Service cannot keep up with the costs of operating and maintaining current facilities and programs.
- The condition of our recreation and heritage assets has steadily diminished, resulting in a ballooning backlog of maintenance needs for recreation facilities, trails, and roads.
- Some types of recreation activities have contributed to degraded recreation settings, damaged heritage sites, unacceptable resource impacts, and conflicts between users.
2020-2030 Forward to the Future: A Sustainability Strategy for Recreation & Environmental Education
- PLEASE NOTE: The following strategy document is NOT a decision or NEPA document, nor have final decisions been made. It is a living, working strategy, and will grow and adapt to meet the demands and changes of our environment and communities. This document is designed to guide our efforts and make them transparent to the people we serve.
- 2020-2030 Forward to the Future: A Sustainability Strategy for Recreation & Environmental Education
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