ORS 390.938¹
Guidelines for management and development

The Deschutes River Scenic Waterway Recreation Area shall be managed and developed in accordance with the following guidelines:

(1) To the extent allowed under ORS 390.805 (Definitions for ORS 390.805 to 390.925) to 390.925 (Enforcement), the recreational area shall be administered to allow continuance of compatible existing uses, while allowing a wide range of compatible river-oriented public outdoor recreation opportunities, to the extent that these do not impair substantially the natural beauty of the scenic waterway or diminish its aesthetic, fish and wildlife, scientific and recreational values.

(2) The management plan shall stress a segment by segment design and shall include provisions for the development of appropriate facilities and services in the recreation area to meet resource needs for protection and preservation and user needs. This development may include but need not be limited to:

(a) River and car camp development;

(b) Sanitation stations for human waste and garbage;

(c) Parking and access road improvement;

(d) Signs indicating land ownership;

(e) Tree and riparian zone protection and restoration;

(f) Educational programs; and

(g) Initiation of additional volunteer programs.

(3) Before restricting access through the use of a permit system, all other management options shall be considered.

(4) Special emphasis shall be placed on protecting the recreation area and all adjacent property from recreationist-caused wildfires. This goal shall be equal in priority to the other primary goals set forth in this section. This protection shall include but not be limited to:

(a) Permanent adoption of a fire rule that provides the same protection as the fire rule in force during the 1986 fire season.

(b) Requiring boater passes to include the name of the group leader, date and section of river used.

(c) The establishment of information centers near major points of entry into the recreation area to provide users with information and education regarding the fire rules and general rules of the river.

(d) Conducting cadet patrols at the levels considered necessary to facilitate reasonable compliance with recreation area rules. [1987 c.624 §§4,20]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 390—State and Local Parks; Recreation Programs; Scenic Waterways; Recreation Trails, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­390.­html (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
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