Chetco Wild and Scenic River management plan.

Publisher: USDA Forest Service, Siskiyou National Forest in [Oregon]

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  • Wild and scenic rivers -- Oregon.,
  • Siskiyou National Forest (Or. and Calif.) -- Environmental conditions.,
  • Chetco Wild and Scenic River (Or.) -- Environmental conditions.

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Other titlesRiver management plan for the Chetco Wild and Scenic River.
ContributionsSiskiyou National Forest (Or. and Calif.)
The Physical Object
Pagination1 v. (various pagings) :
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Open LibraryOL15537319M

Dingell Act Wild and Scenic Rivers Workshop, February , - Springfield, OR. Managing Wild and Scenic Rivers in Wilderness, October , , Bend, OR. Developing a Comprehensive River Management Plan (CRMP), November , , Inyo National Forest, Bishop, CA. To protect a river, you have to protect its watershed. Oregonians have been working to protect the remote and wild watershed of the National Wild and Scenic North Fork Smith River for many decades and it shows in the recognition given the river, its tributaries, and in the quality of its waters and its pristine to near-pristine salmon, steelhead and cutthroat trout habitat. Celebrating Oregon's Wild and Scenic Rivers Forest Grove City Library Forest Grove, OR January 8, Celebrating Oregon's Wild and Scenic Rivers Portland Patagonia Store Portland, OR October 9, KS Wild Annual Dinner for the Wild Ashland, OR October 6, Hood River Rotary Hood River, OR For 30 years, the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act has protected stretches of the Chetco from development. But the act is limited. It offers three categories of protection: wild, scenic and recreational.

Oregon now has 34 of the 81 wild and scenic rivers managed nationally by the BLM, or over 1, miles of roughly 2, total miles. The listing was prompted by a Seattle developer’s plan to mine for gold on more than half of the mile National Wild and Scenic segment of the river, including six miles within the Kalmiopsis Wilderness. including rivers with federal wild and scenic protection such as the Chetco. An ~1,word weekly exposition on some aspect of federal or state public lands in the United States. Some blogs goes rather deep and serve as a (I hope) useful backgrounder on particular public land areas, matters or issues. Other weeks, you’ll find a topical piece addressing a public lands contro. On the Chetco River. are designated wild and scenic. But absent a withdrawal or permanent protection, the lower portion, classified as scenic or recreational, is still open to.

Wild and Scenic Rivers, Brookings, Oregon. 1K likes. Wild and Scenic Rivers is a local Non-Profit organization that is working to protect the rivers of Southern Oregon and Northern California. (Native Fish Conservation Plan interim criteria cap hatchery stray rate at 10 %.) Nov. - Native Fish Conservation Policy (NFCP) adopted. Sept. Interim management criteria added to NFCP. Jan. Chetco River Hatchery Genetics Management Plan completed and. implemented. Along the way, your guides point out some favorite local creatures and scenic landmarks visible from the water, giving you a great look at local life before you paddle back to port. Inclusions Guided kayak or sup tour of the Chetco River estuary. Please accept these comments on behalf of the following conservation organizations in support of the proposed mineral withdrawal of national forest lands along the Chetco Wild and Scenic River. The mineral withdrawal is in aid of legislation (S. , H.R. ) to protect approximately 19 river miles within the river corridor designated Wild.

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Wild & Scenic River management plans. Eagle Creek (Wallowa-Whitman NF) Management Plan, Oregon. Eight Mile River Management Plan, Connecticut. What are wild and scenic rivers.

The Wild and Scenic Rivers Act protects more t miles of rivers and streams in the U.S. The Forest Service is involved in managing nearly 5, of those wild and scenic rivers miles. Designation as a wild and scenic river is our nation’s strongest form of protection for free-flowing rivers and streams.

The Chetco Wild and Scenic River Management plan describes the objective of the Scenic/Recreational river segments is to provide river-oriented recreation in an area of high quality scenery and largely undeveloped shoreline (p.

