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ERIC Number: ED020070
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964-Jul-7
Pages: 12
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Reference Count: 0
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THE PLACE OF PURPOSEFUL RECREATION IN RURAL AMERICA TODAY.
STEVENS, LAWRENCE N.
AMERICAN USE OF OUTDOOR RECREATIONAL FACILITIES HAS INCREASED TREMENDOUSLY SINCE THE END OF WORLD WAR II. WITH A POPULATION OF 180 MILLION THAT IS TO DOUBLE BY THE YEAR 2000, IT IS ESTIMATED THAT THE USE OF THESE FACILITIES WILL TRIPLE BY THE SAME DATE. RECREATION WILL BECOME A MAJOR SEGMENT OF THE RURAL ECONOMY. THE INTEREST TAKEN BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IN THIS AREA IS SHOWN BY THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE OUTDOOR RECREATION RESOURCES REVIEW COMMISSION IN 1958, AND AS A RESULT OF THEIR REPORT IN 1962 THE CREATION OF THE BUREAU OF OUTDOOR RECREATION AND THE RECREATION ADVISORY COUNCIL BY THE PRESIDENT IN THAT SAME YEAR. THE PURPOSE OF THE COUNCIL IS TO PROVIDE BROAD POLICY ADVICE AND FACILITATE COORDINATED EFFORTS AMONG THE VARIOUS FEDERAL AGENCIES. THE BUREAU OF OUTDOOR RECREATION SERVES AS STAFF TO THE COUNCIL. PUBLIC LAW 88-29, THE ORGANIC ACT, AUTHORIZES THE FOLLOWING BUREAU FUNCTIONS--A CONTINUING INVENTORY OF RECREATION NEEDS AND RESOURCES, A CLASSIFICATION OF THESE RESOURCES, A NATIONWIDE PLAN FOR OUTDOOR RECREATION, PROVISION OF TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE, ENCOURAGEMENT OF INTERSTATE AND REGIONAL AND INTERDEPARTMENTAL COOPERATION, AND REQUIREMENT OF FEDERAL AGENCIES WITH RECREATION RESPONSIBILITIES TO CONSULT WITH THE SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR. ITS IDEAL PURPOSE IS TO MAKE OUTDOOR RECREATION ACCESSIBLE TO ALL AMERICANS. THIS SPEECH WAS PRESENTED TO THE AMERICAN COUNTRY LIFE ASSOCIATION MEETING (WASHINGTON, D.C., JULY 7, 1964). (DK)
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Identifiers: BUREAU OF OUTDOOR RECREATION; Outdoor Recreation Resources Review Commission; RECREATION ADVISORY COUNCIL