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Donna Lindenmeier

Co-Author of "Oklahoma Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan"

February 7, 2023

Dr. Donna K. Lindenmeier has been a faculty member with a focus on outdoor recreation for more than 20 years as a practitioner and educator. The research and writing the Oklahoma SCORP has been a major career goal from the beginning of her career. Dr. T Brenner is a new faculty member at OSU having just graduated with their Ph.D. in 2022. Their work and research is focusing on using outdoor recreation pursuits to enhance the lives of specific populations including veterans transitioning to civilian life. Dr. Cristina Good earned her Ph.D. at OSU and now works with the new Mexican Consultant in Oklahoma City. Dr. Tim Passmore has been a faculty member at OSU for the past 15+ years. While his main focus is Recreational Therapy, he has a great understanding and experience in community recreation.

A Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP) is required for a state to be eligible for Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) programs. Established in 1965, the federal LWCF programs were created to safeguard natural areas, water resources, and provide outdoor recreation opportunities for all people. Oklahoma has been a consistent participation in LWCF projects. During the past two years, there has been a increase in outdoor recreation participation. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, more Oklahomans have discovered or rediscovered the outdoor recreation opportunities in the state. Through the SCORP, outdoor recreation practitioners can find understanding of what people are wanting and what improvements can be implemented. With this information, practitioners can then find local and statewide projects that can apply for LWCF project funding.


Last Updated: 20 March 2023