21). It also stated that mining is to be regulated to fully protect the Chetco River’s Outstandingly. The Chetco Wild and Scenic River Mineral Withdrawal EA, which is hereby incorporated by reference, complies with the Siskiyou National Forest Land and Resource Management Plan Final Environmental Impact Statement and Record of Decision (USDA-FS, ) as amended, and the Northwest Forest Plan (NWFP) (USDA -FS, USDI-BLM, ).

Type: Wild, Scenic, Recreational: Designated: Octo The Chetco River is a mile-long (90 km) stream located in the southwestern portion of the U.S. state of drains approximately square miles ( km 2) of Curry g through a rugged and isolated coastal region, it descends rapidly from about 3, feet ( m) to sea level at the Pacific : Pacific Ocean.

Signed inthe Wild and Scenic Rivers Act protects more than rivers in 40 states and Puerto Rico. Wild and Scenic Rivers are designated into the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System to preserve their free-flowing condition and to protect and enhance their outstandingly remarkable scenic, recreational, geologic, fish, wildlife, historic, cultural, and other similar.

In total, Oregon’s system of State Scenic Waterways now protects 21 river miles and one mountain lake for a total of 1, stream miles. You can read the Chetco State Scenic Waterway Management Plan here.

And you can read the Molalla State Scenic Waterway Management Plan here. Book online now. Kayak Brookings – River The Wild and Scenic Chetco river estuary in Brookings offers a variety of experiences ranging from frequent Pelican and Kingfisher sightings as well as seals, sloughs and some Chetco Wild and Scenic River management plan.

book the cleanest water on the coast. For anyone outside of Southern Oregon or Northern California, the Kalmiopsis Wilderness is likely one of the most beautiful places you have never heard of.

Itsacres give birth to three designated wild and scenic rivers and contain some of the highest concentrations of rare and endemic plants on the West Coast.

Largely due to ’s Biscuit Fire though, and its destruction of the. Flathead River. The designated river includes the North Fork, Middle Fork and South Fork above Hungry Horse Reservoir and features recreation, scenery, historic sites, unique fisheries and wildlife such as grizzly bears and wolves.

The rugged area includes the landscapes of Glacier National Park and the Bob Marshall and Great Bear Wilderness areas. Wild and Scenic Rivers is dedicated to protecting the rivers of Southern Oregon and Northern California.

It promotes community outreach and education about the remaining wild portions of the area. Founded inthe group’s pilot project, Chetco Love, has included succesfully advocating for designation of the Chetco River as a State Scenic.

Wild & Scenic Chetco River. likes. A page for all those who love solitude and unconfined adventures on the upper Chetco River. The North Fork Smith River’s 34 miles lie entirely within the Siuslaw National Forest along the central Oregon coast. The river is prized by anglers for its cutthroat (pictured above) and steelhead trout and provides refugia for salmon.

The marbled murrelet, a small seabird, nests in the old-growth trees lining the riverbanks. Chetco River. Management Plan Sections 3(d)(1) and (d)(2) Wild and Scenic River Studies Section 5(a) - sets out the process for evaluating specific rivers Congress identifies as potential additions to the Chetco, OR.

Limitations on Mineral Entry Section 9(a) Wild river areas withdrawn. The Rogue River is a southern Oregon gem, and classic multi-day river trip.

The Rogue attracts many new boaters each year because of its Class II-III rapids, great weather, camps, and side hikes.

There is so much to do while floating the Wild and Scenic Rogue River. Hiking opportunities are endless. Here are a handful of hints, helpful land marks, and things not to miss to get ready for your.

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Rogue Wild and Scenic River Management Plan. (D-Ore.) re-introduced a set of wilderness bill including the Oregon Treasures Act, legislation that would protect the Chetco River, Molalla River, Rogue River, and Horse Heaven and Cathedral Rock sections along the John Day River.

The Rogue River Wilderness and Rogue River Wild and Scenic. In October, the action turns to the Chetco and Smith river estuaries, which are known to kick out several fish over 50 pounds each fall. Andy has been fortunate enough to get customers into some of the biggest king salmon in recent memory on the Chetco, including a pounds salmon in the Chetco estuary and a river-record pound king salmon out of the drift boat upriver on the Chetco.

