Document - Lower Deschutes River Management Plan Record of Decision


In 1970, the ower 100 miles of the Deschutes River were designated by voter initiative as a component of the Oregon State Scenic Waterways System. In October 1988, this 100-mile segment from the Pelton Reregulating Dam to its confluence with the Columbia River was designated by U.S. Congress as a National Wild and Scenic River and classified as a recreational river area. The goal of this plan is to manage the lower 100 miles of the Deschutes Canyon on a segment-by-segment basis to protect and enhance the river's outstandingly remarkable and related values while allowing the continuation of compatible existing uses, including a wide range of public outdoor recreation opportunities and minimizing user conflicts. These recreation opportunities will be provided in a mannner that does not substantially impair the natural beauty of the river canyon, diminish it aesthetic, fish and wildlife, scientific and recreational values and take into account the rights of interests of private landowners and Tribal treaty rights.


Management Plan for the Lower Deschutes Wild and Scenic River

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Filename - Lower Deschutes River Management Plan Record of Decision404.pdf

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