Designation of additional scenic waterways
The State Parks and Recreation Department shall undertake a continuing study and submit periodic reports to the Governor, with the concurrence of the Water Resources Commission, recommending the designation of additional rivers or segments of rivers and related adjacent land by the Governor as scenic waterways subject to the provisions of ORS 390.805 (Definitions for ORS 390.805 to 390.925) to 390.925 (Enforcement). Consistent with such recommendation, the Governor may designate any river or segment of a river and related adjacent land as a scenic waterway subject to the provisions of ORS 390.805 (Definitions for ORS 390.805 to 390.925) to 390.925 (Enforcement). The department shall consult with the State Fish and Wildlife Commission, the State Department of Agriculture, the Environmental Quality Commission, the Department of State Lands, and such other persons or agencies as it considers appropriate. The State Parks and Recreation Department shall conduct hearings in the counties in which the proposed additional rivers or segments of rivers are located. The following criteria shall be considered in making such report:
(1) The river or segment of river is relatively free-flowing and the scene as viewed from the river and related adjacent land is pleasing, whether primitive or rural-pastoral, or these conditions are restorable.
(2) The river or segment of river and its setting possess natural and recreation values of outstanding quality.
(3) The river or segment of river and its setting are large enough to sustain substantial recreation use and to accommodate existing uses without undue impairment of the natural values of the resource or quality of the recreation experience. [1971 c.1 §6]
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