The owner of Wild Rivers Fishing and Brookings Fishing Charters, Andy is one of the most sought-after guides on the Oregon Coast.

He focuses mainly on the Chetco and Smith rivers, while also spending much of August on the Rogue River Bay in Gold Beach and Septembers on the Coos River. Inthe Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management worked with decision makers and public stakeholders to provide protection for over 18 miles of the National Wild and Scenic Chetco River.

Back inOregon Wild staffer Doug Heiken and I spent some time poking around the edges of a big roadless area in the Coast Range, identified on Oregon Wild maps, which looked to have some old forests that could be at risk of logging under the new BLM management plan being developed at the time (known as WOPR).

We found some overgrown roads and some giant trees along them. The Chetco Wild and Scenic River Management Plan found that the river corridor outside the Wilderness has low mineral potential. Support for Chetco River Protection Act.

The Chetco River Protection Act is broadly support by the public, fisheries scientist—including Mike Dombeck, former Chief of the Forest Service and Director of BLM and Jack. The Wild and Scenic Rivers Act is 48 years old. President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act into law by on October 2, The act turns 50 in “We are establishing a National Wild and Scenic Rivers System which will complement our river development with a policy to preserve sections of selected rivers in their free-flowing conditions and to protect their water.

Authorization of the Initial Development Phase of the Yakima Basin Integrated Plan, a long-term climate adaptation, water supply reliability, river restoration and lands management plan for farms, fish and people in Washington state. the Methow River in Washington and the Wild and Scenic Chetco River in Oregon from harmful mining.

The Forest Service action is the result of a continuing effort by conservation groups to protect the Chetco, a stronghold for wild salmon and steelhead in the Northwest, from the potential damages. An administrative withdrawal of approximately 19 miles of the Chetco River within the boundaries of the Rogue-Siskiyou National Forest is needed to give Congress time to act on the Forest Service’s own recommendations documented in the agency’s Management Plan for the National Wild and Scenic Chetco River.

A scenic section of the Upper Colorado River between Pumphouse and State Bridge. The BLM and Forest Service recently approved an alternative management plan, partially funded by the state, that acts as a workaround to a federal Wild & Scenic designation.

* Wild: miles * Scenic: miles * Recreational: miles * Total: miles. The Omnibus Oregon Wild and Scenic Rivers Act of designated miles of the Chetco River as wild and scenic, from its headwaters in the Kalmiopsis Wilderness down to the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest boundary just above Loeb State Park.

The Chetco River flows from the heart of the Kalmiopsis Wilderness. It is most famously known for it’s clear as glass water clarity and scenic river canyon. It’s most commonly done in inflatable kayaks at low (less than 1, cfs) flows.

It is quickly capturing the attention of whitewater kayakers and is a wilderness expedition of a. On J Congressman Peter DeFazio re-introduced a stand-alone version of the Chetco River Protection Act: H.R.

The bill is based on recommendations made by the U. Forest Service in the Chetco Wild and Scenic River Management Plan. It would provide protection this world-class salmon and steelhead river from the renewed threat of mining.

Chetco River. For those looking for a hard-core adventure, a kayaking trip down the Wild and Scenic Chetco River will not disappoint. Northwest Rafting Company runs two multiday guided tours: the Lower Gorges of the Chetco and the Upper Chetco River, which begins with a mile hike through the Kalmiopsis cally untouched, the upper portion is defined by green .Learn how a federal land management plan is made and how you can influence it» Learn the jargon, tools and policies for your success» Background.

Wild and Scenic Rivers: an American Legacy celebrates the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System with stunning photographs and a lively history involving citizen activists, scientists. The Chetco River stretches 55 miles from the Kalmiopsis Wilderness to the Pacific Ocean near Brookings.

(Photo credit: Wilderness Canyon Adventures) Wilderness Canyon Adventures leads trips May through October down the Wild and Scenic Chetco River.

(Photo credit: Wilderness Canyon Adventures) Chetco River's rapids range from Class 4 to Class 1, cascading down through .